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Sound Recording, Literary & Musical Works and Right to Royalty – Part 4

The featured image shows a mic in a sound recording studio. To read more about this, click here. Entertainment Law and Copyrights: Sound Recording, Literary & Musical Works and Right to Royalty – Part 3

  Continued from Part 3, read part by clicking here. Conclusion Reiterating that said earlier, sound recording consists of the acoustic portion including a lyric or a musical work despite which underlying works do not lose their existence upon a sound recording being made but remain exclusively mutual. However, the anomaly of the provision of the Act that grants the authors of musical & literary work and authors of sound recording the right to communicate to public their work has questioned the independent existence of the said works during the coalescence of the two. Courts have in the recent past clearly opined that when...

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Indian Copyright News and Updates, Entertainment Trademark News and Updates, International Copyright Updates, Entertainment Licensing News and Updates and more

Copyrights & Entertainment Law News: Indian Copyright News and Updates, Entertainment Trademark News and Updates, International Copyright Updates, Entertainment Licensing News and Updates and more presented by the Media & Entertainment law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Copyright Thought of the Week “Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.” ― United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights Indian Copyright News and Updates Copyright Infringement Suit against Sarkar 3. The copyright holder of 1300 movies, Narendra & Co. has filed a...

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Copyrights, Fair Dealing, and Fair Use in India

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Fair dealing provisions under the Indian Copyright Act, 1957 as amended in 2012 exempt certain activities from the purview of copyright infringement. While certain exceptions mentioned under Section 52(1) of the Copyright Act are applicable to all kinds of works in which copyright subsists, the applicability of certain provisions are restricted to specific works. The following table identifies the various fair dealing and fair use provisions under the Copyright and its applicability to specific works:   Sections Provisions Applicability 52(1)(a) Fair dealing All works 52(1)(a) Private or personal use, including research All works 52(1)(a) Criticism or review All works 52(1)(a) Reporting of current events and current affairs All works 52(1)(aa) Making copies for back-up Computer programmes 52(1)(ab) Obtaining information for...

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Fair use exceptions for libraries under Indian copyright law

  Indian copyright law provides exceptions to libraries for use of copyrighted works under the statutory fair dealing provisions of the copyright Act (section 52) as well as under the judicially created fair use exception. Broadly the law permits use of copyrighted works by libraries for the following purposes: Research and education; Instructions, teaching and training; Private study; Enabling access to the disabled; Activities of education institution; Review and criticism; Searching and data mining; Storage and preservation; and Access to knowledge. The fair dealing and fair use exceptions are provided under Section 52 of the Copyright Act and have emanated from different...

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Free Copyright and Trade Mark Filings for Dance Companies, Music Bands and Performing Artists

Free Trademark Filing

BananaIP is happy to announce the SiNApSE IP Program for Performing Arts, an initiative aimed at helping dance companies, music bands, drama companies, singers and performing artists protect, manage and commercialize their creative work. The Program has three primary goals: Build IP Knowledge and Culture among Performing Artists; Protect, Manage and Commercialize creative work of artists and companies; and Mitigate IP risks for performances and related commercialization, licensing and merchandizing activities. Towards the said goals, BananaIP's attorneys will work closely with select performing arts companies and artists, and help them move up the IP value chain. The work will be taken...

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Entertainment Law Updates, International Copyright Updates, Entertainment Licensing and Updates, Government Updates, Copyright thought of the week and more.

Entertainment Law Updates, International Copyright Updates, Entertainment Licensing and Updates, Government Updates, Copyright thought of the week and more presented by the Media & Entertainment law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Copyright Thought of the Week “The Copyright bargain: a balance between protection for the artist and rights for the consumer” -Robin Gross [Founder – IP Justice] Entertainment law News and Updates Supreme Court accepts the plea against ‘pre-censorship’ of films. The cine veteran, Amol Palekar has filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court requesting court’s intervention in revamping the censor board and challenging the constitutional validity of...

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Fearless Girl v. Charging Bull

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  The Bull is charging, charging angrily and aggressively. The natural response of an ordinary, prudent person would be to take flight. But, that doesn't hold true for the Fearless Girl, who stands up to the bull with no sign of fright or alarm on her face. The Fearless Girl is in fact a representation of women empowerment and strength, and received the anticipated response when it was placed before the Charging Bull on Wall Street. To the sculptor, Kristen Visbal's delight, the soft featured Fearless Girl received overwhelming response, and women groups requested the New York Mayor to extend its stay...

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Recent Copyright Cases, Entertainment Trademark News, International Copyright Updates, Entertainment and Copyright Licensing and Merchandizing, Copyright thought of the week and more

The featured image shows a green school board on which the following words appear to be written by chalk. The words read "Copyrights, Media & Entertainment Law news : Weekly updates". To get your weekly updates and news on IP, click here.

Recent Copyright Cases, Entertainment Trademark News, International Copyright Updates, Entertainment and Copyright Licensing and Merchandizing, Copyright thought of the week and more, presented by the Media & Entertainment law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Copyright Thought of the Week “Entertainment Law is not as Entertaining as Entertainment”  Dr. Kalyan C Kankanala Recent Copyright Cases Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) vs. Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt Ltd ZEEL filed a Copyright infringement suit before the Bombay High Court claiming that it’s popular show, ‘India's Best Dramebaaz’, a televised talent hunt for child actors in the 5-12 year age group has been...

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INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE – PART 3

IP News Center : INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE

  SCENARIO IN THE UNITED STATES REGARDING PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE The interests of the American motion picture, television industries and home videos are safeguarded by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Since its inception in 1922, it has been playing an important part in protecting the commercial interest of the movie makers both in the US and internationally. Registering a film title with the United States Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO) is available with respect to movie titles; however, the protection granted is not absolute. The fundamental requirement of the USPTO with regard to registration of titles as trademarks requires that...

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INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE – Part 2

IP News Center : INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE

Apart from applying for registration of a movie title under the Indian Trademarks Act, there are a number of industry associations to which the film makers look up to regarding protection of their film titles. Indian Motion Picture Producers' Association (IMPPA), Association of Motion Pictures and Television Program Producers (AMPTPP) and Film and Television Producers' Guild of India, Film Writers' Association and Western India Film Producers Association (WIFPA) are the associations that play a big role in protecting the commercial interest of movies. Producers and writers of movies can apply to be members of these associations which enable them to...

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