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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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Script Writer Sues Paramount, Jerry Seinfeld Wins Over Time Barred Infringement Claims, Facebook Blocks Links to The Pirate Bay and more

Script Writer Sues Paramount; Travis Scott Settles Infringement Suit for USD 20 Million; Jerry Seinfeld Wins Over Time Barred Infringement Claims; Facebook Blocks Links to The Pirate Bay; Iranian Music Streaming Site Blurs Out Images of Female Artists; Delhi HC Orders Facebook and Google to Remove MeToo Posts; Bombay HC Provides Relief to IMPAA and more.   International News Script Writer Sues Paramount Joe Carlini, a script writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in a California court against major production house Paramount Pictures, screenwriters and other associated entities.  Carlini has alleged that some ideas in the 2019 movie “What Men Want” were stolen...

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Court Dismisses “Tardigrades” Suit, Infringement of Ms. Pac-Man, IMI Music Report, and more

Court Dismisses “Tardigrades” Suit, Bandai Namco Sues AtGames for Ms. Pac Man Infringement, Italy Investigates Newspaper Piracy on Messaging Services, IMI Releases Digital Music Report 2019, Court Summons Kinjal Dave in Copyright Infringement Suit, TamilRockers Leaks Latest Releases, and more.   International News Court Dismisses “Tardigrades” Suit Video game developer Anas Abdin, the creator of unreleased game “Tardigrades” had filed a copyright infringement suit in a New York Court, against CBS, the producer of the popular series Star Trek. The court has now granted CBS’ motion to dismiss, finding that there were no substantial similarities between Abdin’s video game and the series, Star...

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‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Win for Google, Project Voldemort, Dating Apps at War, and more

IP Privacy and Antitrust News

Start-Up Offers Huge Database of AI-Generated Images, US Copyright Office Denies Registration of Dunhill’s ‘Engine Turn’ Pattern, Patagonia Sues Third-Party Seller for Infringement and Misuse, UK Drug Makers Admit Breaching Anti-Trust Laws, Snap Shares Facebook’s ‘Project Voldemort’ with FTC, Google Wins ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Battle in the EU, Wild Accuses Tinder of Bullying, Facebook Suspends Several Apps for Misusing Data, and more. US Copyright Office Denies Registration of Dunhill’s ‘Engine Turn’ Pattern   The US Copyright Office has refused to grant copyright protection to a fabric pattern created by British men’s wear brand Dunhill, whose application had been previously refused for...

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Court Tosses Claim on Unregistered Copyright, CEOs Demand Federal Privacy Law, Antitrust Probes Against Facebook, Google, Uber, Tencent and Car-Makers, and more

IP Privacy and Antitrust News

IP, Privacy and Antitrust This Week: Audible Files Motion to Dismiss Publishers Suit, Court Rejects Copyright Infringement suit over Gilda Radner Documentary, Tencent Music Shares Fall After Probe into Record Label Ties, Old Antitrust Laws May Hinder Probe into Facebook and Google, DOJ to Probe Automakers’ Emission Deals with California, SC Orders Investigation into Uber Practices, Conservative Party May be Liable for Data Breach, 51 Tech CEOs Demand Federal Data Privacy Law in Open Letter, and more. Audible Files Motion to Dismiss Publishers Suit The Amazon-owned audiobook company, Audible, has filed a motion to dismiss the suit and opposing the application for...

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Dream Girl Loses Iconic Song, Four Jays Calls Apple “Modern Tape Pirate”, and more

Entertainment Law News: Delhi HC Restrains Balaji from Using “Dhagala Lagli” Song, Meesha Shafi Sues Ali Zafar for INR 2 billion, Pailwan, Dream Girl Pirated Online, Four Jays Sues Apple for Unauthorised Use of Music, NMPA Raises Infringement Claims Against Peloton to USD 300 million, and more. National News Delhi HC Restrains Balaji from Using “Dhagala Lagli” Song The Delhi High Court has passed an order restraining Balaji Telefilms from using the famous Marathi song “Dhagali Lagli” in its recent release “Dream Girl”, starring Ayushman Khurana. The suit for copyright infringement and interim injunction was filed by Saregama India Ltd, which owns the...

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Tinder Originals, Big Bang Theory Worth 1 Billion, and more

Licensing and eCommerce News: Tinder Forays into Creating Original Shows, WarnerMedia Buys Rights to Stream ‘The Big Bang Theory’ for USD 1 Billion, MLC Requires USD 66.5 Million Initial Funding, eCommerce Companies Accused of Violating FDI Norms, Deadline to Submit Feedback on Draft eCommerce Guidelines Extended, SoftBank Invests in Latin eCommerce Market, and more. eCommerce News eCommerce Companies Accused of Violating FDI Norms The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has recently stated that Amazon and Flipkart violated the Press Note No.2 of the FDI policy 2018, by hosting festival sales on their respective platforms. According to the FDI policy, e-commerce companies are...

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CASE Act, Publicity Rights Suit Against Facebook and Reddit, and more

Chhichhore Leaked on Tamilrockers, Netflix Faces Third Suit over Fyre Festival Documentary, German News Publisher Sues Google for Non-Payment, Nintendo Seeking Damages from Infringing Website, CASE Act to Ease Financial Burden of Fighting Copyright Theft, US Court Declares Use of Picasso’s Works Fair Use, USD 10 million Right of Publicity Lawsuit Filed Against Facebook and Reddit, Netflix Partners with Dharmatic Entertainment, Spotify Acquires SoundBetter, Disney to Sell Gaming Division and more.   National News Chhichhore Leaked on Tamilrockers The notorious website, Tamilrockers, known for leaking highly anticipated movies and tv shows, irrespective of their language or genre has added Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore, starring Sushant...

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Saaho Plagiarism, Forever21 Sued for Ariana Grande Look-alike, BBC Pays for Privacy Violations, and more

COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is a decrease of 12% in the total number of copyright applications filed for the month of August as compared to the month of July. A total of 1664 applications were filed in the month of August, 2019. The majority of applications were filed for literary works and artistic works. Sl. No Type of Work Number of Application Filed in the Month of July 2019 Number of Application Filed in the Month of August 2019 Change Percentage Change 1 Literary/ Dramatic Work 1099 1024 75 Decrease of 6% 2 Artistic Work 498 511 13 Increase of 2% 3 Cinematograph Work 17 9 8 Decrease of 47% 4 Sound Recording 154 0 154 Decrease of 100% 5 Software 125 120 5 Decrease of 4%   Total 1893 1664 229 Decrease of 12%   Weekly Entertainment Law Updates, by BananaIP Counsels: Director and Artist...

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A Case for Statutory Licensing of Music for Broadcasting

After the Wynk decision of the Bombay High Court, which came to the conclusion that internet broadcasting is not covered under Section 31D of the Copyright Act, the record labels are on  a drive to convince the Government, industry and academics that statutory licensing does not provide fair value to sound recording holders. Their efforts seem to have doubled and tripled after publication of the draft Copyright Rules, 2019, which  proposed to include internet broadcasting within the scope of statutory licensing scheme under Section 31D. Led by the Indian Music Industry, the record labels are arguing that fair value for...

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