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(This post has been co-authored by Harshil Dureja and Anushree Rauta) Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) (petitioner) is a collective rights organization licensing its members’ sound recordings for communication to public in the areas of public performance and radio broadcast. PPL owns and/or controls the Public Performance rights of some of...
Saregama has moved Delhi High Court against Mohalla Tech Private Limited, the holding company of the short video format platforms “Sharechat” and “Moj” alleging infringement of their copyright. Last year, Saregama and Sharechat had inked a global licensing deal which enabled use of Saregama catalogue for social media experiences on...
What happens when two people claim rights on the same work? Both are right-holders in ‘their opinion’; both have run ‘their’ rights for a substantial time until one day their obliviousness outbursts. Here, how to test ‘true’ ownership? Is it a question of law or a question of fact?...
This article is written by Lokesh Vyas and Angad Makkar. Background On April 4, 2021, the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021 (“the Tribunals Ordinance”) was promulgated which dissolved certain existing appellate bodies and transferred their functions (such as adjudication of appeals) to other existing judicial bodies. A...
(This post is co-authored by Umang Sethi, a fourth year student from Institute of law Nirma University.) The first part of the post analyzed case and highlighted some crucial parts of the case that require further scrutiny. The present post will look at the policy implications for mandatory copyright registration...
We are pleased to announce that IPRMENTLAW in collaboration with Creative First and FICCI has launched its first handbook "Copyright 101- A Handbook on Copyright for Content Creators and Owners'. Link to the handbook: Copyright 101_Handbook The Handbook is a useful compendium for content creators and owners in the media and...
This is a two parts post. The first part discusses the judgment of the Bombay High Court and the second part analyses the policy implications of Copyright Registration and proposes certain recommendations in this regard. Copyright Registration: A Convolutional Need? Question: “Is it necessary to register a work to claim copyright?”...
The Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2021 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on February 13, 2021 proposing that the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (“IPAB”) be scrapped and all its powers should be transferred to the relevant Courts. However, the bill did not pass in the...
I. Introduction On March 30th, 2021, the Central Government notified the Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021. A draft of these rules were released two years ago for public comments (you may read our article covering the 2019 draft here). II. Key Changes 1. The 2021 amendment replaces ‘Copyright Board’ with ‘Appellate Board’...
About the Author:  Aviral Srivastava, is a 4th year law student at Symbiosis Law School, Noida. He has great interests in IPR and Technology Laws. Introduction The Bombay High Court recently passed an order reiterating that non-IPC offences punishable with "up to three years", will be categorised as cognizable and non-bailable. That...

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