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A compilation of the statistics for the Indian copyright applications during the months of August-October 2021, is given below.
AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2021
In September, a total of 2873 copyright applications were filed. A decrease of 8% was seen compared to the month of August 2021, during which a total 3127 applications were filed.
The majority of applications during the months of August and September, 2021, were filed for literary/ dramatic works.
Sr.NoType of WorkNumber of Applications Filed in the Month of August…
The High Court of Delhi has issued a public notice on 10th November, 2021, with respect to the intention of the IP Division to fix/revise royalties as mandated under Section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957.
The notice invites suggestions from interested persons, in writing along with necessary evidence, to be submitted within 30 days (by 10th December, 2021). The suggestions may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
A copy of the notice is available here: http://delhihighcourt.nic.in/writereaddata/Upload/PublicNotices/PublicNotice_SIGLWQIP4Z3.PDF
The notice reads as follows:
Mrs. Sellappapa Keeran v. S. Vijayaraghavan & Anr
The Plaintiff, Mrs. Sellappapa Keeran, wife of late Pulavar Keeran, a famous religious Hindu preacher and historian, sought a declaration from the Madras High Court that she was the rightful owner of the copyright of her husband’s works. She also filed for an injunction against the Defendants, asking them to surrender all master tapes containing original recordings of the speeches, lectures and discourses and in any other form like cassettes or CDs. …
M/s. Sun TV Network Ltd. v. M/s. Nitin Productions & Anr
Defendant Nitin Productions assigned the copyright of the film “HUDUGAATA” in favour of the Plaintiff after receipt of the agreed consideration. By virtue of the agreement, the Plaintiff became the absolute copyright owner of the aforementioned film which included satellite rights, radio rights and other similar rights perpetually. However, Defendant M/s. Public TV, telecast songs from the film without obtaining prior permission. The Plaintiff, which held the copyright of…
Saregama India Limited v. Next Radio Limited & Ors.
The Apex Court, in the instant case, set aside an interim order passed by the Madras High Court, which held that copyrighted material cannot be broadcasted without prior notice as per Rule 29(4) of the Copyright Rules, 2013. The High Court had modified specific provisions of the Rule and applied it to the broadcasters, by opining that the Rule lacked flexibility and created difficulties for the broadcasters. The mandate to furnish…
Muthoot Finance Limited vs Shalini Kalra & Ors
In this case, the Plaintiff, Muthoot Finance Limited, a non-banking financial institution, provided business and personal loans against the deposit of gold jewellery. As a part of this business the Plaintiff had to maintain proprietary and confidential information related to its vast customer base in the form of a database which in turn constituted a ‘literary work’ as under Section 2(o) of the Copyright Act, 1957 and it also amounted to trade…
A compilation of the statistics for the Indian copyright applications during the months of July-August 2021, is given below.
JULY AND AUGUST 2021
In the month of August 2021 there has been a decrease of 7% in the total number of copyright applications filed, as compared to the month of July 2021. A total of 3364 applications were filed in July 2021 and a total of 3127 applications were filed in August 2021. The majority of applications were filed for literary/…
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Tencent sues ByteDance over infringement claims
Tencent, the Chinese technology conglomerate, has recently sued ByteDance, which is another Chinese internet technology company that owns the short video platform “Douyin”. According to the claims made by Tencent, infringing content from the show “Crime Crackdown” was being made available on Douyin. Crime Crackdown was produced by Tencent’s film production subsidiary, Tencent Penguin Pictures, which owns the rights to the show.
Douyin has stated…
A compilation of the statistics for the Indian copyright applications during the months of May-July 2021, is given below.
MAY AND JUNE 2021
In the month of June 2021 there has been an increase of 1865% in the total number of copyright applications filed, as compared to the month of May 2021. A total of 121 applications were filed in May 2021 and a total of 2378 filed in June 2021. The majority of applications were filed for literary/ dramatic works…