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In an appeal filed by IPRS before Delhi High Court against the single bench decision passed by Justice Endlaw  on January 4, 2021, the division bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Asha Menon on January 14, 2021 issued notice and held that until further orders, the single bench decision...
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?”...
We are pleased to bring to you our next guest post by Ujjawal Bhargava, fourth-year student of the Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad. Ujjawal has a keen interest in the subject of Intellectual Property, specifically copyright and trademark laws. He has written for us earlier here and here. INTRODUCTION Recently, the Indian...
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...
This article is co-authored by me and Umang Sethi, a fourth year student from Institute of Law Nirma University, Ahmedabad. In addition to being infamous for moral rights infraction, the controversy over the song “Genda Phool'' by Badshah, illustrates the mystifying nature of the internet. The song was embroiled in...
Introduction: The concept of statutory licensing was introduced in the Copyright Act vide the 2012 amendments, however, it received its actual opportunity of practical application in 2020, after the applications for statutory licensing of sound recordings were filed by the radio broadcasters before the IPAB. The order dated 31.12.2020 passed by...
In June, 2018 there was an interesting judgement passed by the Patiala House Court, Delhi in relation to performers rights. A judgement which if relied on by any of the higher courts would be catastrophic for ISRA (Indian Singers Rights Association) and performers claiming right to receive royalties in...
In my previous post here, I had covered details of the legal notice issued by Mr. Javed Akhtar to Armaan Malik, Amaal Malik and T Series in relation to the recreated version of the song ‘Ghar Se Nikalte Hi’. In this post, I shall be analysing the legal position on...
Introduction: A Tale of Two Rights Copyright Act, 1957 provides two kinds of rights for the authors - 1.) economic rights (Section 13), and 2.) moral rights (these are ‘Special’ rights as per Section 57). Both these kinds have separate jurisprudential backings (we explained something here). The former is majorly...
By Anushka Verma With the exponential growth of the World Wide Web, our lives have changed from having internet as a part of it to becoming a part of the internet ourselves. Almost all aspects of our lives are interconnected to the internet. The WWW itself has now become a...

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