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The Copyright Office vide its public notice dated November 27, 2020 has invited for objections/ comments, if any from public/ stakeholders, in respect of application filed by Screenwriters Rights Association of India (SRAI) for registration as a copyright society under Section 33 of the Copyright Act in literary and...
About the Author:  Aviral Srivastava, is a 4th year law student at Symbiosis Law School, Noida. He has great interests in IPR and Technology Laws. Introduction The Bombay High Court recently passed an order reiterating that non-IPC offences punishable with "up to three years", will be categorised as cognizable and non-bailable. That...
(This post has been co-authored by Akshat Agrawal and Angad Singh Makkar) The long-standing litigation between Solid Oak Sketches (“Plaintiff”) and 2K Games & Take-Two Interactive Software (“Defendants”) was resolved (for the time-being) by a District Court of the Southern District of New York, through its order dated 26 March...
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...
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...
I was reading Mr. Javed Akhtar’s interview which was published in Times of India today and there was one striking line which he said which made me wonder what on earth is going on? When asked about the plans to go beyond synchronization royalty, Mr. Akhtar responded “The `13-crore distribution...
By Hiral Chheda 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...
On November 20, 2019 the media and entertainment industry woke up to the breaking news about FIR being filed by Economic Offences Wing (EOW) against one of India’s leading film studio and music label YRF (Yash Raj Films). The news read as under: “The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai...
The end of 2020 and beginning of 2021 saw two landmark decisions which would change the face of music industry in India, the first one being of IPAB’s decision on radio royalties in the first statutory licensing case (Music Broadcast Limited vs Tips Industries Limited & Ors) under Section...
I. Introduction On March 30th, 2021, the Central Government notified the Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021. A draft of these rules were released two years ago for public comments (you may read our article covering the 2019 draft here). II. Key Changes 1. The 2021 amendment replaces ‘Copyright Board’ with ‘Appellate Board’...

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