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An unreal story of two realistic researchers: Pinku, a third-year student, and Bebuxa, a professor cum independent researcher from Nowhere University, Mind-pur researching on “Neurobiological determinism” needed access to certain articles which unfortunately are behind the paywalls, making it difficult to lead the research in the way they wanted. Seeing...
Recently, in the case of Mattel Inc. v. Present Enterprises and Ors., the Delhi High Court was faced with the question of protection of foreign works under Indian Copyright Law and protection of word marks and shape marks. The case was decided ex-parte, which also became a relevant factor...
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 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...
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 Telangana High Court, in a recent decision titled M/S Super Cassettes Industries Private Limited v. Nandi Chinni Kumar and Ors., has upheld the concept of “life rights” as elements of copyright- and  in fact, upheld an order for an injunction against the Appellant’s (hereinafter, “Defendant”) film, for violating...
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...
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) has notified on May 30, 2019 the proposed amendments to the Copyright Rules, 2013 (“Proposed Rules”) in exercise of its powers conferred under Section 78 of the Copyright Act, 1957. The Ministry has sought objections...
Prashant Reddy’s post on Spicy IP titled ‘Parliament repeals the Copyright (Amendment) Act, 1999 and Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012: What effect will it have on the Copyright Act?’  took many of us by surprise as to the ramifications this would have on the media and entertainment industry. In this post,...
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...

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