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Copyright for Confidential Information

This article refers to copyright and patent to be granted in case of confidential information and the requirements with respect to the same in order to prove liability. It also refers to various obligations that arise once a party is exposed to some confidential information and the remedies that are available. However, there is a … Continue reading Copyright for Confidential Information

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Idea-Expression Dichotomy in Copyright: Judicial Rulings and Merger Doctrine

Abstract Idea expression is the fundamental principle of copyright. This is also given in TRIPS, WIPO Copyright Treaty. Through this article, we will discuss the concept of Idea expression dichotomy, merger doctrine, and Scenes a Faire. We will also discuss the reasoning of the court while deciding the matter of idea-expression dichotomy. We will see … Continue reading Idea-Expression Dichotomy in Copyright: Judicial Rulings and Merger Doctrine

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Unlocking Public Domain: Mickey’s Future After Winnie The Pooh’s Legacy Of Blood And Honey

Introduction Once upon a time there lived a princess named Cinderella, once radiant in beauty in her voice, her walk, beauty all around her. She met a prince fell in love, got married and lived happily ever after. Till 2046. But why till 2046?  Because the shield (Copyright) protecting her ended and now she is … Continue reading Unlocking Public Domain: Mickey’s Future After Winnie The Pooh’s Legacy Of Blood And Honey

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The Ownership Conundrum of Cinematograph Films – the Copyright Suit of ‘Nayak’

Introduction A cinematograph film is a creation of different sets of individuals, including singers, dancers, lyricists, composers, scriptwriters, actors, directors, and others contributing to its making. Ideally, the ownership of the copyright of such a film vests with the producer. But does that deprive the contributors of the underlying works of their rights absolutely? This … Continue reading The Ownership Conundrum of Cinematograph Films – the Copyright Suit of ‘Nayak’

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Considerations in Dynamic Injunctions: Towards a proportional approach

Introduction In the past, site-blocking has been thought to work by enabling rights holders to get internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict domestic access to websites that are known to house or disseminate copious quantities of illegal or infringing content. The reality of online behaviour, however, is that when infringing sites are banned or taken … Continue reading Considerations in Dynamic Injunctions: Towards a proportional approach

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Trademark Infringement in Online Markets: Comparative Analysis and Legal Frameworks – Part I

Abstract Online trademark infringement and counterfeiting is a growing problem for luxury brands. In recent years, trademark owners have taken aim at the operators of online marketplaces and auction websites, asserting that these defendants are liable for contributory infringement due to sales of counterfeit goods on their sites. In addressing the scope of secondary liability … Continue reading Trademark Infringement in Online Markets: Comparative Analysis and Legal Frameworks – Part I

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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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IPRS Ltd. v. Rajasthan Patrika Pvt. Ltd. and IPRS Ltd. v. Music Broadcast Ltd.: An Analysis

Introduction On April 28, 2023, the High Court of Judicature in Bombay passed a landmark judgment on the rights of lyricists and composers in India, in the case of Indian Performing Right Society Ltd. v. Rajasthan Patrika Pvt. Ltd. and Indian Performing Rights Society Ltd. v. Music Broadcast Ltd. [1](2023.)Through this judgment, the Hon’ble Court … Continue reading IPRS Ltd. v. Rajasthan Patrika Pvt. Ltd. and IPRS Ltd. v. Music Broadcast Ltd.: An Analysis

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Delhi High Court Rejects The Prayer Of Ad Interim Injunction Restraining The Use Of The Song ‘Jalsa’ In The Film ‘Mission Raniganj’

Introduction ‘MISSION RANIGANJ’ is an upcoming Hindi movie that is directed by Tinu Suresh Desai which is set to be released on6th October, 2023. The movie is based on based on the Raniganj Coalfields collapse of 1989, in West Bengal. The Plaintiff, Saga Music Private Limited filed a suit against the Defendants seeking an injunction … Continue reading Delhi High Court Rejects The Prayer Of Ad Interim Injunction Restraining The Use Of The Song ‘Jalsa’ In The Film ‘Mission Raniganj’

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Live-Streaming Live Performances – Can It Land You in Hot Waters?

Introduction With the advent of modern live streaming technology, anyone can access this technology and live-stream any event, from any place, at any time. However, it is one thing to live-stream one’s own content and another when someone else’s performance is live-streamed by someone in the audience. Irrespective of the performance being paid, or a … Continue reading Live-Streaming Live Performances – Can It Land You in Hot Waters?

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