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I am pleased to bring to you our next guest post by Angad Singh Makkar. Angad is currently a 4th year student at Jindal Global Law School and had earlier written a post for us here. In this informative piece, Angad talks about the arbitrability of intellectual property disputes in India...
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...
I am pleased to bring to you a guest post by Jinisha Shah and Sanjana Kochhar, Associates at Solomon & Co. on the protection of a jewellery design under the framework of various intellectual property laws in India. Solomon & Co. is a century old multi-service law firm with offices...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

A FLAWED AMENDMENT

Noble intents are often defeated if not coupled with practicality. Such is the case with the Copyright Amendment Act of 2012 (“Amendment Act”). An Act originally introduced as a welfare legislation for the benefit of authors and performers has not yet seen the light of implementation despite lapse of...

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