Category: Copyright Litigation

The Judicial Interpretation And Legislative Dichotomy On Royalty Payable To Playback Singers

INTRODUCTION: When a playback singer has rights to their song, they may be entitled to a royalty payment. The main issue is whether or not they have any legal claim to their songs. The Copyright Act defines ‘performers’ as any person who does a performance[1], but the definition of a performance is “any visual or … Continue reading The Judicial Interpretation And Legislative Dichotomy On Royalty Payable To Playback Singers

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Whose Photo is it, really?

Introduction, To keep up with sociological and technological changes, the law must be dynamic. Due to the rapid expansion of social media platforms and the related industry, paparazzi follow and photograph celebrities almost everywhere. This has led to the continuous conflict between a celebrity’s right to publicity (the discretion over how their public image is … Continue reading Whose Photo is it, really?

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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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Interplay of section 51 and 52 of the Copyright Act, 1962: Delhi High Court judgement

This article enunciates the recent, much awaited, and landmark judgment delivered on September 16, 2016 by Hon’ble Delhi High Court throwing light on the important provisions of the Copyright Act, 1962. This case tries to draw the line between the rights of the author, publishers of the work and competing rights of society. The case … Continue reading Interplay of section 51 and 52 of the Copyright Act, 1962: Delhi High Court judgement

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Jurisdiction of Courts Under Section 62 of the Copyright Act and Section 134 of the Trademarks Act

The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in “INDIAN PERFORMING RIGHTS SOCIETY LTD. Versus. SANJAY DALIA AND ORS”: (2015) 10 SCC 161 and the Hon’ble Division Bench of Delhi High court in ULTRA HOMES CONSTRUCTION PVT. LTD Versus PURUSHOTTAM KUMAR CHAUBEY & ORS FAO (OS) 494/2015 & CM 17816/2015 has interpreted Section 62 of the Copyright … Continue reading Jurisdiction of Courts Under Section 62 of the Copyright Act and Section 134 of the Trademarks Act

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Music Rights for Use in Films

In recent times, music copyrights and their ownership/rights to producers, artists, among other stakeholders, have been under strong discussion across geographies. We are happy to have a written piece by Gemma Harrison, a freelance writer, on her high-level take on the Copyrights in Music. This summer, the highest grossing film at the box office was Marvel’s Guardians … Continue reading Music Rights for Use in Films

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Criminalizing online sharing of Academic Article by a Columbian Student

Background Diego Gomez is a student perusing post graduation in Conservation and Wildlife Management in Costa Rica. Like students of developing countries, he also used to face lack of availability of literature in the libraries and other sources of reading. To face this scarcity of academic databases, Diego, used the power of internet. It enabled … Continue reading Criminalizing online sharing of Academic Article by a Columbian Student

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Copyrights Enjoyed By Musicians

Sanyukta Biswas, an intern at Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys, looks at the rights of singer, lyricist and composer that have been incorporated by the 2012 amendment. Once upon a time in India even the most noted of film artists and musicians could not secure themselves financially despite their brilliance. In an infamous legal … Continue reading Copyrights Enjoyed By Musicians

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Copyfight or Copyright?- An analysis on the legal scenario of parallel importation

On 19 March, 2013, in a closely divided 6-3 judgment in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley, the U.S. Supreme Court held that copyright law could not be used to prevent parallel importation into USA for works that are made outside USA. The facts of the case are as follows: In 1997, a student named Supap Kirtsaeng, … Continue reading Copyfight or Copyright?- An analysis on the legal scenario of parallel importation

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Infringement of comic characters- Comic con?

Graphical characters are commercialized in the form of cartoons, posters, food products or merchandises like toys and clothes, to name a few. The profits garnered would depend on the popularity of the brand that the graphical character represents. Exploitation of the graphical character can take place if it is not legally protected. Intellectual property and … Continue reading Infringement of comic characters- Comic con?

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