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THE CONSENSUAL IS NO LONGER CRIMINAL

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We’re fundamentally an Intellectual Property resource. However, we believe the verdict in question here, striking down Section 377, is a historic moment in our vast legal landscape, and thus worthy of mention. Further, this verdict has implications on privacy laws, and hopefully on a societal outlook that will spur changes in a multitude of other areas of law, many of which are yet to be analyzed in this specific respect. On September 6th, 2018, the Supreme Court of India struck down parts of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, largely on the basis of the 2017 Supreme Court decision in...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: VOLUNTARY CENSORSHIP BY NETFLIX, PETITION AGAINST NON-VOLUNTARY LICENSES PROVISIONS OF COPYRIGHT LAW, IP ADDRESS INSUFFICIENT FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, HARRY POTTER HOME FURNISHING AND MORE

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Netflix, Amazon Explore Voluntary Censorship, Petition Filed Challenging the Non-Voluntary Licenses Provisions of Copyright Law, Mahesh Bhatt's Jalebi Poster Inspired by 1950 Korean War Goodbye Kiss, Prince's Claims Infringement Against Piracy Network, Rod Stewart Sued for Mis-use of Image, Ownership of IP Address Insufficient for Infringement: US Court, Pottery Barn Debuts ‘Harry Potter’ Inspired Consumer Products, The Lord of the Rings free-to-play online game from Athlon Games, Huawei Optimizes More than Sponsorship of the Toronto Film Festival, Mattel Partners with the United Nations to bring Thomas into the 21st Century. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “There is no sense in owning the...

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SALIENT FEATURES OF PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION BILL, 2018 (INDIA) – PART 5

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Full text of the proposed bill can be accessed here. Penalties and Compensation A data principal who has suffered harm due to any violation of this Bill (or its rules and regulations), by a data fiduciary or a data processor, has the right to seek compensation from the party at fault. The data processor is only liable where it has acted negligently, acted outside or contrary to the instructions of the data fiduciary, not incorporated adequate security safeguards, or violated specifically applicable provisions of the Bill. In case of breach of the following obligations, the data fiduciary may be liable for penalty up...

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SALIENT FEATURES OF PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION BILL, 2018 (INDIA) – PART 4

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Full text of the proposed bill can be accessed here. Data Localization This is one of the more stringent requirements of the Bill, and distinguishes it from data protection laws in other jurisdictions. The Bill requires certain categories of personal data, which the central government may notify as critical personal data, to be processed only through servers or data centers located within India (See Section 40). However, this obligation is not absolute, and allows for transfer of certain personal data under limited circumstances, as discussed below. Personal data, except sensitive personal data, may be transferred outside India under the following conditions: the transfer is made...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: CAT QUESTIONS COPYRIGHT DISPUTE, FOX COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CASE, WOLF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, MORE ORIGINAL CONTENT FOR AMAZON PRIME AND MORE

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CAT Questions Copyright Dispute, Fox Television Series “Empire” Defeats Copyright Infringement Appeal, Wolves Company Sued for Wolf Copyright Infringement, Amazon’s Push for Original Content, MoviePass Teams up with PostMates. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK We live in a world where value of creativity is measured by commercial success, and copyrights are mere instruments of financial benefit, not creative progress” ― Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property INDIAN COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is an increase of 16% in the total number of copyright applications filed this week as compared to the applications filed last week. A total of 338 applications were filed for copyright...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: LEGAL NOTICE TO SONY, COPYRIGHT IN FILM TITLES, RICK AND MORTY THEMED BAR CLOSED, LEGAL NOTICE TO DONALD TRUMP, SIMPSONS MERCHANDISE AND MORE

