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In an appeal filed by IPRS before Delhi High Court against the single bench decision passed by Justice Endlaw  on January 4, 2021, the division bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Asha Menon on January 14, 2021 issued notice and held that until further orders, the single bench decision...
Recently the dispute between Shumita Deb (daughter of legendary musician Late Manna Dey) and Saregama reached the Supreme Court where the latter agreed to remove and not make any further use of the photographs and the name of Manna Dey on the cover of the subject CDs on a...
As per the notice published on the IPRS website, its 1st/ 2018-19 Extra-Ordinary General Meeting (EGM) will be held on April 11, 2018 to approve the ‘Tariff Scheme’ framed and presented by the Governing Council. The notice further reads that “This resolution is pursuant to the requirements under the...
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...
Martin R. Lemieux’s famous quote “All in the eye of the beholder - Some of the most destructive forces in the world (Fire & Water), can also have the power of beauty.” can have multiple interpretations, however, I see this as epitomizing the beauty of subjectivism and rationalism. It...
Recently, the Delhi High Court in RDB & Co. HUF vs. Harper Collins, summarily rejected the Plaintiff’s prayer to restrain the Defendant, i.e. Harper Collins, from novelising the screenplay of the popular Bengali film ‘Nayak’, which was written and directed by Satyajit Ray. Placing reliance on Section 13(4) of...
Roposo, a video sharing service backed by global venture capitalists Tiger Global and Bertelsmann as lead investors has been sued before the Delhi High Court by T-Series, for violation of copyright in thousands of its songs. T-Series asserted that Roposo has been violating its copyrighted content in a number of...
An unreal story of two realistic researchers: Pinku, a third-year student, and Bebuxa, a professor cum independent researcher from Nowhere University, Mind-pur researching on “Neurobiological determinism” needed access to certain articles which unfortunately are behind the paywalls, making it difficult to lead the research in the way they wanted. Seeing...
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...
A week after the Delhi High Court stayed the interim license granted by the Copyright Office in favour of Kuku & Koyal Internet Private Limited in petitions filed by Saregama India Limited and Super Cassettes India Private Limited ,   Zee Music has obtained a similar order from Delhi High...

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