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Copyright: Copyright Amendment Bill 2010- A Mixed Platter for Cinematographic Films

Cinematographic films seem to be one of the focal points of The Copyright Amendment Bill, 2010. A lot of important changes have been brought about with respect to Cinematographic Films which will result in a sea change in the way Cinematographic Films are looked at right from the ownership perspective to the applicability of exhaustion principle (summary of changes). But any amendment introduced comes with its own set of blacks and whites and this amendment bill is no exception.One change that will definitely receive accolades from the directors fraternity is the recognition of joint authorship of the producer and principal...

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Copyright: Salient Features of the Copyright Amendment Bill, 2010

Salient features of the 2012 copyright amendment bill The important amendments proposed in the Bill can broadly be classified into: A. Modifications with respect to Cinematographic works and Sound Recordings; B. Exceptions to copyright infringement; C. Digital Rights Management provisions; D. Statutory license for cover versions; E. Statutory license for broadcasting; and F. Other important provisions. A. Modifications with respect to Cinematographic works and Sound Recordings a. Principal Director in a cinematographic work and Producer of a sound recording are proposed to be made authors within the modified definition of "author "under section 2(d). The principal director and producer are proposed under the Bill to be joint...

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Recently 5 law suits are filed in Washington D.C. Federal Court for copyright infringement against 20,000 torrent downloader by US Copyright group for illegal download of movie Steam Experiment, Far Cry, Uncross the Stars, Gray Man and Call of the wild 3D . Further another 5 law suits targeting 30,000 such real time downloader are contemplated by them. The law suits are filed on behalf of the independent film producers with the encouragement of the Independent Film & Television Alliance. The US Copyright group has taken the services of a Germany based company named Guardaley IT who has developed a software...

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The image is a poster of the movie Avatar. The post of about the various infringement suits brought against the makers of the movie. Click on image to view post.

    After the disappointing results of “Avatar” in Oscar, now the movie has come into controversy for copyright infringement.         On one side, the Chinese Science fiction writer Zhou Shaomou filed a lawsuit at People's Court of Beijing for copyright infringement. Allegedly the movie is 80% copy from his novel named “Tale of the Blue Crows” which was written by him in 1997. He has stated that in his novel the story line was that 6 astronauts travelled to a distant planet and met with blue-skinned creatures inhibited on that planet. According to the author, the alien landscape, events and characters portrayed in...

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Copyright: Aamir Khan’s resignation spurs an interesting copyright debate

Contributed by Sarthak Saran 17/Feb/2010 - Aamir Khan's resignation from the ten member panel constituted by the Government of India to review the amendments proposed to the Copyright Act has initiated a welcome discussion with respect to copyright ownership of creative works in movies. The Copyright Act provides that a producer of a movie would be copyright owner of a work created for him by a person if valuable consideration is paid to the author in the absence of a contract to the contrary. The relevant provision of the Copyright Act is provided hereunder: "17. Subject to the provisions of this Act,...

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Copyright: Indian Authors oppose Google’s proposed Google Book Settlement Version 2

The fate of many Indian authors, who have opposed the proposed Google Book Settlement Version 2 (GBS 2.0) agreement submitted by Google in US Court in November last year, will be decided on February 18th, 2010. The dispute in question involves the Google's Library Project announced in 2004 by Google, through which Google had entered into agreements with several libraries to digitize the books. As a result of which, several authors  brought suit against Google for infringement of their copyrights by digitizing their books without obtaining the permission. In response to the action taken by the authors to prevent the Google...

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