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IUCAA Serves Rs 50 Lakh Notice to TV Serial, Madras High Court Upholds Copyright in Film Title ‘Naan Aanaiittaal’, Rick and Morty Bar Forced to Shut Down Over Copyright Dispute, Kickboxer: Retaliation Film Leaked, Steven Tyler Sends Cease and Desist to Donald Trump, ASOS Designs Unveils the Simpsons Line, The Rolling Stones New and Expanded UMG Partnership. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK The problem with copyright enforcement is that when the parameters aren't incredibly well defined, it means big corporations, who have deeper pockets and better lawyers, can bully people. - Shepard Fairey INDIAN COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is an increase of 15% in the...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: FACEBOOK GETS LA LIGA RIGHTS, VIDEOS DEFAMING PATANJALI TAKEN DOWN, LITTLE SINGHAM GAME, GOT WHISKEY AND MORE

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Delhi High Court: Concept Note Cannot be Protected Under Copyright Law; Facebook Gets La Liga Rights in Eight Countries; Delhi High Court Asks Facebook, Google to Take Down Videos Defaming Patanjali;  IMPALA Asks EU Regulators to Block Sony’s $2.6B Deal to Own EMI Music Publishing; Reliance Launches Little Singham Mobile Game; Diageo to Launch Game of Thrones Whiskey. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “We live in a world where value of creativity is measured by commercial success, and copyrights are mere instruments of financial benefit, not creative progress” – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala INDIAN COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is an increase of 7% in the...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: T-SERIES APPOINT PPL, MICROSOFT MAY EXPOSE ‘DOCTOR WHO’ LEAKER, ECJ RULING REGARDING CONSENT, SPOTIFY TO BE A DEFAULT PLAYER FOR SAMSUNG, GOT MERCHANDISING DEAL, 5G DEAL BETWEEN NOKIA AND T- MOBILE AND MORE.

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T-Series Appoints PPL to Manage its Public Performance License in India, Sony LIV and Legrand Innovate to Entertain with 'The Good Vibes”, Consent of the Original Owner of the Content is Required, even if the Content is Freely Available, BBC to Take Assistance of Microsoft to Expose ‘Doctor Who’ Leaker, Spotify to be the Default Music App on All Future Samsung Devices, Masaba Gupta Gets Game of Thrones Merchandise Deal,  Crowd-funded Studio Wishberry Films Raises $1.4 million in Series A Funding. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK The copyright bargain; a balance between protection for the artist and rights for the consumer. -Robin...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: KASHMIR REMOVED FROM MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, IIFA ACCUSED OF PLAGIARISM, PIRACY CASES AGAINST COX, COPYRIGHT CASE SETTLED BY GREAT DANE, BIRA MERCHANDISE AND MORE

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Censor Board Removes Kashmir References from Mission Impossible: Fallout, IIFA Accused of Plagiarism over the Tribute Video on Sridevi, Major Record Labels file suit against Cox Communications for Piracy, Long-running Suit between Motorola and Hytera now Includes Copyright Infringement, City Merchandise Inc Sues Balenciaga for Copyright Infringement, Great Dane Graphics Settles Copyright Infringement Case, Relativity and Netflix settle long-running licensing dispute, Lionsgate And Universal Music Sign Exclusive Multi-year Agreement, Maker of craft beer Bira 91 enters merchandising. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Copyright? Copy RIGHT: Steal ideas, steal facts, but do not steal words.” – Dan Poynter INDIAN COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is an increase...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT FACEBOOK PAGE, A.R. RAHMAN JOIN IPRS, SHAPE OF YOU COPYRIGHT SUIT DISMISSED, SONY MUSIC DEAL WITH PRINCE’S ESTATE, JUST F JACQUELINE AND MORE

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“Postcard News: India” Facebook Page with 5 Lakh Followers Removed for Copyright Infringement, Southern Music Industry legends join Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS), Film maker Dayal Padmanabhan granted permission to use DVG’s Literature in their Song, Court dismisses the Copyright suit against the movie “The Shape of Water”, Man admits to Infringing Boeing GPS Copyright, Nintendo files a Copyright Infringement suit Against ROM Sites, Dutch Cheese Taste not protectable by Copyright, Kenneth Cole in Licensing Deal with Brandzstorm India, Rock Roll unveils bespoke Licensed Wall Coverings, Sony Music Sign Exclusive Pact with Prince’s Estate for 35 albums, Ted Baker enters...

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