Tag: copyright

Online Piracy of Live Sport Events: EU parliament’s New Regime

Recently, in May 2021, the European Parliament adopted a new regime to combat online piracy of sports-related events. The increased online piracy was due to the development in digital technology as well as the rapid increase of digital content to sports fans across the world. The report by the Synamedia and Ampere Analysis found that … Continue reading Online Piracy of Live Sport Events: EU parliament’s New Regime

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The Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021: The Debate of Rights V. Piracy

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting recently announced the Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021 (‘Bill’, hereinafter). The bill has been aimed ‘to tackle the menace of film piracy’, and comes as an amended iteration of the Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2019 which received severe backlash from the industry experts. However, even the amended bill finds itself shrouded … Continue reading The Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021: The Debate of Rights V. Piracy

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Intellectual Property and Their Role in Olympic Games

Hundreds of countries and Thousands of athletes from all around the world participate in Olympic Games; these are the world’s truly global, multi-sport, celebratory athletics competitions. At the Olympics, the world came together to try to win, was inspired and united. Greek and first Olympic inspired the Olympics were held in ancient Greek in 8th … Continue reading Intellectual Property and Their Role in Olympic Games

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The Utility of Artist’s Resale Right

INTRODUCTION Droit de suite or Artist’s Resale Right (ARR), a concept that traces its origin to France in the 1860s, exists as an economic justification for all that the artists lose during their creative lifetime. ARR is considered a moral right of the artist. The share in the resale indicates that when later the value … Continue reading The Utility of Artist’s Resale Right

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Work of Fiction: Idea or Expression?

Ironman, Batman, Tarzan, Mickey Mouse, James Bond, Harry Potter are not merely names but are “cultural heuristics,” with the power to transport, amaze, horrify, and inspire. All of us, on a daily basis, delve into their stories and associate with them on a personal level, even get inspired by them sometimes. Characters may be described … Continue reading Work of Fiction: Idea or Expression?

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Delhi High Court comes up with the Intellectual Property Division (IPD) for handling IP matters

With the abolishment of various Boards and Appellate Tribunals by Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021, which was promulgated by the President of India and was notified on 4th April 2021, The Delhi High Court (DHC) has now established an Intellectual Property Division (IPD) to deal with matters related to Intellectual Property … Continue reading Delhi High Court comes up with the Intellectual Property Division (IPD) for handling IP matters

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Davis v. Pinterest, Inc.: The Road Map to Contributory Infringement Suits

“The one who distributes, with the object of promoting its use to infringe copyright, as shown by clear expression or other affirmative steps taken to foster infringement, is liable for the resulting acts of infringement by third parties.” The concept of contributory copyright infringement thus stems from the law of torts which basically purports that … Continue reading Davis v. Pinterest, Inc.: The Road Map to Contributory Infringement Suits

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Circulation of E-Newspaper: Infringement Under Copyright Law

Dissemination of e-newspapers on Telegram has raised a copyright debate under the steady gaze of the Delhi High Court. Because of CoVID-19 limitations coming into power, actual dispersion and house-to-house conveyance of papers got cruelly affected.  As this issue surfaced most paper sites began offering free preliminaries on their individual sites by the methods for … Continue reading Circulation of E-Newspaper: Infringement Under Copyright Law

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Fresh Amendments to the Copyright Rules: Are these enough?

A new amendment in the copyright rules has been in the works since 2019. The Department of Industry and Internal Trade had proposed the rules with the aim of increasing efficiency in the procedural law. The last amendment happened in 2016 when “services” were brought under the purview of the copyright act. However, as technology … Continue reading Fresh Amendments to the Copyright Rules: Are these enough?

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Offences under Copyright Act and Trade Marks Act: Bailable or Not?

Recently in the matter of Piyush Ranipa v. the State of Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court among other issues decided upon the question of whether offenses under the Trademarks Act, 1999 and the Copyright Act, 1957 are bailable offenses or not. In the present matter a company named ‘Jain Irrigation System’ i.e., the Complainant Company … Continue reading Offences under Copyright Act and Trade Marks Act: Bailable or Not?

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