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

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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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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.

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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. 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

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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

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 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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