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Hrithik, Beyonce, Infringement, Bombay High Court

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.

  This weekly update on Copyrights, Media and Entertainment Law is brought to you by the Entertainment Law experts of BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. Thought of the Week: “Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet” - Mark Twain Copyright Cases Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) sues Thomson Press The Bombay High Court has recently granted a stay order in response to an injunction suit brought about by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT), against the printing and publishing company - Thomson Press. The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust in its submission to the Court has informed the Court that...

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Royalty Rights in Sound Recordings, Lyrics & Musical Works – Part 1

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  Quick bite: Dear readers, the following post is brought to you by the Media and Entertainment law experts of BananaIP (BIP)Counsels. This post is the first in its series and promises to engage your grey matter. This post will essentially help you understand the Entertainment Law and Copyrights surrounding Royalty Rights in Sound Recordings, Lyrical & Musical Works. Colloquially used word music/song is more than melody or harmony reduced to print, writing or graphic form[1]. Music is a language with a universal appeal. Music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No...

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Weapon in the hands of Police?

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  The Union Government has launched a new scheme in order to protect Intellectual Property Rights. As a part of the scheme, the Indian Government is providing special knowledge toolkit to Indian Police to identify and prosecute IPR violations. This step was taken by Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman for management of IP Rights. To prepare this toolkit, the Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) have worked together. The toolkit is provided mainly to counterfeit Trademark and Copyright infringements. This toolkit will be provided for all the policemen...

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Landmark Copyright-related Events in the year 2016- Part 2

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Hello readers, 2016 has been a year full of exciting changes. Almost too many. In this post and subsequent posts we will bring to you events that made headlines in the field of copyright law. Plan to block copyright.in by the Government In October of this year, the government took notice of a website called copyright.in, with the government stating that the website was a misrepresentation of the official website of the Copyright Office. This has been referred to relevant authorities by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. It urged those who wished to obtain copyright registration to desist from...

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Landmark Copyright-related Events in the year 2016- Part I

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Hello readers, 2016 has been a year full of exciting changes. Almost too many. In this post and subsequent posts we will bring to you events that made headlines in the field of copyright law. Restriction of three Copyright Societies from granting licenses until April 2017 In an order issued by the Justice Endlaw of the Delhi High Court in December, Saregama India Ltd. was asked to deposit Rs.20 lakhs in Court in a copyright infringement suit filed by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (Plaintiff) against Saregama, which allowed users to play and download songs from 29 movies for which copyright was...

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Indian Performing Right Society v. Aditya Pandey & Ors.

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Facts IPRS (Indian Performing Right Society) has its grievance against the broadcasters of Private FM Radio Channels and Event Organizers for paying royalties to only the owners in copyright of the sound recording but not to the authors of the lyrical or musical scores. The Single bench of the Delhi High Court Justice S.Ravindra Bhat ruled in favor of the radio broadcasting channels and IPRS then appealed to the Supreme Court, which delivered its judgement in September.  Question of Law The question of law that arises at this point is whether it is enough to obtain permission from the copyright owner of the derivative work...

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Dish Tv India faces Copyright infringement suit

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  Hello Readers!! There has been a lot that has been brewing over the past few weeks with respect to Trademarks. We have decided to recapitulate the trademark news which have recently hit the headlines in our segment, Weekly Trends. Let us take a quick look at what happened in the past weeks, with this weekly update.   Dish Tv India restrained from operating in Middle East and North Africa As you may or may not know Dish TV India Ltd.was caught in a copyright infringement suit involving one U.A.E. based company Gulf DTH FZ LLC (OSN) with respect to its Direct-To-Home (DTH) services....

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Entertainment and Copyright news

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In today’s edition of Weekly Trends, we bring to you copyright law related news. Let us see the trending headlines for the past couple of weeks. Section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957 (as amended) to include internet broadcasting organizations Section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957 titled “Statutory license for broadcasting of literary and musical works and sound recording” was inserted vide the 2012 Copyright Amendment Act. The Section mainly lays down certain mandatory compliances for the broadcasting organizations desirous of communicating to the public by way of broadcast or by way of performance of a literary or musical work and...

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The Indian Singers Rights Association v. Chapter 25 Bar and Restaurant

The Indian Singers Rights Association v. Chapter 25 Bar and Restaurant Citation:CS (OS) 2068/2015 & IA No. 14261/2015 Facts The Defendant in this case, Chapter 25 Bar and Restaurant during the month of April 2015 had been illegally communicating to the public numerous songs containing performances of various member singers of the Plaintiff copyright society, Indian Singers Rights Association (ISRA), without obtaining appropriate clearance from ISRA and paying the requisite royalty fee. ISRA had issued a legal notice against the Defendant to obtain a Performer’s Right Clearance Certificate, but no response was received in this respect, hence the present suit. Question of Law Did the...

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GS Media Judgement on hyperlinking

  The CJEU recently delivered a judgement we all had been waiting for, GS Media v Sanoma Media Netherlands and Others (C-160/15). Just to jog your memory here are the facts of the case: The publisher of Playboy Sanoma had commissioned a photo shoot of the model/TV presenter Britt Dekker. The unpublished photos from the photo shoot were made available by GS Media on its website GeenStijl, without any authorization from the copyright holder. Sanoma filed a copyright infringement suit against GS Media and the matter went from the Dutch Supreme Court to CJEU. The key question to be answered by the...

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