Category: Copyright

Copyright Protection in Myanmar

Intellectual Property Rights play a crucial role in any country’s economic or commercial arena. The owners or creators are entitled to the exclusive monopoly rights on their brand identity as well as the creations. The business owners and the artists tend not to carry on their functions and innovations in the countries that do not … Continue reading Copyright Protection in Myanmar

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Electronic Trademark Registration in Myanmar

The Ministry of Commerce (MoC), on 28th August 2020, announced that the “soft opening period” shall begin from 1st October 2020, to refile trademarks under the new Trademarks Act. The period shall be available to the trademark owners who are registered under the old trademarks law of the country and the one who intend to … Continue reading Electronic Trademark Registration in Myanmar

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Aaj Tak vs Newslaundry: Restriction or Criticism

The Indian media has evidently touched its new low after Aaj Tak has claimed against the media watchdog Newslaundry to prevent former’s criticism of news reportage. After this criticism by Newslaundry, allegedly, an impression that the TV Today Network (that owns Aaj Tak and India Today) is involved in broadcasting and publishing fake news and … Continue reading Aaj Tak vs Newslaundry: Restriction or Criticism

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Applicability Of Bad Faith In Copyright Law Placing A Specific Pertinence To The Concept Of “Fair Use”

The concept of Bad Faith refers to the intentional misuse of the terms of a contract, a situation wherein a party refuses to fulfil their part of a legal or contractual obligation, or entering into such a contract in which the disputed party is aware of their inability in the completion of the assigned terms. … Continue reading Applicability Of Bad Faith In Copyright Law Placing A Specific Pertinence To The Concept Of “Fair Use”

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New Copyright law In United Arab Emirates: Moving Digital World

New Copyright Law In United Arab Emirates Moving With The Digital World, In the past few months of 2021, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Government adopted and enacted many vast legislative changes by passing 50 new laws of the land that coincided with the 50th year Anniversary of United Arab Emirates (UAE) foundation. Amongst those … Continue reading New Copyright law In United Arab Emirates: Moving Digital World

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How Taylor Swift Wrested Back Ownership of Her Masters

Introduction Taylor Swift is arguably one of the biggest popstars of our time, and there is no denying the immense impact she has had on the musical world. Her feud with her former recording label and a celebrity talent agent has been fascinating from a legal and intellectual property (IP) perspective for how Ms. Swift … Continue reading How Taylor Swift Wrested Back Ownership of Her Masters

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Music Sampling And The Defense of Doctrine of Fair Use

The technique of digitally copying a piece of an existing recording and placing this “sample” into a new recording is known as sampling. If you’re a music fanatic, you’ve probably heard Kanye West’s “The Bounce,” which was a highlight tune on an otherwise mediocre double album, sampling one of the most easily known and popular … Continue reading Music Sampling And The Defense of Doctrine of Fair Use

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Case Analysis: P. Sundaram v. Asia Match Company

This interim order on the issue of whether the respondent, based on the location of their branch office, can maintain the present suit within the territorial jurisdiction of the present Court, i.e., a question on the issue of the jurisdiction of the commercial division. The case originally was filed by Respondents in this case who … Continue reading Case Analysis: P. Sundaram v. Asia Match Company

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Is A Make-Up Look Copyrightable?

A piece of art has worth, a lot of time, effort, and energy go into the creation of any form of art, whether it’s an original painting by Ravi Verma, cartoon characters such as Tom and Jerry, a hand-embroidered saree, a piece of music by Ravi Shankar, a Ram Leela play staged at an auditorium … Continue reading Is A Make-Up Look Copyrightable?

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The Development of NFTs through the Legal Perspective

Due to its growing price and increasing presence in creative works such as art, tweets, songs, memes, photographs, other digital media, or a virtual representation of, Non-Fungible Tokens (hence, NFTs) have become a popular issue over the last couple of months. NFTs are a cryptographically created receipt of ownership of a certain thing or entity. … Continue reading The Development of NFTs through the Legal Perspective

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