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Amitabh Bachchan’s Film Accused of Copyright Infringement, IPRS files FIR Against YRF, Madhubala’s Biopic by Imtiaz Ali Put on Hold and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Amitabh Bachchan’s Film Accused of Copyright Infringement; Supreme Faces Copyright Infringement Suit Over Camo Print; Nirvana Files Copyright Infringement Suit Against Marc Jacobs; IPRS files FIR Against YRF for Allegedly Duping Artists and Musicians; Jay Z Settles Copyright Infringement Lawsuit; Taylor Swift’s Former Label No Longer Blocking Her Live Performances; Madhubala’s Biopic by Imtiaz Ali Put on Hold and more. INTERNATIONAL NEWS Supreme Faces Copyright Infringement Suit Over Camo Print Supreme, the American designer clothing, is being sued for allegedly using a copyrighted camouflage print on a range of its clothing apparel. According to the complaint, filed by Montana-based fashion company ASAT Outdoors,...

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Netflix Wins Suit Against Pablo Escobar’s Girlfriend, New Hollywood Film to Digitally Recreate Late Actor James Dean, Ariana Grande’s $10 Million Suit Put on Hold and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Netflix Wins Suit Against Pablo Escobar’s Girlfriend; James Dean to be Brought Back from the Dead; Internet Service Providers Liable for Illegal Uploads and Downloads; Singapore Retailer Jailed over Devices Illegally Streaming Premier League Matches; Ariana Grande’s $10 Million Fight Against Forever 21 Paused; Chanel West Coast Sued by Sharon Stone Over “Sharon Stoned”; Tencent Wins Copyright Infringement Suit Against NetEase and more. Netflix Wins Suit Against Pablo Escobar’s Girlfriend Virginia Vallejo, the Columbian author, whose character was famously portrayed on the Netflix crime drama series chronicling the life of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, has lost a copyright suit against Netflix...

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Openload and Streamango Shut Down Due to Piracy, UK High Court Holds TuneIn Liable for Unauthorised Rebroadcasting, Biopic on Late Politician Jayalalitha Receives Court Notice, and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Spinal Tap Creators and Vivendi Settle Legal Dispute; Openload and Streamango Shut Down Due to Piracy; UK High Court Holds TuneIn Liable for Unauthorised Rebroadcasting; Maserati Pulls Out of Taiwan Film Awards; US Copyright Office Releases New Informative Videos on YouTube; ‘Rustom’ Writer Sued for Allegedly Hurting Catholic Sentiments; Fresh Legal Hassles for Ayushmann Khurrana’s ‘Bala’; Bollywood Producer Sues Team Behind ‘Mere Dad ki Dulhan’ TV Show; Biopic on Late Politician Jayalalitha Receives Court Notice; and more.   International Copyright and Entertainment Law News 'Spinal Tap' Creators Settle Legal Dispute with Vivendi  The creators of rock music mock documentary 'This is Spinal Tap', Harry...

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Universal Music Signs Robbie Williams, China to Surpass US Box Office by 2020, Flipkart Launches Streaming Stick to Compete with Amazon and more

E commerce and Licensing

Universal Music Signs Robbie Williams; Sony Music Partners with The Onion for Satirical Podcasts; China to Surpass US Box Office by 2020; Disney+ to Run Starz Ads for Film Streaming Rights; Flipkart Launches Streaming Stick to Compete with Amazon; Katy Perry's New Song Benefits Harley-Davidson; United Airlines to Fly Star Wars Themed Aircraft; United Airlines and Brand USA Sign Global Sponsorship Agreement; Fukrey Boyzzz Appoint BWO as Licensing and Merchandising Partner; CCI Urges eCommerce Platforms to be Transparent; and more.   Universal Music Signs Robbie Williams Universal Music Publishing Group (UPMG) has signed a global administration deal with Robbie Williams’ publishing company, Farrell...

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Copyright Applications Up by 22%

COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is an increase of 22% in the total number of copyright applications filed for the month of October as compared to the month of September. A total of 1636 applications were filed in the month of September, 2019. The majority of applications were filed for literary works and artistic works.   Sl. No Type of Work Number of Applications Filed in the Month of September 2019 Number of Applications Filed in the Month of October 2019 Change Percentage Change 1 Literary/ Dramatic Work 845   969   124 Increase of 14% 2 Artistic Work 586   394   192 Decrease of 0.32% 3 Cinematograph Work 21   11   10 Decrease of 0.47% 4 Sound Recording 50   116   66 Increase of 132% 5 Software 119   146   27 Increase of 22%   Total 1621   1636   15 Increase of 22%   Authored and compiled by Neharika Vhatkar (Associate, BananaIP Counsels) The Copyright Statistics...

