Category: Copyright

Circulation of E-Newspaper: Infringement Under Copyright Law

Dissemination of e-newspapers on Telegram has raised a copyright debate under the steady gaze of the Delhi High Court. Because of CoVID-19 limitations coming into power, actual dispersion and house-to-house conveyance of papers got cruelly affected.  As this issue surfaced most paper sites began offering free preliminaries on their individual sites by the methods for … Continue reading Circulation of E-Newspaper: Infringement Under Copyright Law

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Fresh Amendments to the Copyright Rules: Are these enough?

A new amendment in the copyright rules has been in the works since 2019. The Department of Industry and Internal Trade had proposed the rules with the aim of increasing efficiency in the procedural law. The last amendment happened in 2016 when “services” were brought under the purview of the copyright act. However, as technology … Continue reading Fresh Amendments to the Copyright Rules: Are these enough?

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Conundrum of effect on Copyright Registration of Correction in Particulars of Work Post Registration

Copyright is a bundle of rights that exist in a tangible work i.e. in a material expression, and existing from the moment, such copyrightable work is created. Though no formalities of a registration process are per se required to avail such rights, it is always advisable to register such work under the Copyright regime, to … Continue reading Conundrum of effect on Copyright Registration of Correction in Particulars of Work Post Registration

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Copyright and the World of Musical Remixes

Whether it be Tamma Tamma, Laila Mai Laila, Saki-Saki, or the Humma Song, all of us dance to the tunes of our all-time favorite ever-green hit songs and also on the tunes of their remixes. Every now and then, we hear the remix versions of old classic hit songs being used in films and being … Continue reading Copyright and the World of Musical Remixes

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Copyright Ownership of Abandonware

There are several old versions of different software no longer distributed or supported by their owners as they tend to shift their focus to the newer versions and find these older versions less profitable. “Abandonware” is the name given to refer to these old versions. In common parlance, the term is used to denote “out-of-print” … Continue reading Copyright Ownership of Abandonware

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The Copyright Notice Requirement

A copyright notice is a notice of statutorily prescribed form, placed on copies or phone records of a work that informs the public of the underlying claim to copyright ownership in a published work. When a work is published under the authority of the copyright owner, a notice of copyright may be placed on all … Continue reading The Copyright Notice Requirement

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Softwares Copyrightable Under The Indian Copy Right Act

Introduction Computer instructions that tell the computer how to work is software. Software is an extremely sensitive creation for the creator. Software is at risk at every stage of its construction. There is a risk of the creation getting stolen, hacked or leaked. Once such a calamity happens the creation is compromised. The drawbacks of … Continue reading Softwares Copyrightable Under The Indian Copy Right Act

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Should The Works Created By Artificial Intelligence Machine Be Protected Under The Copyright Law?

INTRODUCTION The introduction or coming into being of artificial intelligence and its development has formed challenges in the world of Intellectual Property law; especially copyright law. It is now similar to the situation when computers were introduced and at that time what was seen that whether the work that was made or generated by computer … Continue reading Should The Works Created By Artificial Intelligence Machine Be Protected Under The Copyright Law?

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Netflix Documentary Stirs The Copyright Cauldron

The practice and philosophy of Yoga is millions of years old. The Bhagavat Gita propounds that “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self to the self.” Yoga is deeply entwined in the heritage and culture of India and is inseparable from its spiritual history. It was in the 20th century that yoga … Continue reading Netflix Documentary Stirs The Copyright Cauldron

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Copyright Act And Photographs On Social Media

Are photographs posted on Social Media Protected under Copyright Law? Introduction  We live, today, in an internet age, where human beings scattered all over the world are perpetually and constantly connected via social networking websites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and several more. Social Media is that construct, which gives users the ability to share … Continue reading Copyright Act And Photographs On Social Media

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