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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media, and entertainment law updates are as below: Music Video Artist Shenseea Sued for Copyright Infringement Stephanie Sarley, a visual artist known for her videos on “fruit art”, alleging copyright infringement of her artwork, has filed a lawsuit against popular Jamaican artist Shenseea over the 2019 music video of the song ‘Foreplay’. Sarley is known for her unique portrayal of “sensual fruit imagery” and is a popular content creator on Instagram. She claims that the music video allegedly…

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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media, and entertainment law updates are as below:   MRT Music files for Copyright Infringement against Congress and Bharat Jodo Yatra The Twitter Accounts for the Indian National Congress Party, and the Bharat Jodo Yatra, faced a temporary bloc recently over claims of copyright infringement. The order to block the Twitter accounts temporarily was passed by a Bangalore District Court, on complaints made by MRT Music. They alleged that the accused had used the made unauthorized use of the…

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Use of Music in Marriage ceremonies – Prof. Arul Scaria’s report to The Delhi High Court

Use of Music in Marriage ceremonies – Prof. Arul Scaria’s report to The Delhi High Court

In the case of PPL versus LOOKPART EXHIBITIONS (CS (COMM) 188/2022 & I.A 4772/2022), The Delhi High Court asked Professor Arul George Scaria to provide an expert opinion on Section 52(1)(za). The Court asked Professor Arul to particularly provide an opinion on the scope and extent of the Copyright Exception with respect to the use of Sound Recordings in marriage ceremonies and related festivities. In furtherance, Professor Arul gave his opinion to the Court, which was mentioned in the Court’s…

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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media, and entertainment law updates are as below: Kerala District Court Issues Injunction Order Against ‘Varaha Roopam’ The Palakkad District Court in Kerala, issuing an injunction order in the copyright infringement suit against the song ‘Varaha Roopam’ of the superhit Kannada film ‘Kantara’, restrained the producer- Hombale Films, the director- Rishabh Shetty, the distributor in Kerala- Prithviraj Productions Pvt. Ltd., and streaming platforms from exhibiting, streaming, distributing or communicating to the public the film Kantara with the synchronised…

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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media, and entertainment law updates are as below: Japan’s Supreme Court Exempts Music Students from Copyright Fees In an appeal from the Intellectual Property High Court, the Supreme Court rejected the plea by Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers, and Publishers (JASRAC) affirming the lower court’s judgment. The First Petty Bench of the Supreme Court, presided by Justice Takuya Miyama, upholding Intellectual Property High Court’s judgement, declared that the student’s use of copyrighted works in music school…

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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media and entertainment law updates are as below: Slovenia Implements EU Directives on Copyright Law Protecting Author’s Right in Cinematographic Works The National Assembly in Slovenia, amending the Copyright and Related Rights Act and the Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights Act, has adopted provisions from two EU Directives on Copyright in to Slovenian legislation. The Ministry of Economic Development and Technology in the process of drafting and legislating the amendments, had held public debates, gathered suggestions…

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Why Perform an IP Audit? 5 Reasons

Why Perform an IP Audit? 5 Reasons

When you’re launching a new product, service, or marketing plan, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and forget about all the pitfalls that lie ahead. An intellectual property audit is an excellent way to identify potential IP opportunities and risks before they become real problems. Read More.. Continue Reading Why Perform an IP Audit? 5 Reasons

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Weekly Copyright Media & Entertainment Law Updates

Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media and entertainment law updates are as below: Producers of Rambo V: Last Blood File for Copyright Infringement The U.S. District Court, denying the motion of the defendant, RCN Telecom Services LLC, to dismiss, allowed the petitioners, the dozen copyright owners of the movie Rambo V: Last Blood, to proceed with the suit of copyright infringement. Defendant, an internet provider, allegedly failed to terminate the accounts of internet users pirating the movies over BitTorrent networks. The ruling comes…

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Weekly Copyright Media & Entertainment Law Updates

Weekly Copyright, Media and Entertainment Law Updates

This week's copyright, media and entertainment law updates are as below:   Songwriters signed away their right to sue for "Shake It Off" Taylor Swift provided sworn testimony in one of the several copyright infringement litigations she has been involved in over "Shake It Off" in August. The Artist’s lawyers now claim that the plaintiffs waived their right to sue when they signed publication contracts years ago. Taylor Swift stated, among other things, that she "had never heard the song Playas Gon'…

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Weekly Updates: Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is a weekly post on copyright and entertainment law updates. Meta Responds to Copyright Infringement Lawsuit by Epidemic Sound Swedish Music Label, Epidemics Sound AB has accused Meta of violation of several thousand copyrights held by Epidemics Sound AB by allowing the users to stream, download and incorporate the sound recordings in their videos, on the music libraries of platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. Meta, in response has filed a motion to dismiss the case, alleging that Epidemic Sound’s…

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