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I. Introduction to ‘Code of Best Practices for Online Curated Content Providers’ and ‘Self Regulation for Online Curated Content Providers’. At the start of 2019, the Internet and Mobile Association of India (“IAMAI”) had introduced a document titled ‘Code of Best Practices for Online...

BAN OR NOT TO BAN?

You’d probably be living under a rock if you haven’t heard of or seen the whole episode where Kunal Kamra has been banned by several airlines from flying with them after he posted a video of Arnab Goswami in an Indigo flight asking him to answer some of his questions and...
LICENSING AGREEMENT BETWEEN SONY PICTURES AND IPRS Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has entered into a licensing agreement with the Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS). Pursuant to this agreement, Sony shall be able to use the IPRS music bank for its digital broadcasts. With this licensing agreement, Sony...
Background In recent proceedings, the Madras High Court asked the government to decide upon the need for an amendment to the Sports Act, 2007, so as to allow Doordarshan to stream sporting events of national importance on its ‘Over The Top’ (OTT) platforms....
‘CHHAPAAK’ CREDITS ROW: FOX STAR STUDIOS AGREES TO ACKNOWLEDGE LAWYER APARNA BHAT’S CONTRIBUTION IN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF THE FILM Lawyer Aparna Bhat had filed a contempt petition in the Delhi High Court against the makers of the movie ‘Chhapaak’ for not acknowledging her contribution in the copies screened internationally. The...
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) has notified on May 30, 2019 the proposed amendments to the Copyright Rules, 2013 (“Proposed Rules”) in exercise of its powers conferred under Section 78 of the Copyright Act, 1957. The Ministry has sought objections...
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) vide it’s circular dated 17 October, 2018 has proposed an amendment to the decade-old Sports Broadcasting Signals (Mandatory Sharing with Prasar Bharati) Act, 2007 and has sought feedback on the plan. The Act requires private sports broadcasters such as Star India and Sony...
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, I am pleased to bring in our second guest interview with Ms. Vanditta Malhotra Hegde. Ms. Vanditta Malhotra Hegde, Founder and Managing Partner of Singh & Singh| Malhotra & Hegde, is an accomplished lawyer with more than 17 years of legal advisory and...
  The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 23, 2017. The objective of the Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 is to provide for protection of the interests of consumers and for the said purpose, to establish authorities for timely and effective administration and settlement of...
Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ (earlier titled Padmavati) has been doing its rounds of controvesies since the inception of its shooting. Prior to the film receiving its certification from CBFC and now even post receiving the censor certificate, some state governments like the Rajasthan, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Government have...

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