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Weekly Copyright News: Cinematograph Act Amendment, Facebook to Make Political Ads Transparent, No Removal of Explicit Streaming Content, EU Agrees on Copyrights, Fiji Counter-sues, and more

Cabinet Approves Cinematograph Amendment to Curb Piracy, Delhi HC Dismisses Plea Seeking Removal of Explicit Streaming Content, Facebook to Increase Transparency of Political Ads, Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer of ‘Extortion and Blackmail’, EU Negotiates Agreement on Copyright Rules, ‘GTA V’ Cheats Cost Creator USD 150,000 in Damages, Fiji Water Counter-sues Viral Fiji Water Girl, PV Sindhu Signs Lucrative 50 Crore Deal with Chinese Sports Brand, McFarlane Toys Inks Deal for DC Superhero Toys, Kiss and Emoji Collaborate, BMG to License Music through SESAC in India, Copyright Tip of the Week, and more. Copyright Quote When you have wit of your own, it's a pleasure to credit other people for theirs. - Criss...

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Weekly Copyright News: Facebook to Share Chats with Police, Artist Sues Ariana Grande, ‘Fiji Water Girl’ Suit, and more

Facebook to Provide User Chat Details for Sensitive Cases to Delhi Police, MEITy Invites Counter Comments on Draft Intermediary Rules, Vegas Artist Sues Ariana Grande for Using Art in Music Video, Creators of Netflix’s ‘Wild Wild Country’ Sued for Copyright Infringement, ‘Fiji Water Girl’ Sues Fiji Water for Unauthorised Use of Images, Spotify in Talks to Acquire Gimlet, TikTok and Sony Collaborate to Promote Thriller ‘Escape Room’ Copyright Quote The Copyright Bargain is a balance between protection for the artist and rights for the consumer. Robin Gross Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 14% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week....

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Weekly Copyright News: No Unauthorised Use of TOI and ET Content, Gigi Hadid Sued, Vice Partners with Hulu, and more

Copyright Quote “The beauty of Copyright law is it protects you and it provides you the opportunity to honour others” Peter Smith Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 10% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week. A total of 386 applications were filed for copyright registration during the last week. The majority of applications were filed for literary works and artistic works. S. No Type of Work Number of Applications filed in the Previous Week (14th January, 2019 to 20th       January, 2019) Number of Applications filed in the Recent Week (21st January, 2019 to 27th       January, 2019) Change Percentage Change 1. Literary...

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A Writer by Any Other Name: Copyrights and Writers (Part 8)

Since the eighteenth century, writers have been writing under a name different from their given names. A few have chosen a different form of their own name, like a diminution or combination of their first, middle and last names. Others have chosen an entirely different name, far removed from their own. A few others have chosen a different name for each genre of their work, which has resulted in upto 11 personalities for some writers. Reasons for these pseudonyms or nom de plumes are many, including a foray into diverse genres, a need to conceal gender or legal identity, or...

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Weekly Copyright News: ShareChat Bans 50,000 Profiles, ‘Rifleman’ Rights Tussle, Reddit Shuts Down SoccerSteams, and more

ShareChat Removes 50,000 Profiles to Curb Unlawful Content, ‘Rifleman’ in Tussle over Legal Rights, Baidu Sues Bytedance and Maimai for Copyright Infringement and Defamation, Reddit Shuts Down SoccerStreams Following Copyright Complaints, US Court Dismisses Music Labels' Lawsuit against Russian Stream-Ripper, Disney Loses USD 1 Billion in Streaming Investments, Viacom to Buy Pluto TV Copyright Quote The copy price of the future is the copyright. – Mathias Dopfner Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 22% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week. A total of 350 applications were filed for copyright registration during the last week. The majority of applications were...

