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Copyright and E-Commerce Law News:Bombay High Court Rules that CBFC has no ‘Intellectual Morality’,US Copyright Office forms a Mechanical Rights Society,Rapper Sues Insurance Company over Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, and more.

Bombay High Court Rules that CBFC has no ‘Intellectual Morality’; Upcoming Film “Roohi Afza” Averts Copyright Infringement; Copyright Infringement Lawsuit filed against the film ‘Mission Mangal’; Rapper Sues Insurance Company over Copyright Infringement Lawsuit; US Copyright Office forms a Mechanical Rights Society; Huawei continues to remain on US Export Blacklist; Restrictions on Sale by E-Commerce Platforms; Etsy asks Sellers to include Shipping Price in their Items; E-Commerce Policies in India under Budget 2019, and more. NATIONAL NEWS Bombay High Court Rules that CBFC has no ‘Intellectual Morality’ The Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) received flak from the Bombay High Court after...

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Copyright and E-Commerce Law News: Swiss Supreme Court Finally Approves Registration of the Sign “APPLE”, Xiaomi Introduces Mimoji Similar to that of Apple’s Memoji, Federal Court Holds Amazon Liable for Defective Third-Party Goods, and more.

Xclusive-Lee Responds to Gigi Hadid’s Fair Use Defence; Swiss Supreme Court Finally Approves Registration of the Sign “APPLE”; Xiaomi Introduces Mimoji Similar to that of Apple’s Memoji; Federal Court Holds Amazon Liable for Defective Third-Party Goods; Apple Music has Crossed 60 Million Subscribers; A&M Studio and OneLoop Collaborate to Expand Digital Music Distribution; Court Rules in Favor of Andy Warhol in a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit; Top Chinese E-Commerce Platform Shein Shuts Down Partially, and more. COPYRIGHT QUOTE "You may be in the photograph, but that does not give you the right to use it without permission of the photographer." – Dr. Kalyan C....

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Entertainment and E-Commerce Law News: Gigi Hadid Claims Ownership Over Paparazzi Photos in Suit, Disney to Re-Release ‘Avengers: Endgame’, and more

Kabir Singh and Toy Story 4 Leaked on TamilRockers, Kerala HC Permits Screening of Patwardhan’s ‘Reason’ at Film Festival, Mumbai Doctor Writes to Maharashtra Health Minister Against ‘Kabir Singh’, Gigi Hadid Responds to Copyright Infringement Suit with Ownership Claim, Prenda Copyright Mastermind Sentenced to Prison, Artist's Widow Loses Copyright Suit Against Beer Company, Gibson Urges Guitarists to Become Whistleblowers, Apple Responds to Spotify’s Anti-Competitive Claims in EU, US Companies Resume Selling Products to Huawei, Disney to Re-Release ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ASOS Launches ‘Virtual Catwalk’, Altitude Sports Extends E-Commerce Platform, Telangana Now Houses Largest Amazon Delivery Centre and more. Indian News Kabir Singh and...

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Entertainment and E-Commerce Law News: Court Orders Block Against 76 Websites, Xiaomi Fires Employee for Infringement, Former Snap Exec Launches Verishop, and more

Ranveer Singh Receives Infringement Notice from Brock Lesnar, Village Roadshow Wins Order to Block 76 Piracy Websites, VidAngel to Pay USD 62 million for Copyright Infringement, Genius Accuses Google of Copyright Infringement of Lyrics, Court Upholds University’s Claim of Immunity Against Copyright Infringement, Premier League Tops List of UK Copyright Suits, Twitch Sues to Identify Uploaders of Christchurch Shooting Videos, Niantic Sues Global++ for Hacked Versions of Games games, Xiaomi Fires Employee Accused of Infringement, Netflix Attempts to Introduce New Revenue Streams, Spotify Announces Your Daily Drive Playlist for the Road, Former Snap Exec Imran Khan Launches Verishop, Lazada’s Organises...

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Entertainment and eCommerce Law News: Delhi HC Orders Against Unauthorized Broadcast of World Cup 2019, La Liga App Fined for Spying on Users, Amazon Invests INR 2800 Cr in India, and more

Delhi HC Passes Order Against Unauthorized Broadcast of World Cup 2019; Madras HC Issues Interim Injunction Against Kolaiyuthir Kaalam; Karnataka Police Arrests Two Men for Abusive Video against Deve Gowda’s Family; Alex Jones Settles Suit with ‘Pepe the Frog’ Creator for USD 15,000; Lego Sues Lakeshore Learning for Infringement; US DOJ to Review Performance Rights Licensing Agreements; Spanish Football League App Fined for Spying on Users; Virat Kohli the Only Indian in Forbes’ 2019 List of Highest-paid Athletes; Aditya Birla Fashion Acquires Online Fashion Platform Jaypore ; Salman Khan Hike Stickers Launched for Salman Khan Film Bharat; Amazon Invests INR...

