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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: T-SERIES APPOINT PPL, MICROSOFT MAY EXPOSE ‘DOCTOR WHO’ LEAKER, ECJ RULING REGARDING CONSENT, SPOTIFY TO BE A DEFAULT PLAYER FOR SAMSUNG, GOT MERCHANDISING DEAL, 5G DEAL BETWEEN NOKIA AND T- MOBILE AND MORE.

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T-Series Appoints PPL to Manage its Public Performance License in India, Sony LIV and Legrand Innovate to Entertain with 'The Good Vibes”, Consent of the Original Owner of the Content is Required, even if the Content is Freely Available, BBC to Take Assistance of Microsoft to Expose ‘Doctor Who’ Leaker, Spotify to be the Default Music App on All Future Samsung Devices, Masaba Gupta Gets Game of Thrones Merchandise Deal,  Crowd-funded Studio Wishberry Films Raises $1.4 million in Series A Funding. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK The copyright bargain; a balance between protection for the artist and rights for the consumer. -Robin...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: KASHMIR REMOVED FROM MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, IIFA ACCUSED OF PLAGIARISM, PIRACY CASES AGAINST COX, COPYRIGHT CASE SETTLED BY GREAT DANE, BIRA MERCHANDISE AND MORE

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Censor Board Removes Kashmir References from Mission Impossible: Fallout, IIFA Accused of Plagiarism over the Tribute Video on Sridevi, Major Record Labels file suit against Cox Communications for Piracy, Long-running Suit between Motorola and Hytera now Includes Copyright Infringement, City Merchandise Inc Sues Balenciaga for Copyright Infringement, Great Dane Graphics Settles Copyright Infringement Case, Relativity and Netflix settle long-running licensing dispute, Lionsgate And Universal Music Sign Exclusive Multi-year Agreement, Maker of craft beer Bira 91 enters merchandising. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Copyright? Copy RIGHT: Steal ideas, steal facts, but do not steal words.” – Dan Poynter INDIAN COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is an increase...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT FACEBOOK PAGE, A.R. RAHMAN JOIN IPRS, SHAPE OF YOU COPYRIGHT SUIT DISMISSED, SONY MUSIC DEAL WITH PRINCE’S ESTATE, JUST F JACQUELINE AND MORE

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“Postcard News: India” Facebook Page with 5 Lakh Followers Removed for Copyright Infringement, Southern Music Industry legends join Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS), Film maker Dayal Padmanabhan granted permission to use DVG’s Literature in their Song, Court dismisses the Copyright suit against the movie “The Shape of Water”, Man admits to Infringing Boeing GPS Copyright, Nintendo files a Copyright Infringement suit Against ROM Sites, Dutch Cheese Taste not protectable by Copyright, Kenneth Cole in Licensing Deal with Brandzstorm India, Rock Roll unveils bespoke Licensed Wall Coverings, Sony Music Sign Exclusive Pact with Prince’s Estate for 35 albums, Ted Baker enters...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT BY BAIDU, ACTORS LIABILITY FOR DIALOGUES, MARATHI REMAKE OF VIP IN TROUBLE, WALMART TO ACQUIRE INDIAN START-UPS AND MORE

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Actors Not Liable for Insulting Dialogues - Delhi High Court, Marathi remake of Dhanush's 'VIP' is stopped by the High Court over copyright infringement, Music Theatre International Files Copyright Action Against Northern Virginia Community Theatre, Baidu Pays for Copyright Infringement of Photographs, Radio Station Owner Ordered to Pay USD 1.5 Million in License Fees, Walmart Looking to Acquire Indian Merchandising Start-ups, Juventus Earns Rs 420 Crore within 24 hours from Sale of Cristiano Ronaldo Jerseys. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Creative Commons has a lot to offer to the entertainment industry provided it is strategically merged with copyright commercialization strategy” ― Dr. Kalyan...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: US STAMP CASE, YOUTUBE’S NEW COPYRIGHT TOOL, WIPO TREATIES WELCOMED BY BOLLYWOOD AND MORE

