Category: Copyright

Safeguarding The Rights of Musicians Within The Indian Music Industry.

Introduction At the onset of a musician’s career, artists are extremely vulnerable to third-party exploitations that leads to multiple rights being assigned. One of the most unscrupulous and controversial contracts within the music industry, known as the “360-degree deal” , also known as the multiple rights deal, where the record labels retain complete control over … Continue reading Safeguarding The Rights of Musicians Within The Indian Music Industry.

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The Uninvited Stardom: Understanding Publicity Rights, Infringement & Intellectual Property Issues

Exordium: Understanding the Cost of Stardom Call it what you want, celebrities are often recognised for their glamourous persona and appealing identities. Eventually, the market monopoly acts swift and smart to utilise their influence to drive commercial gains for themselves. This ranges from merchandising, promotional advertisements, brand endorsements, and money-making. However, in the gold rush … Continue reading The Uninvited Stardom: Understanding Publicity Rights, Infringement & Intellectual Property Issues

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Protection of Copyrights in Philippines

Introduction The Philippines has laws and policies that generally support a conducive intellectual property (IP) environment, but enforcement is irregular and inconsistent. Several considerations are important for effective management of intellectual property (IP) rights in the Philippines. First, it is important to have an overall strategy to protect IP. Second, IP may be protected differently … Continue reading Protection of Copyrights in Philippines

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MRT MUSIC V. INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS COPYRIGHT DISPUTE–GRANTING BLANKET ORDER IS PUNITIVE

On 7th November 2022, the Commercial Court, Bangalore passed an ex-parte injunction order temporarily blocking the Twitter handles of the Indian National Congress (“Congress”) and Bharat Jodo Yatra. The Commercial Court order came following a Commercial Suit filed by M/s. MRT Music, a Bengaluru-based music label, alleging that the Congress have infringed their registered copyright … Continue reading MRT MUSIC V. INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS COPYRIGHT DISPUTE–GRANTING BLANKET ORDER IS PUNITIVE

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The ‘Payal jo chankai’ Controversy | Can Song Covers Amount to Copyright Infringement?

Introduction The recent remake of Maine Payal Hai Chhankai, titled O Sajna by Neha Kakkar resulted in mixed criticism. Falguni Pathak, the original singer, herself resorted to making tendentious comments regarding her song cover. However, the original singer disliking a cover version of their song is not unfamiliar. A similar instance has occurred in context … Continue reading The ‘Payal jo chankai’ Controversy | Can Song Covers Amount to Copyright Infringement?

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Can Technicalities In The Copyright, Be Allowed To Water Down The Original Artwork

Lord of Rings : Rings of Power is a series of 5 seasons streaming on Amazon Prime Videos, streaming from 1st September, 2022. This series is most expensive television series ever made. The fans of Lord of the Rings rejoiced when the show was announced as it was publicised that Rings of Power will depict … Continue reading Can Technicalities In The Copyright, Be Allowed To Water Down The Original Artwork

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The Legal Position of Screenshots and Screen Recordings from the Point of View of Copyright Law

Introduction In today’s era, screenshots and screen recording have become a way part of our life. It is so common that we don’t even think twice before engaging in the practice; be it taking a screenshot or a screen record of a video, film, post or even a tweet. Technological advancements and easy access have … Continue reading The Legal Position of Screenshots and Screen Recordings from the Point of View of Copyright Law

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Protecting Creations Through Moral Rights | Amar Nath Sehgal’s 13 Year Long Battle

Introduction Of The Case Copyright, along with patent and trademark law, is one of the three basic disciplines of contemporary intellectual property law. Overshadowed historically by the economic value of patents and trademarks, the plaintiff, who believed that there can be no beauty without a soul, had brought this case in the hope that the … Continue reading Protecting Creations Through Moral Rights | Amar Nath Sehgal’s 13 Year Long Battle

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Resolution Mechanism Under Copyright Act 1957

Copyright is a type of licensed innovation security conceded under Indian law to the makers of unique works of creation, for example, scholarly works (counting PC projects, tables and assemblages including PC information bases which might be communicated in words, codes, plans or in some other structure, including a machine decipherable medium), emotional, melodic and … Continue reading Resolution Mechanism Under Copyright Act 1957

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Hot News Doctrine in Copyrights

“Hot News” is a recent phenomenon in copyrights. The concept refers to written material or live televised events, often “facts”, that have value for a short duration and will soon lose its importance and value as soon as it comes in the “public realm”. Given the short timeframes, questions of determination of value and underlying … Continue reading Hot News Doctrine in Copyrights

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