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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...
In a suit filed by J. Manimaran (proprietor of M/s. J.S. Screens), the Madras High Court vide its order dated February 19, 2018 restrained M/s. Lyca Productions from using the title ‘Karu’ with any other suffix or prefix or other word in connection to this title, pending disposal of...
As per the press release issued by Novex Communications, it has announced its alliance with music label Tips Industries Limited for their sound recording rights. Under the Assignment Agreement, Tips has granted exclusive rights to Novex for all On-Ground Performance rights of Tips sound recording repertoire. The deal would...
In my post here, I had covered the single bench ruling of the Madras High Court where the Court had restrained Lyca Productions from imitating or infringing J. Manimaran’s (proprietor of M/s. J.S. Screens) copyright over its original motion film titled ‘Karu’ (Tamil) with any other suffix or prefix...
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...
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...
DELHI HIGH COURT PASSES A LANDMARK JUDGEMENT AGAINST FILM PIRACY- ISSUES ITS FIRST DYNAMIC INJUNCTION AGAINST HYDRA HEADED ROGUE WEBSITES The Delhi High Court vide its judgement dated April 10, 2019 in the matter of UTV Software Communications Ltd vs 1337TX.TO & ORS decreed a permanent injunction against defendant websites...
The Competition Commission of India vide its order dated June 1, 2018 dismissed a complaint filed by Kshitiz Arya and Shri Purushottam Anand against makers of the films Padmaavat and Padman. The information was filed against Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd,  Bhansali Productions, Ms Twinkle Khanna, Kriarj Entertainment Private Limited,...
After a circular issued by the Excise Department on May 16, 2018 which reminded restaurants that only live music was allowed on their premises, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday told the Department to issue a clarification that there was no ban on recorded music. On May 16, the...

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