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(Zidd (Urdu/Hindi word) = insistence, persistence or doggedness.) Judgments, especially of higher courts, are juggernauts capable of jamming future judgments of the lower courts (and sometimes even the similar stature courts). Aren’t they? After all, this is how Stare Decisis works in common law countries - precedents possess legal piety....
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...
(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...
In June, 2018 there was an interesting judgement passed by the Patiala House Court, Delhi in relation to performers rights. A judgement which if relied on by any of the higher courts would be catastrophic for ISRA (Indian Singers Rights Association) and performers claiming right to receive royalties in...
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...
The Calcutta High Court vide its order dated October 12, 2018 has directed Vodafone Idea Limited to deposit a sum of INR 2.5 crores with the HC Registrar within three weeks. The order was passed in a copyright infringement suit filed by Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) praying for...
The Bombay High Court vide its order dated May 22, 2020 refused to grant any ad-interim reliefs to the plaintiffs Sameer Wadekar and Mahesh Gosavi in their copyright infringement claim against Netflix, Red Chillies, director and writer  of the Series, where the plaintiffs claimed that the web series infringed...
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...
On the occasion of the Copyright Amendment Act, 2012, we at IPRMENTLAW conducted the biggest copyright virtual conference. Link to the recording of the conference: here  PANELISTS: (See details here) Guest of honor: Mr. Raghavendra G.R (Joint Secretary, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law) Keynote speaker: Mr. Blaise Fernandes (President, Indian Music Industry) Industry...
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...

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