Category: Copyright Infringement

Copyright Law’s Worst Nightmare : Pervasive File Sharing Frenzy By Instant Messaging Services Like Telegram

Introduction Piracy refers to the unlicensed duplication, distribution, and sale of copyrighted works.[i] A rise in online video piracy can be attributed to fans’ insatiable need to illegally obtain whole episodes of popular web series and movies. As a result of the massive interest in this type of free content, many different methods have emerged … Continue reading Copyright Law’s Worst Nightmare : Pervasive File Sharing Frenzy By Instant Messaging Services Like Telegram

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HUMANS OF BOMBAY v. PEOPLE OF INDIA

Introduction The digital storytelling community is engrossed in a legal dispute between Humans of Bombay (HoB) and People of India (PoI) regarding copyright infringement. In this case, the defendant, PoI, runs www.peopleofindia.io, while the plaintiff, who is HoB, runs the well-known website www.humansofbombay.in. The central claims of this lawsuit are that HoB’s copyrighted content—which includes … Continue reading HUMANS OF BOMBAY v. PEOPLE OF INDIA

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Bombay High Court Allows Release Of The Film “I Love You” Pending Reply By The Defendants

“I love you” is a Hindi movie that is directed by Nikhil Mahajan which is set to be released on 16 June, 2023 on Viacom 18’s OTT platform. The plaintiff, Lions Gate India LLP through their counsel filed an interim application no. 15729 of 2023 in Commercial IP Suit no. 15713 of 2023 seeking an … Continue reading Bombay High Court Allows Release Of The Film “I Love You” Pending Reply By The Defendants

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Elsevier vs. Alexandra

Introduction A library website called Sci-Hub offers free access to books and academic articles. Sci-Hub and another website that is similar to it, Lib-Gen, were the targets of a copyright infringement complaint brought before the Delhi High Court by publishing firms who claimed that both websites engaged in online piracy. The publishing companies claim that … Continue reading Elsevier vs. Alexandra

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Search Engines And Copyright Infringement: A Critical Analysis

Introduction Search engines are a kind of web-based tool that allows a user to search for and identify content in a database using a term or character. The operating idea of all Internet search engines is identical to what Windows has done for computers. They have done something similar by making information available to inexperienced … Continue reading Search Engines And Copyright Infringement: A Critical Analysis

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Personality rights – An Examination of Amitabh Bachchan v. Rajat Nagi and Ors

Introduction “While one person may build a home, another knit a sweater so also may a third create a valuable personality, all three must be recognised by the law as ‘property’ protected against trespass and theft.”[1] A person laboriously constructs a celebrity persona through a combination of intellectual, emotional and physical efforts. The good-will and … Continue reading Personality rights – An Examination of Amitabh Bachchan v. Rajat Nagi and Ors

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A Legal Tussle Between Audiobooks And Audio Summary : A Critical Analysis

INTRODUCTION Copyright is an integral part of the Intellectual Property Right regime in today’s era. Copyright gives an exclusive right to the creator of any literary, artistic or dramatic work etc. once it has been put in tangible form by the owner. An exclusive right for usage is given to the first owner[1] under which … Continue reading A Legal Tussle Between Audiobooks And Audio Summary : A Critical Analysis

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Copyright Infringement: Bollywood V. Hollywood

Bollywood, India’s Hindi-language film business, is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing film industries, both commercially and culturally. Through its fascinating material, it has managed to maintain a foothold on its global audience. However, various complaints have surfaced in the industry, implying that there is a problem with unlicensed copying of Hollywood films. Adaptations … Continue reading Copyright Infringement: Bollywood V. Hollywood

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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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Infringement Of Copyright Is A Bailable Offence Vis-À-Vis Section 63 Of The Copyright Act, 1957

In “State Govt. of NCT of Delhi vs. Naresh Kumar Garg” [1], the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi threw light upon the question as to whether the offence punishable under Section 63 of the Copyright Act, 1957 is bailable or non-bailable. State Govt. of NCT of Delhi vs. Naresh Kumar Garg Parties & Brief Facts: … Continue reading Infringement Of Copyright Is A Bailable Offence Vis-À-Vis Section 63 Of The Copyright Act, 1957

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