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On Tuesday, 17th July 2018, the Delhi High Court vide an order secured the commercial interest of Gothic Entertainment in the film “Batti Gul Meter Chalu” (“Film”), whilst restraining them from interfering with the commercial exploitation of the Film in any manner whatsoever. This order (yet to be uploaded) was...
With the rising number of litigations on audio-visual content, it has become supremely important for content owners to be vigilant about the existing legal framework surrounding audio-visual content. Through this post, I intend to cover the do’s and don’ts which content owners should be wary about. The first part of my...
The Copyright Office issued a public notice on January 24, 2018 notifying that the Registrar of Copyright has issued an interim license under Section 31D(1) of the Copyright Act, 1957 in favour of M/s Kuku & Koyal Internet now known as M/S Kuku & Koyal Internet Pvt .Ltd. The...
I urge you not to draw conclusions without reading this entire post. The intent is not to derail any entity but to have an open discussion on imminent issues daunting the entire media and entertainment industry especially when the lawyers of each side are gearing up for decade long...
IPRMENT HIGHLIGHTS OF 2017  COPYRIGHT Force 2- The Cyber Crime Investigation Cell, Mumbai, registered an FIR against K Sera Sera Digital Cinema Ltd after a complaint filed by Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd (Viacom18) in relation to online piracy of its film Force-2. Rangoon- Copyright infringement suit filed in Bombay High...
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...
The Supreme Court of India, in a major blow to the Central Government has held that the rules framed under section 184 of the Amended Finance Act of 2014 are violative of various Constitutional Principles. The 5-judge bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has struck down, in its...
The deal between Amazon and Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) made headlines earlier this week and was a pleasant news to many of us who have been waiting for the Copyright Amendment Act, 2012 to see the light of implementation. The expectations from the revamped IPRS are also quite...
In Part 1 of my post, I had covered the precautions to be taken while making an audio-visual content from trademark and copyright perspective which included registration of film titles, issues relating to trademark and passing off in audio-visual content, registration of script and precautions to be taken to...
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...

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