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Amitabh Bachchan sends copyright infringement notice to Aam Admi Party Leader Kumar Vishwas, Dhinchak Pooja’s videos taken down from YouTube due to copyright infringement claims, Monkey-Selfie Copyright suit returns to Court, IIFA comes out with official merchandise and more

Copyrights & Entertainment Law News: Indian Copyright and Entertainment Law Updates, International Copyright and Entertainment Law Updates, Entertainment Licensing and Merchandising Updates, BIP Tip 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 quote of the week “If you don’t move to protect copyright, if you don’t move to protect our children, It is not going to sit well” – Barbara Boxer Indian Copyright and Entertainment Law Updates Amitabh Bachchan sends copyright infringement notice to Aam Admi Party Leader Kumar Vishwas Actor Amitabh Bachchan sent a copyright infringement notice to...

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Intellectual Property Exchange for India, Akshay Kumar’s Toilet Ek Prem Katha in Copyright row, Beatles and Sony settles the copyright dispute, Httpool acquired by Sony Pictures

Indian Copyrights and Entertainment Law Updates,  International Copyright and Entertainment Law Updates, Entertainment Licensing and Merchandising Updates, copyright tip 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 quote of the week “The beauty of Copyright law is it protect you and it provides you the opportunity to honor  others” –Peter Smith Indian Copyrights and Entertainment Law Updates India may get an intellectual property exchange soon The Ministry of Science and Technology through the National Research Development Corporation is planning to establish an Intellectual Property Exchange. The IP Exchange will act...

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The Pirate Bay to be Blocked, EU Court Rules

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Recently the Hoge Raad der Nederlanden or the Supreme Court of Netherland pronounced an important ruling in a seven-year-long legal altercation, involving the infamous file sharing platform Pirate Bay. In this case, two internet access providers (IASs), Ziggo and XS4ALL, has subscribers who were using the platform Pirate Bay to upload and share several copyrighted works. Such sharing and uploading being completely unauthorized by the respective right holders. The proceedings were brought before the Court by Stichting Brein, an organization which works towards protecting and defending the rights of copyright holders. The organization sought an order which would require the aforementioned...

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Legal row over Half Girlfriend, Google directed to de-index infirnging contents, Dangal sets a new record, Amazon and Warner bros sign a licensing deal and more

  Indian copyright and entertainment law updates, International copyright and entertainment law updates, licensing and merchandising news and more weekly news updates,  presented by the Copyright and Entertainment Attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm Copyright quote of the week "Of all the creative work produced by humans anywhere, a tiny fraction has continuing commercial value. For that fraction, the copyright is a crucially important legal device"     --Lawrence Lessig Indian Copyrights and Entertainment Law Updates Bangalore City Civil Court Vacates Injunction on Chetan Bhagat’s One Indian Girl The Bangalore City Civil Court on Thursday vacated its earlier ex-parte injunction...

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Ola caught in copyright infringement, Coal Ministry accused of Plagiarism, ‘Dancing baby’ Copyright case, Volvo sued for Copyright infringement and more.

Copyright quotes, Indian copyright and entertainment law updates, International copyright and entertainment law updates, licensing and merchandising news brought to you by the Copyright and Entertainment Law Team of BIP Counsels Copyright quote of the week: “The copyright bargain is a balance between protection for the artist and the rights for the consumer.” -- Robin Gross Indian Copyright and Entertainment Law Updates Ola caught in copyright infringement row The music company, Lahari Recording, had filed a police complaint against the online cab aggregator, Ola, accusing them of streaming pirated songs through its Ola Play Platform. Lahari accused Ola of downloading and playing songs on Ola Play...

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Lahari v. Ola: Copyrights and Criminals – Licensing by Deterrence

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Copyright infringers may be broadly classified into two categories, organized and unorganized. Organized infringers run legitimate businesses and are legally established and structured, but unorganized infringers do not run legitimate businesses, and are normally not established under the framework of the law. Some infringers borrow some elements from each, and may be referred to as hybrids. Depending on the nature of the copyright infringer, the goals set, strategy devised and enforcement mode adopted by the copyright owner varies. Copyright infringement gives rise to both civil and criminal liability in India, and criminal action is sometimes used as a tool to strike...

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Srimanthudu Copyright Case, Pirate Bay Copyright Infringement, Splinter Cell Trademarks and More

  Copyright quote, Indian Copyright and Entertainment Law Updates, International Copyright and Entertainment Law Updates, Entertainment Licensing and Merchandising Updates, Entertainment Trademark Updates and BIP Copyright and Entertainment Tip of the Week, presented by Media & Entertainment Law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Copyright quote of the week: “I believe in copyright, within limited precincts. But I also believe in fair use, public domain, and especially transformation” - David Shields Indian Copyrights and Entertainment Law Updates Mahesh Babu summoned by Nampally Sessions Court in Srimanthudu Copyright case Tollywood superstar Mahesh Babu has been summoned by the Nampally Sessions Court, Hyderabad in...

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Copyright assignment/licensing issues in movie sequels

Narendra Hirawat & Co. (Appellant/Original Plaintiff) Vs. M/s. Alumbra Entertainment & Media Pvt. Ltd. & Ors. (Respondents) THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT BOMBAY COMMERCIAL APPEAL (L) No. 30 OF 2017   Brief facts: The blockbuster movie “Sarkar” was released in 2005 starring the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan. The film was produced by K Sera Sera Productions Ltd., (hereinafter referred to as KSS). A sequel movie “Sarkar Raj” was released in the year 2009. This case revolves around the agreement between KSS, RGV Film Factory (hereinafter referred to as RGV), and Z Picture Company (hereinafter referred to as ZPC), which was executed on 31st of March 2008...

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Raabta Copyright infringement case update, New Registrar of Copyrights appointed, Lower GST demanded by Entertainment industry, Forever21 and Urban Outfitters sued over Tupac T-shirts and more

Indian Copyrights and Entertainment Law Updates, International Copyrights and Entertainment Law Updates, BIP Tip 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 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 Copyrights and Entertainment Law Updates Magadheera makers withdraw copyright...

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Creativity, Illegality and Intellectual Property

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Thinking, understanding, reasoning, and articulating creativity is very difficult, if not impossible. Creativity is shapeless, and any defined approach to creativity defeats its ends. It is into this unstructured, boundless, and absolutely free world that the concept of intellectual property was introduced. IP, in its unduly glorified form, seeks to give shape to certain understandable elements of creativity and endeavors to protect the same. Copyrights seek to capture some elements of expression, Patents elements of invention, and so on. By laying down some parameters, they try to bring certainty to the uncertain, clarity to the ambiguous, and limits to the limitless....

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