Tag: Copyright Act

The Uninvited Stardom: Understanding Publicity Rights, Infringement & Intellectual Property Issues

Exordium: Understanding the Cost of Stardom Call it what you want, celebrities are often recognised for their glamourous persona and appealing identities. Eventually, the market monopoly acts swift and smart to utilise their influence to drive commercial gains for themselves. This ranges from merchandising, promotional advertisements, brand endorsements, and money-making. However, in the gold rush … Continue reading The Uninvited Stardom: Understanding Publicity Rights, Infringement & Intellectual Property Issues

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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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Can Technicalities In The Copyright, Be Allowed To Water Down The Original Artwork

Lord of Rings : Rings of Power is a series of 5 seasons streaming on Amazon Prime Videos, streaming from 1st September, 2022. This series is most expensive television series ever made. The fans of Lord of the Rings rejoiced when the show was announced as it was publicised that Rings of Power will depict … Continue reading Can Technicalities In The Copyright, Be Allowed To Water Down The Original Artwork

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Protection of Non-Fungible Tokens in the United States

Introduction Since the advent of the Internet more than 20 years ago, society has benefited from an online network centred on communication, data, and information. A number of independent virtual worlds have also emerged, mostly on social media and in video games like Fortnite and TikTok. The metaverse promises interconnected virtual worlds that can be … Continue reading Protection of Non-Fungible Tokens in the United States

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Pose And Its Ip Laws

Introduction: Recently Usain Bolt moved to register his signature victory pose under US Trademark Law. Considering the pose to be a mark in today’s world as people get attracted to style when they are entertained and pose is one of its forms where the entertainment and sports industry use the different poses of celebrities for … Continue reading Pose And Its Ip Laws

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Neetu Singh & Anr. V. Telegram FZ LLC & Ors. (2022) : An analysis of Intermediary Liability in Copyright Infringement

Introduction In the pervasive era of digitalization, intermediary liability has become an intensely contested topic. The Information Technology Act, 2002, under Section 2(w), defines intermediary as – “Intermediary with respect to any particular electronic message means any person who on behalf of another person receives, stores or transmits that message or provides any service with … Continue reading Neetu Singh & Anr. V. Telegram FZ LLC & Ors. (2022) : An analysis of Intermediary Liability in Copyright Infringement

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A Tug of War Between the Bull and the Bear : Convergence of IPR and Competition Law

Abstract On Wall Street brokers call an optimistic market with rising share prices a “bull” market, and the slow, downward movement of the market as a “bear” market. The idea is that both are necessary, that the conflict between the two keeps the economy in balance. Coincidentally, this is analogous to the intertwined interdependent relationship … Continue reading A Tug of War Between the Bull and the Bear : Convergence of IPR and Competition Law

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The Legal Position of Screenshots and Screen Recordings from the Point of View of Copyright Law

Introduction In today’s era, screenshots and screen recording have become a way part of our life. It is so common that we don’t even think twice before engaging in the practice; be it taking a screenshot or a screen record of a video, film, post or even a tweet. Technological advancements and easy access have … Continue reading The Legal Position of Screenshots and Screen Recordings from the Point of View of Copyright Law

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Resolution Mechanism Under Copyright Act 1957

Copyright is a type of licensed innovation security conceded under Indian law to the makers of unique works of creation, for example, scholarly works (counting PC projects, tables and assemblages including PC information bases which might be communicated in words, codes, plans or in some other structure, including a machine decipherable medium), emotional, melodic and … Continue reading Resolution Mechanism Under Copyright Act 1957

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Role Of IP In Standup Comedy

  Standup comedy has become the new buzz around town. Where earlier comedians were used only as fillers on stage or shows, now they are doing standup specials on platforms like Netflix. In India, Vir Das became the first comic to have his own Netflix Special in 2017 titled, Vir Das: Abroad Understanding. After him, … Continue reading Role Of IP In Standup Comedy

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