Month: July 2021

Online Piracy of Live Sport Events: EU parliament’s New Regime

Recently, in May 2021, the European Parliament adopted a new regime to combat online piracy of sports-related events. The increased online piracy was due to the development in digital technology as well as the rapid increase of digital content to sports fans across the world. The report by the Synamedia and Ampere Analysis found that … Continue reading Online Piracy of Live Sport Events: EU parliament’s New Regime

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The Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021: The Debate of Rights V. Piracy

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting recently announced the Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021 (‘Bill’, hereinafter). The bill has been aimed ‘to tackle the menace of film piracy’, and comes as an amended iteration of the Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2019 which received severe backlash from the industry experts. However, even the amended bill finds itself shrouded … Continue reading The Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021: The Debate of Rights V. Piracy

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Intellectual Property and Their Role in Olympic Games

Hundreds of countries and Thousands of athletes from all around the world participate in Olympic Games; these are the world’s truly global, multi-sport, celebratory athletics competitions. At the Olympics, the world came together to try to win, was inspired and united. Greek and first Olympic inspired the Olympics were held in ancient Greek in 8th … Continue reading Intellectual Property and Their Role in Olympic Games

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The Utility of Artist’s Resale Right

INTRODUCTION Droit de suite or Artist’s Resale Right (ARR), a concept that traces its origin to France in the 1860s, exists as an economic justification for all that the artists lose during their creative lifetime. ARR is considered a moral right of the artist. The share in the resale indicates that when later the value … Continue reading The Utility of Artist’s Resale Right

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Work of Fiction: Idea or Expression?

Ironman, Batman, Tarzan, Mickey Mouse, James Bond, Harry Potter are not merely names but are “cultural heuristics,” with the power to transport, amaze, horrify, and inspire. All of us, on a daily basis, delve into their stories and associate with them on a personal level, even get inspired by them sometimes. Characters may be described … Continue reading Work of Fiction: Idea or Expression?

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Double Patenting and Where it Stands as per Delhi High Court

In a recent Judgement by Delhi High Court on 02.11.2020 (CS (Comm) 410/2020 AstraZeneca Ab & Anr v Alkem Laboratories), AstraZeneca (Plaintiff), a reputed British-Swedish multinational Pharmacy & Biotechnology company, was denied an Application under Order 39 Rule 1 &2 under the CPC for grant of Temporary Injunction against Alkem Laboratories (Defendants). It was contended … Continue reading Double Patenting and Where it Stands as per Delhi High Court

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Data Scraping on LinkedIn vis-à-vis Commercial Usage

Data scraping is the method of obtaining and copying specific information from a website or other database. It is the primary method used by internet search engines and web aggregators to index and arranges the massive amount of data available on the internet or another database such as consumer product data or social media profile … Continue reading Data Scraping on LinkedIn vis-à-vis Commercial Usage

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Delhi High Court comes up with the Intellectual Property Division (IPD) for handling IP matters

With the abolishment of various Boards and Appellate Tribunals by Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021, which was promulgated by the President of India and was notified on 4th April 2021, The Delhi High Court (DHC) has now established an Intellectual Property Division (IPD) to deal with matters related to Intellectual Property … Continue reading Delhi High Court comes up with the Intellectual Property Division (IPD) for handling IP matters

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Davis v. Pinterest, Inc.: The Road Map to Contributory Infringement Suits

“The one who distributes, with the object of promoting its use to infringe copyright, as shown by clear expression or other affirmative steps taken to foster infringement, is liable for the resulting acts of infringement by third parties.” The concept of contributory copyright infringement thus stems from the law of torts which basically purports that … Continue reading Davis v. Pinterest, Inc.: The Road Map to Contributory Infringement Suits

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