Category: Copyright

All About Section 31 D of Copyright Act, 1957

The 2012 amendment in Copyright Act has introduced various provisions, one of them being section 31 D. This section is concerned with the broadcasting or performance of a literary or musical and sound recording, which has already been published. Clause 1 of Section 31D states: “Any broadcasting organization desirous of communicating to the public by … Continue reading All About Section 31 D of Copyright Act, 1957

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3EU’s New Copyright Directive Proposal: Boon for Strengthening IPR Law Protection or Bane on the Individual Internet Freedom?

We are at a time where the internet is bringing the world closer together, turning itself into a close-knit community. Internet has enhanced and rather increased the exchange of information. Amidst that, law enforcement agencies and governments all over the world have enacted various laws for channelization of data, protection of internet users, privacy of … Continue reading 3EU’s New Copyright Directive Proposal: Boon for Strengthening IPR Law Protection or Bane on the Individual Internet Freedom?

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Copyrighting Patents

The nature of Intellectual Property Rights is such that, like any other law, it has loopholes as well as overlaps. These overlaps arise due to the fact that IPR protects ideas by their expressions and expression can be in more ways than what can be imagined by one person. There are subject matters which are … Continue reading Copyrighting Patents

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Ownership Of Third Party Content On A Website/ Social Media/ Blogs Etc.

We all know that the copyright of any literary/dramatic/artistic work lies with the author of the work even if the copyright is not registered provided, it is original. According to this, the creator of the website is the copyright owner of the same (subject to some exceptions) provided the text, photographs, videos etc., used in … Continue reading Ownership Of Third Party Content On A Website/ Social Media/ Blogs Etc.

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Violation Of Moral Right In Light Of ‘Ghar Se Nikalte Hi’- Will This Be An Eye Opener For The Trend Of Remixes?

“Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.” [1] The foundation of this concept was laid in the case of Amarnath Sehgal v. Union of India[2]. This was a landmark judgement delivered by the Delhi High Court … Continue reading Violation Of Moral Right In Light Of ‘Ghar Se Nikalte Hi’- Will This Be An Eye Opener For The Trend Of Remixes?

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Law On Internet Memes

Internet users in India spend half their time on social media every day. It is one of the most efficient platforms for communication yet the most exploited one. One such famous platform would be Facebook, an online networking site that mostly everyone is aware of. Similarly, internet ‘meme’ is also ubiquitous It is defined as … Continue reading Law On Internet Memes

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Does Publication of Bare Acts by Private Companies amount to Copyright Infringement?

Introduction “[I]f ignorance of law is no excuse it presupposes that a citizen is able to know law. The elementary requirement in this country is that the citizen is able to obtain an authenticated copy of the Act, Rules and Regulations. If a citizen is not able to obtain these documents, the argument is that … Continue reading Does Publication of Bare Acts by Private Companies amount to Copyright Infringement?

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Freedom of Panorama

Freedom of panorama is a derived from German word Panoramafreiheit. It is the right of individual to publish photographs of the public buildings and the public structures which are attached to the public places permanently and is one of the exception of the Copyright law. “French-Italian model” and the “German-English model” are the two modular … Continue reading Freedom of Panorama

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Copyright Protection to Architectural Works

Issue of infringement of architectural works requires understanding of protection of works when they are reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner. For example: if an architect uses a part of the architectural design of another architect in order to build his own building, … Continue reading Copyright Protection to Architectural Works

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Copyright Protection for Architectural Works- Part II

Application of Mischief rule by Courts Mischief rule is pertains to interpretation of statutes, and is applied by Courts when there is a conflict between two laws or provisions of law on interpreting it by the words as stated in the particular law or is interpreted by the courts to resolve the confusion in its … Continue reading Copyright Protection for Architectural Works- Part II

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