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Kerala HC and Delhi HC seek clarification on Arogya Setu App, Enforcement of Data Protection Law Eased in UK and DOJ and more.

Kerala HC and Delhi HC seek clarification on Arogya Setu App, Enforcement of Data Protection Law Eased in UK and more. Kerala HC and Delhi HC seek clarification on Arogya Setu App In order to curb the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases in India, the Arogya Setu mobile application, was developed by the National Informatics Center, for the contact tracing of COVID-19 cases in the country. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), has made the use of the Arogya Setu app mandatory for all employees belonging to both the private and public sector. It will be the responsibility of the head of...

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Indian Copyright Orders and Judgments – 2020

Ashutosh Dubey Netflix Inc. and Ors., Delhi High Court, I.A. 3754/2020 in CS(OS) 120/2020 This lawsuit primarily deals with the issue of defamation, allegedly caused due to certain derogatory remarks made by the protagonist in a web-series known as “Hasmukh”. The plaintiff in this matter is a lawyer by profession and the defendants include a well-known digital streaming platform, which is streaming the web-series, Hasmukh. The plaintiff, while watching Hasmukh, came across a dialogue in episode 4 of season 1, which in his opinion was allegedly derogatory to the legal profession. Following this, the plaintiff filed a suit, “seeking a decree...

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Copyright and Information Technology Updates

MEITY Issues Protocols for COVID-19 Mobile App Arogya Setu The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has issued a notification, with regard to the protocols to be followed for accessing data  and sharing knowledge on the Arogya Setu mobile application. This application has been developed as a solution to facilitate the contact tracing of persons who are affected with the COVID-19 disease, thereby curbing the spread of the same in India. In order to ensure that the application is used effectively, the government has issued directions for the secure collection of data from the public and the subsequent implementation of...

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Spotify and Saregama Sign Licensing Deal for India, OTT Release of Films irks Multiplex Owners and Gilead Inks Licensing Deal with Cipla for Remdesivir

E commerce and Licensing

Spotify and Saregama Sign Licensing Deal for India, OTT Release of Films irks Multiplex Owners and Gilead Inks Licensing Deal with Cipla for Remdesivir. Spotify and Saregama Sign Licensing Deal for India Spotify, the music streaming platform has recently partnered with Saregama, the oldest music label in India, to enable Spotify users to gain access to Saregama’s music catalogue. This extensive catalogue consists of a variety of music from films, including Carnatic, Hindustan classical and devotional music in over 25 languages. In addition to the music available in local languages, Spotify users can now listen to old school songs through Spotify’s curated...

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Michael Jordan’s Tequila Brand Sued for Copyright Infringement, Vox Media faces Infringement Lawsuit by Photographer,HBO Discontinues Free Streaming of Shows and more

E commerce and Licensing

Michael Jordan’s Tequila Brand Sued for Copyright Infringement, Vox Media faces Infringement Lawsuit by Photographer, HBO Discontinues Free Streaming of Shows, Netflix’s Subscriptions Surge Due to COVID-19 and Apple Music Now Streaming on Samsung’s Smart TV. Michael Jordan’s Tequila Brand Sued for Copyright Infringement Cincoro, a tequila company started by Michael Jordan, the famous basketball player, and four other NBA (National Basketball Association) owners, is being sued by photographer, Anaïs Ganouna. The infringement lawsuit has been filed against Cincoro, by Ms. Ganouna, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Ms. Ganouna claims that her company, Frank &...

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Ford Faces USD 8.1 million Infringement Lawsuit, Jennifer Lopez Sued over Infringing Photograph and US Copyright and Patent Offices Asked to Study Infringement by States

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Ford Faces USD 8.1 million Infringement Lawsuit, Jennifer Lopez Sued over Infringing Photograph and U.S. Copyright and Patent Offices Asked to Study Infringement by States. Ford Faces USD 8.1 million Infringement Lawsuit Freeplay Music, a music library, recently filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against automobile manufacturer, Ford Motor. In the lawsuit, Freeplay music claimed that Ford, allegedly used music owned by Freeplay in its web broadcasted advertisements, without taking necessary licenses or acquiring prior permission to use the songs from the music library. The lawsuit which was filed in the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern...

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Tesla files Lawsuit against Ex-Employees and Zoox, Apple-Google’s COVID-19 Tracking Plan Faces Data Security Threats and more

Tesla files Lawsuit against Ex-Employees and Zoox, VIPKid accuses GSX of Stealing Trade Secrets, Indian Government Addresses COVID-19 App’s Privacy Concerns and Apple-Google’s COVID-19 Tracking Plan Faces Data Security Threats. Tesla files Lawsuit against Ex-Employees and Zoox Tesla, the American electric vehicle and clean energy company, filed a lawsuit against Zoox, an American self-driving car startup, and four other former employees, for allegedly stealing confidential information. The lawsuit claims that, that four of Tesla’s former employees who were later hired by Zoox, stole proprietary information and trade secrets for developing warehousing, logistics and inventory control operations. Zoox even acknowledged that some...

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Selena Gomez files infringement lawsuit against FHL, District Court Upholds Social Media Terms of Use, NFL Quarterback Files Infringement Lawsuit Against Amazon and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

District Court Upholds Social Media Terms of Use, Selena Gomez files infringement lawsuit against FHL, NFL Quarterback Files Infringement Lawsuit Against Amazon, Pirate IPTV Service Faces Infringement Lawsuit, TikTok Threatened with Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, Apple Accused of Selling Pirated Music. District Court Upholds Social Media Terms of Use The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, recently passed an order that upheld the terms of use of the social media website, Instagram, with regard to a copyright infringement lawsuit. This lawsuit was filed by a photographer named Sinclair, against Mashable, a digital media and entertainment platform, after the...

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Upcoming Event: Protecting IP through online enforcement

BananaIP Counsels, through Intellepedia, is happy to announce a webinar titled “Protecting IP through online enforcement”, an online event for content producers, trademark owners, and other IP owners. Individuals, and companies of all sizes, create intellectual property and make it available online in many ways including by selling products, offering mobile apps, or publishing pictures and videos. With the internet becoming the primary mode of content sharing at present, content creators commonly face situations in which their intellectual property is infringed by third parties. Such infringement may be through unauthorized use of pictures, videos, music, or text content, or the use...

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Online Enforcement of IP

Online Enforcement of IP Online infringement of Intellectual Property Online infringement takes many forms, from the sale of counterfeit or infringing products via the internet, to copying domain names and website content. The internet today has efficiently created a wide range of opportunities for business firms, companies, organizations, and individuals to communicate their brand messages and reach their target audience. However, keeping aside the internet’s openness, versatility, and global reach, its unregulated character has created a fertile ground for infringement of copyrighted content, trademarked brand names and logos, and registered designs. In the broadest sense, online IP infringement covers the sale of counterfeit...

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