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Facebook introduces revised Rights Manager Tool, Apple faces Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, NBC Universal sued over infringing Script and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Facebook introduces revised Rights Manager Tool, Apple faces Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, The Band, Lady A sued for copyright infringement, Obama’s Publisher sued by Ex-White House Photographer, NBC Universal sued over infringing Script and TikTok removes videos for violating Guidelines. Facebook introduces revised Rights Manager Tool In a bid to curb the rising instances of copyright infringement, Facebook has revised its Rights Manager tool, to now allow photographers to track the infringing use of their photographs. The social media platform has made this revision after receiving complaints from several photographers over the years with regard to the unauthorized use of their photographs on...

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Amazon expands Support for Multiple Indian Languages, Streaming Platforms choose Self-regulation over Statutory Rules and more.

E commerce and Licensing

Amazon expands Support for Multiple Indian Languages, Streaming Platforms choose Self-regulation over Statutory Rules, Social Media Platforms and Advertisers check Harmful Content, Pakistan bans Dating Apps citing Immoral Content and Chingari and T-Series sign Licensing Deal. Amazon expands Support for Multiple Indian Languages The E-commerce giant, Amazon, has recently added support for a few more Indian languages on its website and apps. Apart from the previously added support for Hindi, which is the most popular language in India, Amazon’s apps and devices now also support Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam and Kannada, in a bid to add hundreds millions of new users. This...

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T-Series issues Legal Notices to Video Platforms, Ford Motors denies Freeplay Music’s infringement claims and Court denies Taylor Swift’s motion to dismiss Infringement Lawsuit.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

T-Series issues Legal Notices to Video Platforms, Ford Motors denies Freeplay Music’s infringement claims and Court denies Taylor Swift’s motion to dismiss Infringement Lawsuit. T-Series issues Legal Notices to Video Platforms The music record label T-Series has recently issued legal notices to several social video platform including Bolo Indya, Mitron, MX Player's Takatak, Triller for allegedly using and infringing copyrighted work owned by T-Series. Super Cassettes Industries Private Limited, which is T-Series’ parent company, has asked each of these short-video platforms to pay around INR 3.5 crore in damage and render accounts of all revenues illegally earned by the platforms from the...

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Indian Copyright Orders and Judgments – 2020

Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Ors. Vs. Kimcartoon.to and Ors., Delhi High Court, CS(COMM) 275/2020 The plaintiffs in this matter constitute companies, which are incorporated in various states of the United States of America, and are involved in the business of creation, production and distribution of motion pictures and cinematograph films. The defendants in this lawsuit include several rogue websites that have provided users with free access to pirated content.The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), were also included as co-defendants by the plaintiffs, along with several ISPs (Internet Service Providers).The plaintiffs filed a lawsuit...

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Zoom considering Legal Action against Jio Meet,Travis Scott Faces Infringement Lawsuit,Twitter removes Trump Campaign’s George Floyd Tweets and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Zoom considering Legal Action against Jio Meet, Travis Scott Faces Infringement Lawsuit, Internet Archive Sued by Publishers, Twitter removes Trump Campaign’s George Floyd Tweets, Market Flooded with Fake Branded Masks and Writer of ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ Accused of Plagiarism. Zoom considering Legal Action against Jio Meet Jio Meet is the new video conferencing application launched by Jio Platforms, which is part of the Indian conglomerate company, Reliance Industries Limited. After the recent launch, Jio Meet was compared to the already popular video conferencing app, Zoom, because of the close resemblance of the presentation and interface of both these apps. Amid the lockdown due...

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Copyright and Information Technology Updates

IPAB issues public notice for fixing Radio Broadcast Royalties under the Copyright Act The Intellectual Property Appellate Board has issued a notification with reference to the application filed by Music Broadcast Ltd. and other radio broadcasters, requiring the IPAB to fix the royalties for communication of Sound Recordings to the public by way of broadcast through Radio under section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957 read with Rule 31 of the Copyright Rules, 2013. The purpose of this notification is to inform all those interested persons of the IPAB’s intention to fix royalties for broadcast of sound recordings through radio and to invite...

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The Shamnad Basheer Essay Writing Competition

The Shamnad Basheer Essay Writing Competition Prof. Shamnad Basheer was an Indian legal scholar, who focused mainly on Intellectual Property Law and was the founder of the blog Spicy IP. Prof. Basheer was often known as an IP luminary. The entire legal community was bereft last year, after his sudden demise. He was also the founder of Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education (IDIA), a trust which works on making legal education accessible for underprivileged students. In honour of its founder, Spicy IP has announced the first edition of the Shamnad Basheer Essay Writing Competition. The deadline for submissions...

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Facebook signs Licensing Deal with Saregama, Amazon and Slack sign Licensing Deal, OTT Release of Films irks Multiplex Owners and more

E commerce and Licensing

Facebook signs Licensing Deal with Saregama, Amazon and Slack sign Licensing Deal, Spotify and Saregama Sign Licensing Deal for India, OTT Release of Films irks Multiplex Owners and Gilead Inks Licensing Deal with Cipla for Remdesivir. Facebook signs Licensing Deal with Saregama Saregama recently signed a licensing deal with Facebook, which was just a couple of weeks after it signed a similar deal with Spotify, the music streaming platform. This deal will allow Facebook users to access Saregama’s wide range of music and add it to their videos, stories including their Facebook profile, via music stickers and other creative content. Since India...

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Google faces USD 5 Billion Class Action Lawsuit, Kerala HC and Delhi HC seek clarification on Arogya Setu App and more.

Google faces USD 5 Billion Class Action Lawsuit, Kerala HC and Delhi HC seek clarification on Arogya Setu App, Enforcement of Data Protection Law Eased in UK and more. Google faces USD 5 Billion Class Action Lawsuit Google and its parent company, Alphabet, are both being sued for allegedly invading the privacy of its users even while they were browsing on the search engine with the incognito mode turned on. The incognito mode within Google's Chrome browser gives users the choice to search the internet without their activity being saved to the browser or device. However, their online searches and website visits...

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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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