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Responding to Public Performance and Ground Licensing Notices

Responding to Public Performance and Ground Licensing Notices

Today, most discussions around modern entertainment licensing revolve around digital licensing, brand extension, merchandizing and community licensing. But, not much has been discussed by scholars about the emergence and the growth of ground licensing of public performance rights. For a long time, enforcement of public performance rights on the ground was limited to popular events, and record labels turned a blind eye to other use of sound recordings, lyrics and music compositions. However, that is fast changing now. From a copyright and entertainment attorney's perspective, the change can be attributed to Novex Communications, a privately held entity and registered copyright...

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Weekly Copyright News: Madras HC Prohibits Unauthorised Use of Ilaiyaraja’s Songs; DIPP Releases Draft Copyright (Amendment) Rules, Blackbeard Video Dispute Before SCOTUS, and more

Madras HC Prohibits Unauthorised Use of Ilaiyaraja’s Songs; DIPP Releases Draft Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2019; Bharat Leaked Online by Tamilrockers; Kawhi Leonard Sues Nike for Copyright Infringement; SCOTUS to Hear Copyright Dispute over Blackbeard Footage; Kanye West and Kid Cudi Claim Sampling is Fair Use; The Penny Hoarder Sues the Smart Wallet; Nickelodeon to Make Baby Shark Animated Series; YouTube Begins Disallowing Younger Minors from Live Streaming; ICC Partners with Social Media to Digitally Connect with Fans, and more. Copyright Quote "The Ilayaraja Judgment is very good news for authors of creative works in the film industry. It opens new licensing and...

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Weekly Copyright News: Delhi HC Clarifies Architect’s Moral Rights, Time Settles Dispute Over Embedded Tom Brady Tweet, INOX Screening World Cup Matches, and more

Delhi HC: Architect Cannot Prevent Demolition of His Work; Time Settles Dispute over Embedded Tom Brady Photo; Ai Weiwei Heads to Trial Against Volkswagen for Ad Featuring His Installation; Apple Courts Legal Trouble with Vegas Billboard; Daniel Wellington Unveils News Cricket World Cup Campaign; INOX to Screen India’s World Cup League Matches; Snap in Licensing Talks for Embedding Music, and more. Copyright Quote "Sharing, Suing and Settling is now a workable content commercialization strategy on social media." - Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, BananaIP Indian Copyright News Delhi HC: Architect Cannot Prevent Demolition of His Work The Delhi High Court has recently held that an architect of...

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Weekly Copyright News: Delhi HC Dismisses Sharechat Suit Against Bytedance, Google Restricts Android Licence to Huawei, Sony Playstation Diversifies into Film and TV, and more

Delhi HC Dismisses Sharechat Suit Against Bytedance, Amazon Suspends Sales of e-book ‘BAPU’, Bala Sends Legal Notice to Vikram over 'Arjun Reddy' Remake, Google Restricts Android Licence to Huawei Amid US-China Trade War, Flobots Sues Logan Paul for Copyright Infringement, Copyright Suit between "Pepe the Frog" Creator and InfoWars Goes to Trial, Soul Singer Sues Jay-Z & Timbaland for Copyright Infringement, Bytedance to Launch Music Streaming Service, Netflix and Youku Sign Content Licensing Deal, Sony Signs Content Deal with Gismart and Diversifies into Film and TV Through Playstation, Indian Terrain Signs Dhoni as Brand Ambassador, and more. Copyright Quote In making policy...

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GI for Tirupathi Laddu: Whose Interests are Protected?

Original Date of Publication: March 16th, 2010 The Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams (TTD) trustees of world’ richest temple on Tirumala Hills secured Geographical Indication (GI) Registration for sacred Laddu Prasadam, from Indian Patent Office, Chennai, recently, raising many eyebrows. It is criticized as its latest manifestation of brazen commercialization of divine abode. Ironically, sacred Tirupathi Laddu now joins the company of goods like Darjeeling Tea, Goa Feni, and Champagne wine etc. What hurts devotees is the way Prasadam is reduced to a commercial product. What is GI? The Geographical Indication of Goods (Registration & Protection) Act, 1999 has been made to secure the...

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