Category: Copyright

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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Parallel Imports and Copy-right

Introduction “Grey-Market Goods”, as intriguing as the name may seem, has a meaning which is equally interesting. They refer to the goods that may be genuine but enter into the market through unauthorized trade channels, hence “grey” (not “black” because the goods are genuine). The product may be legal, not a counterfeit, and genuine, but … Continue reading Parallel Imports and Copy-right

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Your Wedding Sangeet Won’t Violate Any Copyrights, Or Will It?

The Copyright Registry on August 27, 2019 released a public notification containing a much awaited clarification regarding public performance and sound recordings played during marriage ceremonies. Weddings in India are a celebration of the sacred union between two people and in general, an extravagant affair for the parties. Ceremonies are conducted in grandeur fashion with … Continue reading Your Wedding Sangeet Won’t Violate Any Copyrights, Or Will It?

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Khurana & Khurana Opens Jalandhar (Punjab) Office

Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) along with its IP Asset Management Practice, IIPRD, are happy to announce that they are expanding to Punjab and opening up their new branch Office in Jalandhar,  w.e.f *insert date*, in wake of its growing Intellectual Property (IP) and Commercial Litigation Practice, and with an intent to … Continue reading Khurana & Khurana Opens Jalandhar (Punjab) Office

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Doctrine Of Originality In Copyright

INTRODUCTION Originality is the basic yardstick used by the copyright regimes in the world to evaluate the availability copyright protection to a particular work. The word “Originality” in civil law countries consider as an author’s own intellectual creation. Through originality doctrine, copyright is safeguarding the public domain so that a person cannot claim for an … Continue reading Doctrine Of Originality In Copyright

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Should ‘WhatsApp’ Be Held Liable For Not Reviewing Materials Being Shared On Their Platform That Infringes Authors’ Copyright?

INTRODUCTION “The right to be attributed as an author of a work is not merely a copyright, it is every author’s basic human right”― Kalyan C. Kankanala, What a creator creates from his imagination and his idea is a valuable asset for him above everything else. The idea of ownership of the ‘bundle of rights’ … Continue reading Should ‘WhatsApp’ Be Held Liable For Not Reviewing Materials Being Shared On Their Platform That Infringes Authors’ Copyright?

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Owner Of The Artworks Created By AIs

Artificial Intelligence, which was fiction in the 1950s, is more science and less fiction these days. AI can already compose music; write lyrics; write scripts for movies and can paint too. Recently, Nature Morte Gallery in Delhi hosted India’s first artwork exhibition created by Artificial Intelligence. As the artworks created by AI are becoming ubiquitous, … Continue reading Owner Of The Artworks Created By AIs

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All About Section 31 D of Copyright Act, 1957

The 2012 amendment in Copyright Act has introduced various provisions, one of them being section 31 D. This section is concerned with the broadcasting or performance of a literary or musical and sound recording, which has already been published. Clause 1 of Section 31D states: “Any broadcasting organization desirous of communicating to the public by … Continue reading All About Section 31 D of Copyright Act, 1957

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3EU’s New Copyright Directive Proposal: Boon for Strengthening IPR Law Protection or Bane on the Individual Internet Freedom?

We are at a time where the internet is bringing the world closer together, turning itself into a close-knit community. Internet has enhanced and rather increased the exchange of information. Amidst that, law enforcement agencies and governments all over the world have enacted various laws for channelization of data, protection of internet users, privacy of … Continue reading 3EU’s New Copyright Directive Proposal: Boon for Strengthening IPR Law Protection or Bane on the Individual Internet Freedom?

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Copyrighting Patents

The nature of Intellectual Property Rights is such that, like any other law, it has loopholes as well as overlaps. These overlaps arise due to the fact that IPR protects ideas by their expressions and expression can be in more ways than what can be imagined by one person. There are subject matters which are … Continue reading Copyrighting Patents

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