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As per the press release issued by Novex Communications, it has announced its alliance with music label Tips Industries Limited for their sound recording rights. Under the Assignment Agreement, Tips has granted exclusive rights to Novex for all On-Ground Performance rights of Tips sound recording repertoire. The deal would...
I am pleased to bring to you our next guest post by Angad Singh Makkar. Angad is currently a 4th year student at Jindal Global Law School. He was the winner of the Global Anti-Trust moot court competition, organised by Antolin Scalia law school, George mason University, Washington DC....
While going through Calcutta High Court’s order dated December 22, 2017 in the matter of Saregama India Limited vs The New Digital Media & Anr ,  a portion discussing Section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957 caught my attention. The portion reads as under: “In any view of the matter even...
An important feature of the definition of authorship in a computer-generated work in the Indian Copyright Act is the phraseology involved, which states that the author is the person who “causes the work to be created” (Section 2(d)(vi) of the Indian Copyright Act). This is definitely different from one...
(Drafted by Lokesh Vyas, Angad Makkar and Akshat Agrawal -contributors to IPRMENTLAW. Special thanks to Anushree Rauta and the whole IPRMENTLAW team for their beautiful balancing ideas.) Note: The article offers a lot of paradoxes to understand IP and the role of fair use in it, so read it carefully...
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...
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...
NLSIU- IMI Roundtable Communiqué September 26, 2019 The NLSIU-IMI Roundtable on Unlocking Fair Value to Stakeholders took place in National Law School of India University (“NLSIU”) on September 5, 2019. The Roundtable consisted of stakeholders from the Media and Entertainment industry in India, including esteemed experts from International Federation of the Phonographic...
This is the 2nd part of the 2 part post and discusses my theoretical take on the issue of copyrightability of plots and themes, and the abstraction filtration test as a determining factor for copyright infringement. Link to Part 1 (context and the cases involved) Analysis This part shall discuss the theoretical...
Martin R. Lemieux’s famous quote “All in the eye of the beholder - Some of the most destructive forces in the world (Fire & Water), can also have the power of beauty.” can have multiple interpretations, however, I see this as epitomizing the beauty of subjectivism and rationalism. It...

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