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The Wind from the West: Playwright Ananda Rao’s Padamati Gali

Padamati Gali

Note: This is not an IP post, and has only one reference to copyright protection. It comes; It changes; And it goes. It changes lives, lives of farmers, who provide food to the world. For many of us, the wind is nothing more than a phenomenon. But for farmers and their families, it is a life changing event. Seventy two years after independence, farmers in India continue to live uncertain lives. Their struggles are not much different from those before independence. The protests, the marches, the strikes, and the sacrifices prevail, and the fight is still on. Only the adversary has changed. This...

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Facebook to Share Chats with Police, Artist Sues Ariana Grande, ‘Fiji Water Girl’ Suit, and more

Facebook to Provide User Chat Details for Sensitive Cases to Delhi Police, MEITy Invites Counter Comments on Draft Intermediary Rules, Vegas Artist Sues Ariana Grande for Using Art in Music Video, Creators of Netflix’s ‘Wild Wild Country’ Sued for Copyright Infringement, ‘Fiji Water Girl’ Sues Fiji Water for Unauthorised Use of Images, Spotify in Talks to Acquire Gimlet, TikTok and Sony Collaborate to Promote Thriller ‘Escape Room’ Copyright Quote The Copyright Bargain is a balance between protection for the artist and rights for the consumer. Robin Gross Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 14% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week....

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Is GPL so Viral? – The New Phase of OSS License Enforcement and Compliance

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  This post was first published on 20th March, 2011.   General Public License (GPL) is one of the most stringent open source licenses. Being a license created by Free Software Foundation, it may be termed as a strong copyleft license. One of the primary objectives of the license is to spread the philosophy of free software foundation to make source code available for copying, use, modification and distribution. Any derivative work of a software governed by GPL will also be governed by GPL and source code must be made available during distribution. Programs that are integrated with software governed by GPL are...

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No Unauthorised Use of TOI and ET Content, Gigi Hadid Sued, Vice Partners with Hulu, and more

Copyright Quote “The beauty of Copyright law is it protects you and it provides you the opportunity to honour others” Peter Smith Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 10% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week. A total of 386 applications were filed for copyright registration during the last week. The majority of applications were filed for literary works and artistic works. S. No Type of Work Number of Applications filed in the Previous Week (14th January, 2019 to 20th       January, 2019) Number of Applications filed in the Recent Week (21st January, 2019 to 27th       January, 2019) Change Percentage Change 1. Literary...

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A Writer by Any Other Name: Copyrights and Writers (Part 8)

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  Since the eighteenth century, writers have been writing under a name different from their given names. A few have chosen a different form of their own name, like a diminution or combination of their first, middle and last names. Others have chosen an entirely different name, far removed from their own. A few others have chosen a different name for each genre of their work, which has resulted in upto 11 personalities for some writers. Reasons for these pseudonyms or nom de plumes are many, including a foray into diverse genres, a need to conceal gender or legal identity, or...

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Literary Works to Braille – Which Exclusive Right?

  I write in response to Dr. Sunanda Bharti's post on Spicy IP, which talks about rights granted to copyright owners of literary works, and which right is involved in converting a literary work to Braille. In  my opinion, the answer is not so complex as it seems. Braille is not a  language, it is a form of expression of a language. It has the same alphabets as the language and nothing changes except the way in which letters are represented. So, converting a work into Braille does not amount to translation or even transliteration. By writing a literary work in Braille, one is making an...

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History of Copyright Law in India

This post was first published on 3rd February, 2011. Today almost every nation has a copyright law in place and is mostly standardized to some extent through international and regional agreements such as the Berne Convention and the European copyright directives. But when we look back, we realise that the Copyright law has a very unique history. The earliest copyright case is traced back to Ireland, where there was a dispute over the ownership of the Irish manuscript Cathach. The Cathach is the oldest extant Irish manuscript of the Psalter. It contains a Vulgate version of Psalms XXX (10) to CV (13)...

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Trademark and Copyright Statistics in India: Recap 2018

In this post, we bring to you a recap of the Trademark and Copyright statistics from 2018 and a comparison of these numbers with the statistics of 2017. COPYRIGHT YEAR IN REVIEW 2018 Copyright Applications Filed in 2018   Work   No. of Applications in 2018 Literary/Dramatic 9,652 Artistic 4,698 Music 323 Cinematograph 306 Sound Recording 710 Computer Software 2,143 Total 17,832 Copyright Applications Filed Monthly in 2018                           Month Literary/Dramatic Artistic Music Cinematograph Sound Recording Computer Software January 949 387 39 28 45 152 February 756 339 35 11 70 101 March 898 346 31 51 42 153 April 840 404 17 14 35 587 May 778 390 31 27 142 157 June 710 410 26 21 87 215 July 837 305 28 43 60 124 August 737 433 30 42 37 121 September 770 410 23 42 52 90 October 688 437 23 4 37 145 November 864 406 20 14 67 153 December 825 431 20 9 36 145 Total 9,652 4,698 323 306 710 2,143 Total Registered Applications Between 2017 & 2018 Year (2017) Year (2018) Change Percentage Change 16,603 16,717 114 Increase of 0.7% Total Filed Applications Between 2017 & 2018 Year (2017) August - December Year (2018) August - December 7951 7141  *Data Provided for 2017 is August 2017 onwards as information before then is not available.  Judicial Precedents Dealing with Copyright Law during the Year 2018 Court/Tribunal No. of Orders Supreme Court...

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ShareChat Bans 50,000 Profiles, ‘Rifleman’ Rights Tussle, Reddit Shuts Down SoccerSteams, and more.

ShareChat Removes 50,000 Profiles to Curb Unlawful Content, ‘Rifleman’ in Tussle over Legal Rights, Baidu Sues Bytedance and Maimai for Copyright Infringement and Defamation, Reddit Shuts Down SoccerStreams Following Copyright Complaints, US Court Dismisses Music Labels' Lawsuit against Russian Stream-Ripper, Disney Loses USD 1 Billion in Streaming Investments, Viacom to Buy Pluto TV Copyright Quote The copy price of the future is the copyright. – Mathias Dopfner Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 22% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week. A total of 350 applications were filed for copyright registration during the last week. The majority of applications were...

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Be Wise in Choosing Your IP Service Provider

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This post was first published on 2nd February, 2011. Intellectual Property Services is not a business of a few anymore. With the  development of the IT and other R&D based business, there are any number of IP Service providers mushrooming around the IT and BP hubs. Therefore, there is a huge number to choose from and a person in need of such services is obviously sceptical about making the choice. We are currently in the age of information and it is a highly informed world we are living in. No matter what we do, it is highly important for us to learn...

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