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Premier League weary of Illegal Streaming of Football Matches, Netflix Continues Battle Against Fox, Johnny Depp Wins Malpractice Suit and more

Premier League weary of Illegal Streaming of Football Matches; Photo Agency Sues Katy Perry for Infringing Picture; Copyright Infringement Suit Against Taylor Swift Returns; Netflix Continues Battle Against Fox; Johnny Depp Wins Malpractice Suit; Tamilrockers leak a Stream of Bollywood Films online; Sunny Leone accused of Plagiarism; FIR Filed Against Aaj Tak over Ayodhya Case and more. INTERNATIONAL NEWS Premier League weary of Illegal Streaming of Football Matches In a recent study conducted by Online Betting Guide (OLBG), a sports betting website, it was found that a large number of UK football fans access unofficial internet streams to watch football matches. This is...

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Case Brief: YRF v Sri Sai Ganesh Productions

Yash Raj Films Pvt Ltd (Plaintiff) v. Sri Sai Ganesh Productions and Ors. (Defendants) Decided on 8 July 2019 by the High Court at New Delhi CS (COMM) 1329/2016 Introduction This is a suit for copyright infringement of the movie Band Baja Baarat produced by Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd. by a Telegu movie named Jabardasth produced by Sri Sai Ganesh Productions. The Telegu film was made without taking permission or any rights from the original film’s producers. Yash Raj Films (the ‘plaintiff’) sued Sri Sai Ganesh Productions, the director and the distributor of the Telegu film (collectively referred as the ‘defendants’) which led...

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YouTube Wins Against Copyright Troll, Queen Complaint Gets Another Trump Video Off Twitter, Katy Perry Appeals Copyright Infringement Judgement and more

YouTube Wins Against Copyright Troll; Queen Complaint Gets Another Trump Video Off Twitter; Katy Perry Appeals Copyright Infringement Judgement; Vietnam Bans the Film ‘Abominable’; Ujda Chaman and Bala Lock Horns at the Box Office; Sajid Khan Sends Notice for Not Getting Credit; Joker Leaked on Tamilrockers and more. International News YouTube Wins Against Copyright Troll YouTube has recently settled a matter against troll named Christopher Brady, who was accused of issuing false notices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).  The lawsuit against Brady was filed in August of this year, after YouTube found that he targeted Minecraft and gaming creators "Kenzo" and "ObbyRaidz"...

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CommScope Sues Rosenberger to Protect Trade Secrets, Tencent Lifts NBA Broadcast Ban, California Bans New Fur Products and more

DPIIT Launches IPR Platform for Startups; CommScope Sues Rosenberger to Protect Trade Secrets; Tencent Lifts NBA Broadcast Ban; California Bans New Fur Products; US Court Finds UPL Guilty of Stealing SmartFresh Trade Secrets; Brydge Sues Kickstarter for Selling iPad Keyboard Clone; Photographer Sues Law Firm for Using Copyrighted Photograph; Judge Allows Part of WTC Infringement Suit to Proceed; Facebook Complies, but Google Resists Delhi HC Orders; Prime Match Reschedule Irks Football Fans and more. DPIIT Launches IPR Platform for Startups The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade's (DPIIT) Cell for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Promotion and Management (CIPAM)-(DPIIT) in collaboration...

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Copyright Statistics

COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is a decrease of 3% in the total number of copyright applications filed for the month of September as compared to the month of August. A total of 1621 applications were filed in the month of September, 2019. The majority of applications were filed for literary works and artistic works. Sl. No Type of Work Number of Applications Filed in the Month of August 2019 Number of Applications Filed in the Month of September 2019 Change Percentage Change 1 Literary/ Dramatic Work 1024 845 179 Decrease of 17% 2 Artistic Work 511 586 75 Increase of 14% 3 Cinematograph Work 9 21 12 Increase of 133% 4 Sound Recording 0 50 50 Increase of 50% 5 Software 120 119 1 Negligible change   Total 1664 1621 43 Decrease of 3%   Authored and compiled by Neharika Vhatkar (Associate, BananaIP Counsels) The Copyright Statistics...

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