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UMG Recordings, Inc. v. Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.

The image is of in flight entertainment where Global Eagle Entertainment was sued for copyright infringement. To read more click here.

IP Kat recently reported a summary judgement granted in a copyright infringement case involving various record companies and music publishers and an in flight entertainment provider. A motion for summary judgment was brought by various record companies and music publishers which included UMG Recordings, Inc. (“UMG”), Capitol Records, LLC (“EMI”) and Universal Music Publishing Group (“UMPG”) alleging copyright infringement of sound recording, copyright infringement of musical compositions, amongst other assertions against the defendant In-flight Productions (IFP) and parent company Global Eagle Entertainment, Inc, a worldwide provider of in-flight entertainment from movies to songs. Plaintiffs, the exclusive copyright owners of works including...

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IP for Start-ups : A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at CII Hyderabad

The following presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at the one day Seminar on ‘IPR Management for Startups in Electronics and ICT Sectors’ on 6th May 2016, in Hyderabad, organized by Andhra Pradesh Technology Development & Promotion Centre (APTDC) of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY). Participants of the seminar included Budding Entrepreneurs, Managers/Executives in Startups and Professionals in various functional areas of Startups such as Research & Development, Marketing, Brand Management, Business Development, Directors, Design, Legal and IP departments who seek to integrate IP strategy into the Business Management...

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I got (NO) power-IPRS restrained from issuing licenses by Delhi HC

The image says NON (non in french) written on a hand painted red. The article is about IPRS non longer being a copyright society. To read more click here.

  Not too long ago, the Delhi High Court meted out a very important decision with respect to the status of IPRS as a copyright society.  The suit was filed by Mrs Chitra Jagjit Singh (Plaintiff), wife of the late artist Mr Jagjit Singh and a popular artist herself, against IPRS (Defendant 1) for wrongfully issuing licenses with respect to her and her late husband’s copyrighted works. It was pleaded by the Plaintiff that IPRS was no longer a copyright society, for which it presented a letter addressed to the Govt. of India by IPRS denying its copyright society status, within the...

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Copyright Pirates! BREIN is coming for you!

The featured image shows the cartoon of a Pirate. This post is about the Pirate bay company being sued for copyright infringement. To read more click here.

  Well we’re all aware how heinous a crime piracy is and how every year the entertainment industry suffers a loss of millions of dollars due to it. For more than a decade anti-piracy organizations have been targeting pirate websites to curb instances of piracy. One such organization is BREIN (Bescherming Rechten Entertainment Industrie Nederland, which roughly translates to association for the Protection of the Rights of the Entertainment Industry of the Netherlands), a Dutch organization which has been an active member of this crusade against piracy. BREIN, known to be the force behind the discontinuation of websites like ShareConnector, is now...

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Providers of free Wi-Fi free from copyright liability

The featured image is of the Free wi-fi symbol as the post is about copyright liability of shop or hotel operators for giving free wi-fi. To read more click here.

  Last Wednesday, IP Kat had reported about an interesting opinion given by the Advocate General Szpunar in the case of Tobias Mc Fadden v Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH, C-484/14 which states that the Operator of a shop, hotel or bar who offers a password free Wi-Fi network are not liable for copyright infringement committed by users of that network. In the instant case Tobias Mc Fadden operated a business of lights and sound systems near Munich that provides a free Wi-Fi network to all customers who visits his office premises. In 2010, Sony filed a petition before the Regional Court,...

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Lionsgate v. Ameritrade: A classic case of copyright claims dressed in TM claims’ clothing

Spoofs have had a long history of getting into trouble. So it’s no surprise that when brokerage giant TD Ameritrade tried to put a cheeky spin on the iconic line “Nobody puts Baby in the corner”, Lionsgate was not so forgiving. We had initially covered the matter , back in July, 2015 when Lionsgate filed an infringement suit against Ameritrade in Los Angeles. Just to jog your memory and for our younger readers, who might not be familiar with the film in question, Dirty Dancing was a 1987 American romantic drama starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Liongate Entertainment Corporation (or Lionsgate) is the Canadian–American entertainment company...

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Copyright Board to be constituted soon……or not so soon?

the image is of the copyright sign as the post is about dispute over the constitution of the copyright board. To read more click here.

The Copyright Board, a quasi-judicial body, is constituted under the provisions of the Copyright (Amendment)Act, 2012 and Copyright Rules , where applicable. The jurisdiction of the Copyright Board extends to the whole of India. The Board under the Act is entrusted with the task of adjudication of disputes pertaining to copyright registration, assignment of copyright, grant of licenses in respect of works withheld from public, unpublished Indian works, production and publication of translations and works for certain specified purposes, determination of rate of royalties payable and other miscellaneous matters instituted before it under the Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012. The Copyright...

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Young Intellectuals: Intellectual Property Insights

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Intellect breeds wisdom, and wisdom begets knowledge. Intellectuals push the boundaries of knowledge and creativity, and with these sharp minds around, the world is always dynamic. Often, a peek into minds of intellectuals gives insight and foresight beyond the ordinary. 'Young Intellectuals' takes a look into minds of select IP Professionals, whose contributions are making more than a noteworthy difference to the progress of science and creative arts. Patents, MNCs, and India Strategy: R. Lakshminarayanan Role of IP/ Patents in Indian Companies: Nilesh Puntambekar Patents in Electronics and Telecommunications Industry: Nitin Nair Pharma Patent Strategy for India: Vinita Radhakrishnan Prosecuting Mechanical and Automotive Patents: Somashekar...

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Ringing Bells and Freedom 251 – Free From All IP Concerns? – Part II

Freedom 251 promotional image. The post is about patent infringment. to read more click here.

  Patents on Mobile Phones Our previous post gave an introduction to the Freedom 251 phone controversy and how it is making waves in the IP quarters.  Now let’s analyze things from the patent perspective. Reports published in January, 2016 indicate that India’s mobile subscriber population has crossed the 1 billion mark and is growing. India also is home for the second largest population in terms of Internet user base, overtaking the US. Statistics as of December, 2015 indicate that out of the 402 million internet users in India, 306 million accesses internet from their mobile devices. Clearly, India is a hot market...

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Copyright Controversy Over Dr. B.R.Ambedkar’s Work

To celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar the Centre wants to re-publish his original collected work of Bhimrao Ambedkar’s “Sampoorn Dandmay” (writings and speeches). However, the Centre’s plans have been dampened by the copyright tussle involving the aforementioned work. The Centre is facing some strict opposition from Prakash Ambedkar, grandson of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar who is the copyright holder and who has refused to allow printing of the original collected works in English. Earlier the Maharashtra government signed an agreement with Prakash Ambedkar to print the collected work of Bhimrao Ambedkar but the said agreement expired in the 1990s....

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