Category: Social Media

From Script to Screen: Navigating the Evolution of Censorship Laws In Film Content

Introduction Censorship is usually misinterpreted as a synonym of restriction but this term is derived from the Latin word “censere” which means to give an opinion. Censorship is a wide phenomenon encompassing censorship of oral and written communications including movies, arts, music, magazines, books, plays, etc. In India, censorship has been criticized and debated over … Continue reading From Script to Screen: Navigating the Evolution of Censorship Laws In Film Content

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Disparagement & Comparative Advertising

introduction In this cutthroat competition, companies are constantly seeking creative ways to get consumer’s attention. One such strategy is comparative advertising. Comparative advertising aims at pitting other companies or brands to highlight their superiority. This approach is perfectly legal to point out the advantages of one’s product but it cannot disparage competitor’s products. provisions regarding … Continue reading Disparagement & Comparative Advertising

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The Web Series Balancing Act

Introduction With the beginning of the year 2024, the media and entertainment industry have faced several legal battles. While a new wave of watching web-series on various streaming platforms has given rise to the “binging-culture”, it has also welcomed unexpected lawsuits. Whether it be an Intellectual Property Infringement such as that in case of Sacred … Continue reading The Web Series Balancing Act

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The New Draft Broadcast Bill Could Have A Chilling Effect On Journalistic Freedom Of Expression

The recently proposed Draft Broadcast Bill is feared to be a chain which shall bind those, who may speak their minds freely and without censor. The bill was intended to regulate new-age broadcasting mediums, however, bringing ‘news-broadcasting’ social media intermediaries within its ambit has ushered this debate of whether the bill is another ploy to … Continue reading The New Draft Broadcast Bill Could Have A Chilling Effect On Journalistic Freedom Of Expression

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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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Legal Framework for Over-The-Top (OTT) Platforms and Apps in India: A Comprehensive Analysis

Introduction The popularity of Over-the-Top (OTT) content in India is at its peak currently. These sources provide a huge amount of content which caters to the entertainment industry. But there is not much talk about the rules and regulations which are being followed by the content creators on such platform. This article is specifically throwing … Continue reading Legal Framework for Over-The-Top (OTT) Platforms and Apps in India: A Comprehensive Analysis

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India’s Latest Draft Telecommunications Bill : Continuation of Vague Internet Shutdown Policies

Introduction The Government of India recently proposed the draft “Indian Telecommunications Bill, 2022”, hoping to overhaul the age-old laws that currently make up the regulatory framework for the telecom industry. The bill intends to supersede three pieces of legislation: “the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885”; “the Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1933”; and “the Telegraph Wires (Unlawful … Continue reading India’s Latest Draft Telecommunications Bill : Continuation of Vague Internet Shutdown Policies

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Regulations on OTT Platforms-A perplexity

Law is a dynamic field. With new inventions and developments, society evolves and so does the law.  Nobody could have predicted the existence of the internet back in the 1950s. However, there are currently 692 million active internet users in India. According to the IAMAI report titled “Internet in India”, there will be 900 million … Continue reading Regulations on OTT Platforms-A perplexity

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Data Scraping on LinkedIn vis-à-vis Commercial Usage

Data scraping is the method of obtaining and copying specific information from a website or other database. It is the primary method used by internet search engines and web aggregators to index and arranges the massive amount of data available on the internet or another database such as consumer product data or social media profile … Continue reading Data Scraping on LinkedIn vis-à-vis Commercial Usage

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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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