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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

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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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Register for a Free Webinar on Intellectual Property For StartUps – July 17th, 2020

The Business of Intellectual Property For Start-ups

Intellectual Property is an important business tool in the hands of Start Ups and small companies. Its value  assumes higher importance  during a crisis. As many businesses work hard to survive the  crisis posed by the COVID pandemic, the crisis has opened   new avenues to  innovative and creative Start Ups. Start Ups that are able to build strong and valuable IP during this time, whether related to COVID or not, have a unique opportunity to succeed and thrive. In order to  build IP and take advantage of it, Start Ups must know what IP they have, how to protect/build it, and...

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Copyright and Information Technology Updates

Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence releases Joint Statement The founding members of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) have recently issued a joint statement announcing the creation of the GPAI. In the statement the member countries have emphasised on their support to ensure that artificial intelligence will be developed in a manner that is human-centric. The document elaborates on the various organisations that GPAI will be collaborating with and also specifies the themes of each of these projects. A copy of the notice may be accessed here. MEITY Issues Protocols for COVID-19 Mobile App Arogya Setu The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology...

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Indian Copyright Orders and Judgments – 2020

Microsoft Corporation and Ors. Vs. Satveer Gaur and Ors., Delhi High Court, CS (COMM) 1324/2016, CCP (O) 134/2010 and IA 2667/2016 In this matter, plaintiff no.1, is Microsoft Corporation ('Microsoft'), which is a company situated in the State of Washington, USA. Plaintiff No. 2 is Microsoft Corporation Pvt. Ltd. which is a wholly owned marketing subsidiary of the plaintiff No. 1, having its corporate office at Nehru Place, New Delhi. Plaintiff No. 3 is Adobe Systems incorporated, is a company organized and existing under the laws of the State of Washington, USA and plaintiff No. 4 is Quest Software Inc., which...

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The need for copyright protection: Number of works created as a function of copyright protection

This guest post has been authored by Sherry Shukla, a 2nd year B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) student at National Law University, Nagpur and Arpit Lahoti, 3rd year B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) student at National Law University, Nagpur. Any new product created, i.e., the information in its pure form, is a form of a public good, making it both non-excludable and non-rivalrous. Copyright allows the producer to internalize more of the benefits incurred of the formation of the work, i.e., and it makes internalization of work’s positive externalities and limits the free-riding of the product. Positive externalities are those where others enjoy the fruits of a given...

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Advisory & Consultations for Artists During Lockdown

Advisory & Consultations for Artists During Lockdown

With the onset of COVID 19 and the extended lockdown, artists, singers, dancers, actors and performers have rapidly adopted online options to reach their audiences.  If you are providing web based classes or are giving live and recorded performance online, have you taken the necessary measures to protect your intellectual property? There are several laws and regulations that apply to your intellectual creations, from copyrights and trademarks, to cyber laws.  There are also elevated concerns at this time due to the increased misuse and infringement online by people looking to illegally benefit from others’ songs, choreography, films, and performances.  Online platforms...

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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

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

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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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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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US District Court Rules in Favour of Videogame Developer,School Lessons on Harry Potter in Britain, Kickstarter Campaign Infringes Nintendo’s Copyright and more

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US District Court Rules in Favour of Videogame Developer, School Lessons on Harry Potter in Britain, Kickstarter Campaign Infringes Nintendo’s Copyright, Supreme Court Upholds Sovereign Immunity of States and more. US District Court Rules in Favour of Videogame Developer In a recent judgment the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the unlicensed use or depiction of tattoos of the NBA (National Basketball Association) players in their videogame avatar did not amount to copyright infringement. A tattoo company called Solid Oak Sketches, which claims to hold an exclusive copyright licence for the tattoos of NBA players Eric...

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