Bollywood Industry Welcomes Government move to Join WIPO Treaties, Stamp mistake costs US Postal Service $3.5 million, YouTube launches Copyright Match Tool to check infringement, Merchandising Cloud Introduced by Tech giants. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK Copyright law has got to give up its obsession with 'the copy.' The law should not regulate 'copies' or 'modern reproductions' on their own. It should instead regulate uses--like public distributions of copies of copyrighted work--that connect directly to the economic incentive copyright law was intended to foster.” ― Lawrence Lessig INDIAN COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is an increase of 28.3% in the total number of copyright applications filed this week...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: 2 WIPO TREATIES APPROVED, ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESSING BY COPYRIGHT OFFICE, DANCING BABY COPYRIGHT LAW SUIT, GLOBAL LICENSING DEAL BY TRILLER AND MORE

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Union Cabinet approves 2 WIPO treaties, Copyright Office Regarding Electronics Processing of Online Application, European Union Parliament Rejects the controversial copyright law, Oculus will pay $250 million to ZeniMax for copyright infringement, Nats appeal to decrease damages for copyright infringement of 'Eminem-esque', Dancing Baby copyright lawsuit Finally ends, Amazon is Expanding its Merchandise Services, Triller Announces First Global Licensing Deal with Universal Music Group COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK I think if the copyright regime focuses on the people we are supposed to be helping, the artists and creators, and builds a system that gives them the freedom to choose and to...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: KAJAL’S COPYRIGHT CASE, PUBG AND FORTNITE LAW SUIT ENDED, NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT SUED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF LICENSE FEE, PEPPERFRY TO EXPAND HOUSE BRANDS, YOUTUBE EXPANDS CHANNEL MEMBERSHIPS MORE

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No Obscenity on Magazine Cover: Kerala High Court, Actress Kajal Agarwal loses copyright case against VVD oil, Canadian Publishers welcome settlement between Laval University and Copibec, PUBG Corp drops suit against Fortnite Creators, Copyright Agency Sues New South Wales state government, Furniture marketplace Pepperfry to expand house brands portfolio, YouTube expands its merchandising, membership options. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK I think intellectual property is more like land, and copyright violation is more like trespass. Even though you don't take anything away from the landowner when you trespass, most people understand and respect the laws that make it illegal. The real crime...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: END TO MEMES, COPYRIGHT BANK, ITHIASA 2 IN TROUBLE, NITISH KUMAR IN COPYRIGHT TROUBLE, MORE CHINESE SPONSORS FOR FIFA AND MORE

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Scriptwriter Aneesh Lee Ashok Accuses the Director of Ithiasa 2 for copyright infringement, Supreme Court issues notice to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar in Copyright Infringement Suit, European Parliament puts an end to online Memes -Approved by Legal Affairs committee, Copyright Bank officially launched, First Indian cartoon character to sell merchandise worth Rs 200 crore, Two more Chinese brands on sponsors list for FIFA World Cup 2018. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK Traditional copyright has been that you can't make a full copy of somebody's work without their permission. -Patricia Schroeder INDIAN COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is a significant decrease of 37.35% in the number of...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: THREAT TO RIGHT TO LIBERTY, PIRACY WARNING FOR FIFA WORLD CUP, 2018, AT&T ACQUIRED TIME WARNER, AND MORE

Sony issues piracy warnings ahead of the FIFA World Cup, 2018, to be held at Russia, Maharashtra Class Owners' Association appeals against Textbook Copyright Policy, AT&T announced the successful mega-acquisition of Time Warner at $85 billion, La Liga champions FC Barcelona to form its own company BLM to manage their retail, licensing and merchandising right. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK You will only have copyright in a society that places a very high value on the individual, the individual intellect, the products of individual intellect. – Tim Parks INDIAN COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is a significant increase of 66.53% in the number of copyright applications...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: NO STAY ON KAALA, YOUTUBE MAY BE LIABLE FOR INFRINGEMENT, MANISH MALHOTRA WILL MAKE CANNES DEBUT AND MORE

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SC refuses to stay release of Rajinikanth’s movie Kaala over copyright claim, Recorded Music Performance Limited applies for registration as a copyright society, YouTube not a “neutral host provider”, can be held liable for copyright breaches: Vienna Commercial Court, Austria, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s daughter vows action against copyright infringers, marking his debut at Cannes 2018 designer Manish Malhotra to pair up with Magnum ice cream brand for designing a costume for Hollywood style icon Bella Hadid, Toonz Ties up with Yellow Entertainment for multiple animated series. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK Now that copyrights can be just about a century long,...

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