Month: August 2021

Altpass LLC Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Apple Over iPhone Security Tools

Altpass LLC, a non-practicing entity has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against technology conglomerate Apple Inc at the US District Court for the Western District of Texas in August 2021. Altpass contended that certain iPhone security features such as passwords, methods of creating digital signatures, and other technologies behind unlock features, infringed upon patents that … Continue reading Altpass LLC Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Apple Over iPhone Security Tools

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Gender Inequality in Salaries Given to Athletes

Over the years, there have always been various issues in regard to the difference in salaries or payments paid to men and women. This has been there in every field, where men are paid more than women in various instances in spite of both of them doing equal amounts of work and contributing equally.  The … Continue reading Gender Inequality in Salaries Given to Athletes

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Accountability and Governance of Sports Authorities

With the onset of the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, we have witnessed numerous countries from all over the world participating to obtain some of the biggest honors in the sports realm –winning medals for their country. India, also being a participant, recently won numerous medals including a gold medal as well. This implies that the … Continue reading Accountability and Governance of Sports Authorities

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Enforceability of Emergency Awards Passed in Foreign-Seated Arbitration

Introduction Recently the Supreme Court of India in Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC vs. Future Retail Limited settled the dispute revolving around the Emergency Arbitration with Justice Nariman and Justice Gavai holding it to be included within section 17(2) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. This is a significant step towards India becoming a … Continue reading Enforceability of Emergency Awards Passed in Foreign-Seated Arbitration

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Whose Work Is It Anyway? -Non-Fungible Tokens and Its Tryst With Copyrights

The horizons of what could be achieved with technology has stretched farther than we could imagine. When Christopher Torres, the creator of the ‘Nyan Cat’ gif, published its corresponding token through the crypto-art platform foundation, he did not have the slightest idea that it would sell for over 300 ETH (approximately equal to $590,000). Similarly, … Continue reading Whose Work Is It Anyway? -Non-Fungible Tokens and Its Tryst With Copyrights

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Legal Position in India Pertaining to Infringement of Right to Publicity of a Celebrity

It is a well-known fact that celebrities have a great impact on the audience and therefore, the advertisement industry hugely expends in collaborating with the celebrities in order to expand their brand value in the market. With the great potential and incentives that this endeavor brings, there is also another side to the story where … Continue reading Legal Position in India Pertaining to Infringement of Right to Publicity of a Celebrity

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Pegasus and the Law

The recent news regarding Pegasus, which is a surveillance software developed by an Israel-based cyber security company, has sparked a lot of controversies. This software revealed one of the largest and highly sophisticated cyber attacks that have been directed onto the civilians wherein this spyware was used to gain access to target phones in India. … Continue reading Pegasus and the Law

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Tax Laws For Non Residents Professional Athletes

INTRODUCTION Top level athletes competing in various sports earn millions of dollars in wages. Just like a normal wage earner, they are entitled to pay their dues to the government. Earning extraordinary wages also leads to extraordinary tax payments. Cristiano Ronaldo –a top level athlete decided to join Juventus F.C., one of Italy’s leading football … Continue reading Tax Laws For Non Residents Professional Athletes

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Dissolution of the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal in India

INTRODUCTION Film Industry in India is one of the biggest film industries in the world. The revenue generated from this industry is valued at 70 billion Indian Rupees, which was recorded in 2020 (1). Both digital and OTT platforms have contributed largely since the Lockdowns in the whole world affecting the traditional film experience. Film … Continue reading Dissolution of the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal in India

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Key Judicial Elucidations: Amazon v. Future Retail Limited & Ors.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India settled the question of enforceability of a foreign arbitral award in Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC v. Future Retail Limited and Ors. The Apex Court held that an award delivered by an emergency arbitrator under the rules of a foreign seated arbitration is an Order under Section 17(1) of … Continue reading Key Judicial Elucidations: Amazon v. Future Retail Limited & Ors.

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