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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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Validity of Restrictive Covenants in An Employment Agreement

Employees in the course of their employment may be privy to confidential information, trade secrets, and other critical information about the organization and its operations and activities. In order for any business to protect its interest and to ensure that the aforesaid information is not disseminated and revealed to competing businesses, certain restrictive covenants may … Continue reading Validity of Restrictive Covenants in An Employment Agreement

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Concept of Tax: An Overview

The Directive Principles of State Policy, enshrined in Part IV of the Indian Constitution articulates that India is a welfare state. A welfare state is a form of government in which the state protects and promotes the economic and social well-being of the citizens, based upon the principles of equal opportunity, equitable distribution of wealth, … Continue reading Concept of Tax: An Overview

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Hybrid Instruments for Investments in Startups

INTRODUCTION The fast-paced growth of Start-ups in India has attracted support and aid from the government and also numerous industrial sectors. With the idea of promoting growth of the Indian economy, entrepreneurs have received several incentives and benefits to establish start-ups. The essence for their growth and success lies in the ‘financing and funding’, which … Continue reading Hybrid Instruments for Investments in Startups

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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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