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NLSIU- IMI Roundtable Communiqué September 26, 2019 The NLSIU-IMI Roundtable on Unlocking Fair Value to Stakeholders took place in National Law School of India University (“NLSIU”) on September 5, 2019. The Roundtable consisted of stakeholders from the Media and Entertainment industry in India, including esteemed experts from International Federation of the Phonographic...
The Department related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce submitted its 161st Report on Review of the Intellectual Property Regime in India. Read report here. The Committee has recommended to amend Section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957 for incorporating ‘internet or digital broadcasters’ under statutory license in wake of the...
In a very interesting precedent from the Madras High Court, M/s Novex Communications Pvt. Ltd., a company which sometimes acts as an “agent” and sometimes “owner” of the right to “on ground performances” of the catalogues of several music labels (contracts available on its website here), has lost its...
The Copyright Office vide public notice dated October 27, 2021, notified that the All India Film Chamber of Commerce (AIFCC) has filed an application for registration as a copyright society under Section 33 of the Copyright Act, 1957 for carrying out business of issuing or granting license in respect...
In a copyright infringement suit filed by Sony Music, Bombay High Court has granted an ad-interim injunction in favour of Sony Music against KAL Radio thereby restraining them from broadcasting / communicating the content of Sony Music (Indian and International repertoire) on its FM radio stations, without complying the...
I am delighted to announce  that we at IPRMENTLAW are conducting for the first time ever, the biggest virtual roundtable conference on June 21, 2020 at 4.30pm on the occasion of the Copyright Amendment Act, 2012 completing eight years, topic being ‘Need to revamp the Copyright Act?’. In 2010, I...
The Copyright Amendment Act, 2012 came into effect on June 21, 2012. As our beloved Copyright Amendment Act, 2012 turns six today, here is what our industry experts have to say: Ashish Chandra, Director - Technology & Transactions, Netflix India*- “These were very progressive and forward-looking amendments at that time....
T Series and Saregama had filed independent copyright infringement suits against several radio broadcasters for violating the provisions under Rule 29 of the Copyright Rules, 2013 while invoking their statutory license in furtherance of the IPAB judgement dated 31st December 2020. The Delhi High Court vide its order dated 9th...
A decade ago on this very day, the Copyright Amendment Act of 2012 came into effect. This amendment brought with it some sea changes which changed the landscape of the way the media and entertainment industry especially the music industry was functioning. As we celebrate the tenth year of...
On the occasion of the Copyright Amendment Act, 2012, we at IPRMENTLAW conducted the biggest copyright virtual conference. Link to the recording of the conference: here  PANELISTS: (See details here) Guest of honor: Mr. Raghavendra G.R (Joint Secretary, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law) Keynote speaker: Mr. Blaise Fernandes (President, Indian Music Industry) Industry...

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