Copyrights

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‘Fair Use’ – Professors versus Publishers

  In a recent judgment, A U.S. Court ruled in favor of Georgia State University’s professors’ using excerpts of published works for the purpose of education. The case primarily rules in favor of the professors and the university on the issue of Copyright Infringement. The case involved Georgia State University on the defending side and three major publishing companies namely, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and SAGE publications as the plaintiffs who had collectively filed around 74 copyright infringement claims against…

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Indian Performing Rights Society v. Eastern Indian Motion Pictures Ltd.

Citation: AIR 1977 SC 1443, (1977) 2 SCC 820, [1977] 3 SCR 206 Facts: This is a dispute that broke out in a matter involving rights over Indian literary and music works for which the copyright subsides in India. Parties to the dispute were the Indian performing right society and the cinematograph exhibitors association of India. IPRS incorporated on 23/08/1969 in the state of Maharashtra governed by copyright Act 1957 has the authority for issuing licenses for performance in public of all…

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