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The Copyright Office vide public notice dated October 27, 2021, notified that the All India Film Chamber of Commerce (AIFCC) has filed an application for registration as a copyright society under Section 33 of the Copyright Act, 1957 for carrying out business of issuing or granting license in respect...
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...
This article is co-authored by Harshil Dureja . The present article is in two parts, the first part explicates the issue in case and discusses the copyrightablity of Sherlock Holmes’ feelings. The second part highlights the notion of copyright misuse as contended by the Defendant and discusses some of notable...
On the 23rd of May, Justice C. Hari Shankar of the Delhi High Court while dealing with the matter of RDB and Co. v. Harper Collins India Pvt. Ltd. regarding the ownership of copyrights to the screenplay of 1996 film ‘Nayak’ held that the first owner of the copyright...
By Anushka Verma While all of us have often been engrossed in watching sportspersons’ flair on various courts, the producers of the show ‘Spicy Pitch’ have also given lawyers (and others) interested in trademarks to be engrossed in some home court activity. The Plaintiff is Greek Goddess Media, a firm...
INTRODUCTION On 18th September 2018, the United States (“US”) Senate passed the Music Modernization Act (“MMA”) by unanimous consent. With unparalleled support among all factions of the music industry, the bill previously passed the House of Representatives in a 415-0 vote back in April. This is the first music licensing...
The Delhi High Court today dismissed the suit which was filed by the Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) against Aditya Pandey and others in 2006. Read judgement here. Key Highlights of the judgement: Jurisdiction – IPRS had filed an application under Order VII Rule 10 of the CPC for return...
AI-generated artwork has been on the rise for quite some time with varied experiments such as Walter Thompson’s The Next Rembrandt and Obvious’ Edmond De Balamy both of which required a sophisticated software specially designed for this purpose, a varied dataset and a collective of intellectuals all working towards...
We are pleased to bring our next guest post by Gaurav Chourasia who is currently a 3rd-year law student at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur and is keenly interested in IPR, Media & Entertainment laws, and Sports laws. In the Entertainment Industry, disputes related to copyright infringement are very common...
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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