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The Delhi High Court’s recent decision in Samir Kasal v. Prashant Mehta delved into the question of copyrightability of cricket. It also delved into the legal principles of breach of confidentiality, while also demotivating plaintiff’s intention to cause harm to the defendants by approaching the Court at the nick...
The Copyright Office vide public notice dated February 18, 2022, notified that the Pahari Performing Rights Association 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 of musical works...
About Author: Keshab Roy Choudhury is a fourth year student at Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat. He is interested in IP and competition law. I. Introduction: The WIPO has recognized the importance of leveraging the power of IP to protect the commercial interests of the various participants in the...
Before-Background All authors can be owners but not all owners can be authors, except producers. You may mind - why producers are more equal than others, or more subtly, why do they get such peachy privilege? Simply, because the statute says so! But why does the statute say so -...
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 Bombay High Court, vide Order dated 20th October 2021 in Endemol Shine Nederland Producties B.V. & Ors. v. Angel Singh aka Lucky Trading as 999 Productions & Ors. (COMIP(L)/28812/2021) (hereinafter, the “Order”) granted an ex parte ad interim injunction against the Defendants, who were shown to be organising...
The Madras High Court in the case of Novex Communications Pvt. Ltd vs DXC Technology Pvt. Ltd & Anr has held that the business of issuing licenses in any work in which copyright subsists can only be done by a registered copyright society if the work is incorporated in...
INTRODUCTION Copyright can be infringed by an act as simple as clicking a picture of a copyrightable work, or printing posters of a famous band and hanging them in private property. Despite the existence of a proper legal framework to protect the rights of a copyright holder, this form of...
The Bombay High Court’s order dated 20th October 2021 in Tarun Wadhwa v. Saregama India Ltd. & Anr. (COMIP 4366/2021) (hereinafter, the “Order”) delved extensively into the legal principles governing a breach of confidentiality in copyright cases, while also briefly reiterating the settled law on idea-expression dichotomy. Notable observations...
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...

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