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“Blurred Lines” for American Music Industry after Copyright Controversy

Music Copyright

On March 10, 2015, a panel of eight jurors of a California Federal Court found the artists Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams guilty of copyright infringement in a plagiarism suit filed by the heirs of artist Marvin Gaye, alleging that the 2013 hit “Blurred Lines” by Thicke and Williams was a rip off of Gaye’s 1977 song “Got To Give It Up”. ‘Blurred Lines’, written and performed by Robin Thicke, T I and Pharrell Williams, was released on March 26, 2013 and became an immense hit worldwide, becoming one of the best selling singles of all times. However, it soon became...

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Electronic Frontier Foundation to preserve Software

22) The picture has a large copyright symbol at the center of it. The post is about the copyright holders suing Internet Service Providers for vicarious copyright infringement. Click on the image to read post.

  Since the dawn of internet, the technological development has been exponential, leading to digitisation of almost all possible activities as from tablets and phones to watches, glasses, TVs and even refrigerators become “smarter”. The laws such as Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), enacted to focus on the rise of digital era, are unable to completely match the pace of this development. Recently, the US Copyright Office initiated the sixth triennial rule-making process which has been accepting petitions since then. Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which has played a key role in past triennial rule-making proceedings and has gotten smartphone jailbreaks and...

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Google News closes operations in Spain

Spanish publishers suffer as Google News closes Operations

  A while ago, Google closed its operations in Spain, in response to the new copyright law which has made it mandatory for Google, Yahoo and other news aggregators to pay licensing fee to all news publishers for using their stories or snippets in Google news.    The regulation, expected to come into effect in 2015, will deal with websites that share pirated content. As per the law, Spanish Government will have the authority to penalize websites up to $750,000 for directing links to the pirated content.   Media companies from Anti Google Lobbying Group, AEDE (Association of Editors of Spanish Dailies) which pushed the...

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Copyright and Entertainment Law series posts: 2014

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  Dear Sinapse Readers (entertainment and copyright law enthusiasts), In 2014, the authors of Sinapse got together to bring to its readers analytic data in the form of 'Series' posts. We have put together all the entertainment and copyright law related information for you, so that you're able to assimilate all of it at one go! But don't stop there. Read the whole thing if you want to be thoroughly informed: 1. Licensing & Merchandising in Copyright Law Merchandising is an extension of a brand into new categories. Any merchandise is created by securing license of different Intellectual Properties such as themes, images, songs...

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Copyright Blockbuster 2014

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Dear Readers, The information age brought with it mounds of new perspectives and facts. But is it enough that it's all out there! We do want to be able to know a whole lot by reading very little. So, we bring you a quick look at all the major IP-related happenings of 2014. Copyright Law: 1. CJEU rules – ISP’s can be made to block Illegal Download access As an endorsement to European Union’s anti-piracy policies, the European Court of Justice ruled on March 27th, 2014, that EU Internet Service Providers (ISP) can be forced to block access to copyright infringing websites. The CJEU answered...

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Copyright Regulation to allow private copying; Faces ire of UK Music Industry

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Following the recommendations given in independent report by Professor Ian Hargreaves in 2011, the UK Government had come up with several changes in the copyright law covering aspects of fair dealing for accessible formats for the disabled, research and education, public administration, parody and personal copies for private use. Of these, the regulations allowing personal copies of legally-bought music to be made for private use, under exceptions to the copyright law, are facing strong resistance from the UK music industry. Coming into force on October 1, 2014, the law was one of the two delayed statutory instruments on the matter which...

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Online Piracy, A matter of great concern, As Discussed during the India-US CEO Forum

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The second visit of President Barack Obama to India, the first US President to have visited India twice while in office, clearly highlights the global partnership between the two nations in the task of strengthening economies and strong democracies. Referring to said partnership, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that the partnership assumes great relevance in the digital age. In this age of modern digital technology, an issue that has been nagging the industrial sector, particularly the Entertainment Industry, is online movie piracy. The Motion Picture Association (MPA), in its latest report on movie piracy, has listed India as one among the...

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Pirates of Bollywood on Copyright Infringement

  Here's a sneak peak (possible spoiler) at what Pirates of Bollywood brings to its readers in its court arguments on copyright infringement.. Alluring, isn't it? Read on then.   Pirates of Bollywood - Court Arguments on Copyright Infringement- An Excerpt (Chapter 59)   Sipping on her coffee, Justice Somaiya said, “Counsels, let us start the rebuttals session. As I indicated earlier, we will not be following the standard procedure, and I will interrupt only, if and when, things get out of control.” The unique rebuttal process was new to Arjun, but Vachaspati, having argued before Justice Somaiya several times before, was well aware of the...

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Weekly IP Warm-UP!

GOOGLE V. SPAIN – SPANISH PUBLISHERS SUFFER AS GOOGLE NEWS CLOSES OPERATIONS

A new Copyright law which has made it mandatory for Google, Yahoo and other news aggregators to pay licensing fee to all news publishers for using their stories or snippets in Google News, results in Google cutting its operations in Spain. However, the regulation allowed publishers to opt in to Google’s index, and prevent Google from paying licensing fee.

COPYRIGHT REGULATION TO ALLOW PRIVATE COPYING; TO FACE IRE OF UK MUSIC INDUSTRY

In UK, music can be legally copied to a private system but a strong resistance was noticed from the UK music industry. The law came into force on October 1, 2015.

Pirate’s Share: Piracy is Not Music to Many Ears

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  The revenues from digital formats of music, as per an article published by RIAA, was about US$ 4.4B in 2013, and is growing at a exponential rate. The evolution of novel modes and means of digital exploitation has opened doors to music creators and owners across the world, as well as pirates. With more than 500 record labels releasing recordings in more than 20 languages, the music business in India is not only very large, but also diverse. The share of digital music revenues is estimated to be more than 90% and is expected to touch INR 18B in 2015. Despite the increasing...

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