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Review Committee Reports, Benegal Committee report, Mudgal Committee report, Censorship Model (Part 4)

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  Continued from Part 3, read part 3 by clicking here.   Review Committee Reports The Benegal Committee and the Mudgal Committee constituted in 2016 and 2013 were tasked with the job of making recommendations for the process of film certification in India, Uniform, Non-Discriminatory and Non-Discretionary among others.[11] Though both the reports agree that the existing system of film certification is fraught with subjectivity, they diverge in their recommendations for making it objective. While the Mudgal Committee, in line with its mandate, recommends making the certification mechanism objective and transparent by amendments to principles and changes in the process, the Benegal Committee recommends  a...

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Film Expression and Censorship in India: An Introduction (Part 1)

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  Expression in the form of films is unique and special in many ways. Films merge life-like moving pictures, sounds, and other effects to tell a story, or send a message unlike any other form of expression. When the film is shown to a captive audience in a closed, dark environment, with the aid of advanced technology, its impact is heightened substantially. It is believed that one does not experience the same euphoria, emotion and engagement if the same film is seen on a television or computer at home. The impact of the film is therefore presumed to be higher when...

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Copyright Infringement, Entertainment tax, Beauty and the Beast, Swarovski, Copyright tips and more

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Copyright Infringement, Entertainment tax, Beauty and the Beast, Swarovski, Copyright tips and more, presented by the Media & entertainment law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Quote of the Week "Kill Piracy; Save Creativity." - Pirates of Bollywood, Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Renowned IP Attorney, Author and Professor. Recent entertainment case laws MSOs and local cable operators liable to collect and pay entertainment tax to the government. Responding to the pleas filed by multi-system operators (MSOs) and local cable operators -DEN Networks Ltd, Hathway Cable and Datacom Ltd, IndusInd Media and Communications and SITI Cable Network Ltd., that challenged the levy...

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Sound Recording, Literary & Musical Works and Right to Royalty – Part 2

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As discussed in Part 1 of this post Section 13(4) of the Copyright Act[1] recognizes that there is separate copyright in the underlying musical and literary works which are embodied in a cinematographic film or sound recording[2]. Therefore, underlying works do not lose their existence upon a sound recording being made but remain exclusively mutual[3]. But this question becomes pertinent because the Act grants both authors of the musical & literary work and authors of sound recording the right to communicate their work to public. Parties’ akin radio stations, event management companies and other commercial establishment have time and again questioned...

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DU copyright case – latest development, Pirate Bay, Creative Commons, Batman, Pink Panther and more

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  DU copyright case latest update, Pirate Bay, Creative Commons, Batman, Hello Kitty, Pink Panther, Pokémon and more, presented by the Media & entertainment law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Quote of the Week "We live in a world where value of creativity is measured by commercial success, and copyrights are mere instruments of financial benefit, not creative progress." - Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Renowned IP Attorney, Author and Professor. Copyright Cases Three international publishers decide not to pursue copyright case against Delhi University-based photocopy shop Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Taylor and Francis publishers four-and-half-years ago had started a legal battle against...

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Star Wars’ New Trademark, Timeless Copyright Law Suit, Garfield merchandise and more

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  This weekly update on Copyrights, Media and Entertainment Law is brought to you by the Entertainment Law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India's Premier New Age IP Firm. In this post we bring to you the latest entertainment law news and updates such as the Star Wars franchise's new trademark filing, Garfield merchandise, Shemaroo and Hathway tie-up and more. Quote of the week “There is a Pirate in every one of us.” - Kalyan C. Kankanala, IP attorney & author of the acclaimed copyright law thriller - Pirates of Bollywood. Entertainment Law News and Updates Lucasfilm files trademark for “Star Wars: Rivals” Reports suggest that Lucasfilm, the...

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Rangoon movie, Facebook Licensing, DC Super Hero Girls, Special 301 and more

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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 "Of all the creative work produced by humans anywhere, a tiny fraction has continuing commercial value. For that tiny fraction, the copyright is a crucially important legal device." - Lawrence Lessig Copyright Infringement Case updates Kangana and Rangoon team land in murky waters of copyright infringement Film production company Nadia Movietone Pvt Ltd. has filed a copyright infringement suit against director & producer Vishal Bhardwaj and has sought a stay on the release of his movie 'Rangoon'. The Bombay High Court has...

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Hrithik, Beyonce, Infringement, Bombay High Court

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  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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