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In light of the recent auction of the Artificial Intelligence- generated portrait of Edmond Belamy and genuine growth of AI generated art and musical works, it is important for us to indulge in the policy debate of who to accord authorship under the Copyright Act, for the same. Even...
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...
(This article is co-authored with Sangita Sharma, a 3rd -year student from Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar.) Who Came Together and Why? (Facts of the Case) - “Come together and fight” generally has a positive intuitive appeal, but these intuitions change when the same happens before the court(s) between the plaintiffs...
In the first part of the article, we argued that the copyrightability of Sherlock’s emotion is not possible under copyright law and it seems to be a gimmick to extend the protection over the character of Sherlock which is already in the public domain. As the name suggests, copyright misuse...
  (This post is co-authored with Sneha Jain, Partner, Saikrishna & Associates) The scope of copyright liability of Generative AI (‘genAI’) models is a hot topic globally. Copyright issues that stem out of genAI technology can be categorized into four heads. All the litigations in the United States form a part...
On Tuesday, 17th July 2018, the Delhi High Court vide an order secured the commercial interest of Gothic Entertainment in the film “Batti Gul Meter Chalu” (“Film”), whilst restraining them from interfering with the commercial exploitation of the Film in any manner whatsoever. This order (yet to be uploaded) was...
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...
I am pleased to bring to you our first guest post by Ankit Relan. Ankit Relan, is a practicing attorney in the Delhi High Court, and represents some of the biggest names in the film and music industry in India. He handles the copyright and technology law practice at...
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...
Continuing its litigation drive, Saregama India Limited recently dragged Maddock Films Pvt. Ltd, producers of the upcoming Rajkumar Rao and Mouni Roy starrer ‘Made in China’ to the Delhi High Court alleging infringement of their copyright in the song titled ‘Ke Odhni Odhu Odhu Ne Udi Jaye”. (Link to the...

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