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The Bombay HC has recently gone on to admit a recent petition filed in lieu of the issue of subsistence of copyright in old traditional songs in various languages. As reported herein, a complaint had been filed in the form of an FIR at the Malad police station in...
The end of 2020 and beginning of 2021 saw two landmark decisions which would change the face of music industry in India, the first one being of IPAB’s decision on radio royalties in the first statutory licensing case (Music Broadcast Limited vs Tips Industries Limited & Ors) under Section...
Lahari Recording Company has challenged Section 31(1)(b) and 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957 before the Supreme Court by filing a petition under Article 32 of the Constitution. The Supreme Court vide order dated July 13, 2018 has issued notice in the matter. The matter is tentatively listed on...
UPDATE: ZEE ENTERTAINMENT ENTERPRISES LIMITED V. MUSICAL.LY, INC. & ORS. In a recent development, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (“Zee”) has filed a suit in the High Court of Delhi against the popular Chinese video content and online sharing APP ‘Musical.ly, Inc.’ (“Musical.ly”). Zee has sought for a permanent injunction...
The Copyright Office issued a public notice on January 24, 2018 notifying that the Registrar of Copyright has issued an interim license under Section 31D(1) of the Copyright Act, 1957 in favour of M/s Kuku & Koyal Internet now known as M/S Kuku & Koyal Internet Pvt .Ltd. The...
I keep checking the Indian copyright office website every now and then hoping to see a ‘NEW’  flash on their home page. The last ‘NEW’ flash on their website is of August 14, 2018 with an advertisement for appointment of technical member in IPAB. Looks like no amount of advertising...
I urge you not to draw conclusions without reading this entire post. The intent is not to derail any entity but to have an open discussion on imminent issues daunting the entire media and entertainment industry especially when the lawyers of each side are gearing up for decade long...
The Calcutta High Court vide its order dated October 12, 2018 has directed Vodafone Idea Limited to deposit a sum of INR 2.5 crores with the HC Registrar within three weeks. The order was passed in a copyright infringement suit filed by Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) praying for...
The Delhi High Court today dismissed the suit which was filed by the Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) against Aditya Pandey and others in 2006. Read judgement here. Key Highlights of the judgement: Jurisdiction – IPRS had filed an application under Order VII Rule 10 of the CPC for return...
A week after the Delhi High Court stayed the interim license granted by the Copyright Office in favour of Kuku & Koyal Internet Private Limited in petitions filed by Saregama India Limited and Super Cassettes India Private Limited ,   Zee Music has obtained a similar order from Delhi High...

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