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(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...
About Author: Keshab Roy Choudhury is a fourth year student at Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat. He is interested in IP and competition law. I. Introduction: The WIPO has recognized the importance of leveraging the power of IP to protect the commercial interests of the various participants in the...
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...
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...
The Indian Performing Right Society Ltd. (IPRS) has taken note of inputs and concerns expressed by Singers, Artistes, Friends, Colleagues and Well Wishers, about the proposed IPRS Tariff for “Live Streaming of Online Events”. By way of clarification, the Tariff was not slated to come into force until it was...
The Delhi High Court’s recent decision in Samir Kasal v. Prashant Mehta delved into the question of copyrightability of cricket. It also delved into the legal principles of breach of confidentiality, while also demotivating plaintiff’s intention to cause harm to the defendants by approaching the Court at the nick...
Prashant Reddy’s post on Spicy IP titled ‘Parliament repeals the Copyright (Amendment) Act, 1999 and Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012: What effect will it have on the Copyright Act?’  took many of us by surprise as to the ramifications this would have on the media and entertainment industry. In this post,...
Today, 21st June is the eleventh anniversary of the Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012 (Act 24 of 2012) coming into force after it was notified in the Gazette by the Central Government on June 21, 2012. It was earlier passed unanimously by the Indian Parliament on May 22, 2012, and...
A decade ago on this very day, the Copyright Amendment Act of 2012 came into effect. This amendment brought with it some sea changes which changed the landscape of the way the media and entertainment industry especially the music industry was functioning. As we celebrate the tenth year of...
TAKEAWAYS ABOUT SOFTWARE COPYRIGHTABILITY FROM WHAT TRANSPIRED AT THE U.S. SUPREME COURT *Long post ahead* PART 1: Software Copyright – Basic concept and background PART 2: Analysis of the Google v. Oracle oral arguments at the US Supreme Court. PART 1: SOFTWARE COPYRIGHTS Turn back to 1980, it is a new day, in...

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