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Often the Right to Privacy is viewed in conflict with certain other constitution safeguards: primarily the fundamental right of Freedom of expression, and often the scope and nature of the right to Privacy is tested through new parameters. Consequently, a balance needs to be struck and the boundaries and...
INTRODUCTION Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis in their ground-breaking article “The Right to Privacy” introduced a fundamental principle as per which an individual shall have full protection in person and in property. They defined Privacy as a principle as old as the common law. The right to privacy as an independent and distinctive...
In a case filed by Babuji Shah, purported son of Gangubai Kathiawadi seeking injunction against authors of the novel ‘The Mafia Queens of Mumbai’ to restrain them from publishing, selling or creating third party rights on their novel, as well as to injunct Bhansali Productions from producing the film...
The Telangana High Court, in a recent decision titled M/S Super Cassettes Industries Private Limited v. Nandi Chinni Kumar and Ors., has upheld the concept of “life rights” as elements of copyright- and  in fact, upheld an order for an injunction against the Appellant’s (hereinafter, “Defendant”) film, for violating...
Recently, the Telangana High Court, while hearing an appeal filed by Ram Gopal Varma observed that the right to privacy does not apply to incidents which are already in Public domain. In this article, we attempt to take a closer look at the present case and the existing jurisprudence in...
In the suit filed by Late AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa’s niece, Deepa Jayakumar, before the Madras High Court, seeking a stay on two in-production projects, allegedly based on the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s life –a film “Thalaivi” and a web series “Queen”- will tell the politician’s story, the Madras...
Late AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa’s niece, Deepa Jayakumar, has moved the Madras High Court, seeking a stay on two in-production projects, allegedly based on the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s life. Deepa Jayakumar is concerned about the honesty with which the two projects --a film “Thalaivi” and a web series...
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 reports, actor Sanjay Dutt has decided to take legal action against Juggernaut Books for publishing his biography without his permission.  Authored by film journalist Yasser Usman, the book ‘The Crazy Untold Story of Bollywood’s Bad Boy — Sanjay Dutt’ exposes some controversial events from the actor’s personal...

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