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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...
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 CONCEPT OF ARTISTS RE-SALE RIGHTS Artist Re-sale rights or Droit De Suite, as known in French terminology, is both an example of an economic right as well as an extension of the personhood theory of Copyright law, which emphasizes upon a work representing the character and personality of the...
We are pleased to announce that IPRMENTLAW in collaboration with Creative First and FICCI has launched its first handbook "Copyright 101- A Handbook on Copyright for Content Creators and Owners'. Link to the handbook: Copyright 101_Handbook The Handbook is a useful compendium for content creators and owners in the media and...
The Department related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce submitted its 161st Report on Review of the Intellectual Property Regime in India. Read report here. The Committee has recommended to amend Section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957 for incorporating ‘internet or digital broadcasters’ under statutory license in wake of the...
As reported by Spicy IP here, Bombay High Court has restrained Novex Communications from taking any coercive action against Gulraj Hotel and Gautam Hospitality Private Limited (combined order) which filed a groundless threats action under Section 60 of the Copyright Act after receiving a legal notice from Novex . The...
In a rather detailed judgment dated May 28th, 2018, a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court has upheld the constitutionality of certain provisions of the Copyright Rules, 2013 in the matter of Anand Bhushan & Ors. v. Union of India. To give a brief background: In 2013, a writ petition was filed in...
“Whatever action is performed by a great man, common men follow in his footsteps, and whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues.” -Bhagavad Gita What Krishna is to Gita is what originality is to copyright as both (Krishna and originality) remain the fulcrum of their respective...
This article is written by Lokesh Vyas and Angad Makkar. Background On April 4, 2021, the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021 (“the Tribunals Ordinance”) was promulgated which dissolved certain existing appellate bodies and transferred their functions (such as adjudication of appeals) to other existing judicial bodies. A...
The distribution of royalties to the tune of INR 13 crores by IPRS to its author members recently made headlines. It also gave rise to a lot of questions and speculations on why would PPL make royalty payments to IPRS. I was personally surprised since I was under the...

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