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Weekly Copyright News: Boney Kapoor’s Notice to ‘Sridevi Bungalow’, ‘Uri’ Makers Prevent Piracy, Netflix Sued, and more

Weekly Copyright News Updates - Intellepedia

Boney Kapoor Sends Legal Notice to Makers of ‘Sridevi Bungalow’, ‘Uri’ Makers Take Stringent Measures to Prevent Piracy, Copyright Office Invites Applications for Examiners on Contract Basis, YouTube Removes BTS and TWICE Videos over Copyright Claims, MTI Awarded Damages in Copyright Infringement Case, Publisher Sues Netflix for Infringement, WB Sues Harry Potter-themed Cafe for Copyright Infringement, Forza Horizon 4 Removes Dance Emotes, Spotify Partners With T-Series Ahead of India Launch, KodakOne Blockchain Beta Generates USD 1 Million in Licensing Claims Copyright Quote “The beauty of Copyright law is it protects you and it provides you the opportunity to honour others” Peter Smith Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 13% in the total...

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Weekly Copyright News: Copyright for Old Songs, Cases Against Accidental Prime Minister, Court Dismissed Raymond MD’s Plea, Works from 1923 in Public Domain and More

Weekly Copyright News Updates - Intellepedia

Bombay High Court to Decide on Copyright for Old Songs, Accidental Prime Minister: Multiple Cases Filed, Private FM Channels Allowed to Broadcast All India Radio News till May 31, Supreme Court to Take Action against Officials Using Section 66A of Information Technology Act, Court Dismissed Raymond MD’s Plea against Father’s Autobiography, Music Labels Seek to Block Unauthorized Downloads of YouTube Audio, Renowned Classic Works from 1923 Now in the Public Domain, Behavior Interactive and Bethesda Resolve Copyright Infringement Dispute Amicably, CD Baby Artists Earn Over $100 Million in 2018 COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Copyright? Copy RIGHT: Steal ideas, steal facts, but...

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Weekly Copyright News: Draft Intermediary Rules, Japan Extends Copyright Protection, Ubon Collaborates with YoYo Honey Singh and more

Weekly Copyright News Updates - Intellepedia

MEITy Publishes Draft Intermediary Rules, Major Year-end Releases Leaked Online, Amul Allowed to Air Edited Commercials, Japan Extends Copyright Protection to 70 Years, Nirvana Sues Marc Jacobs for Copying ‘Smiley Face’, Netflix Removes Comedy Episode at Saudi Demand, CBS, Showtime Face Copyright Infringement Suit, Soulja Boy Forced to Stop Selling Knock-Off Video Game Consoles, Fox Announces Alita Merchandise, Ubon Collaborates with YoYo Honey Singh for Song ‘Makhna’. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK The point of copyright law is not to give people absolute control over everything they write. It's to compensate artists and authors for the works that they create. - Jason Schultz INDIAN...

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If I Could Copyright… My Audio: Copyrights and Writers (Part 7)

If I Could Copyright… My Book: Copyrights and Writers (Part 5)

This post deals with filing of copyright registration application for protection of Sound recording. As elaborated in our previous post, audio books are protected under copyright act as sound recordings. With the rise of various platform for audio books, like Audible, Google Play Books, Kobo Books, Bookmobile, etc., the market for audiobooks is growing with tremendous pace. In this scenario, it is recommended that writers should file a copyright registration application for registering their audiobooks under copyright law. Either the writer of the book or the publisher or any other person who has taken rights from the writer or publisher to...

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Weekly Copyright News: Changes in Thackeray Biopic, Infringement at New Year’s Events, case against Jennifer Lopez, Mattel Loses Rights to DC Toys and More

Weekly Copyright News Updates - Intellepedia

Film Producers Move High Court against Illayaraja in Copyright War, PPL Moves Bombay High Court Anticipating Copyright Infringement at New Year’s Events, TRAI: No Blackout of Subscribed TV Channels in New Framework, Censor Board Demands Changes in Thackeray Biopic, Spotify Settles $1.6 Billion Infringement Suit, Bar Sued for Copyright-Infringing Karaoke, Wynn Resorts Sues Genting over Hotel Design, Jennifer Lopez Sued for Posting Own Photo, Mattel Loses Licensing Rights to DC Toys, Marvel Signs Merchandising Deals for New Spider-man Movie and China Resumes Commercial Approval for Video Games. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Copyright promotes creativity by proscribing the Right to Copy” -...

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