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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: US STAMP CASE, YOUTUBE’S NEW COPYRIGHT TOOL, WIPO TREATIES WELCOMED BY BOLLYWOOD AND MORE

Bollywood Industry Welcomes Government move to Join WIPO Treaties, Stamp mistake costs US Postal Service $3.5 million, YouTube launches Copyright Match Tool to check infringement, Merchandising Cloud Introduced by Tech giants. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK Copyright law has got to give up its obsession with 'the copy.' The law should not regulate 'copies' or 'modern reproductions' on their own. It should instead regulate uses--like public distributions of copies of copyrighted work--that connect directly to the economic incentive copyright law was intended to foster.” ― Lawrence Lessig INDIAN COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is an increase of 28.3% in the total number of copyright applications filed this week...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: 2 WIPO TREATIES APPROVED, ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESSING BY COPYRIGHT OFFICE, DANCING BABY COPYRIGHT LAW SUIT, GLOBAL LICENSING DEAL BY TRILLER AND MORE

Copyrights and Entertainment Law News

Union Cabinet approves 2 WIPO treaties, Copyright Office Regarding Electronics Processing of Online Application, European Union Parliament Rejects the controversial copyright law, Oculus will pay $250 million to ZeniMax for copyright infringement, Nats appeal to decrease damages for copyright infringement of 'Eminem-esque', Dancing Baby copyright lawsuit Finally ends, Amazon is Expanding its Merchandise Services, Triller Announces First Global Licensing Deal with Universal Music Group COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK I think if the copyright regime focuses on the people we are supposed to be helping, the artists and creators, and builds a system that gives them the freedom to choose and to...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: KAJAL’S COPYRIGHT CASE, PUBG AND FORTNITE LAW SUIT ENDED, NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT SUED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF LICENSE FEE, PEPPERFRY TO EXPAND HOUSE BRANDS, YOUTUBE EXPANDS CHANNEL MEMBERSHIPS MORE

Copyrights and Entertainment Law News

No Obscenity on Magazine Cover: Kerala High Court, Actress Kajal Agarwal loses copyright case against VVD oil, Canadian Publishers welcome settlement between Laval University and Copibec, PUBG Corp drops suit against Fortnite Creators, Copyright Agency Sues New South Wales state government, Furniture marketplace Pepperfry to expand house brands portfolio, YouTube expands its merchandising, membership options. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK I think intellectual property is more like land, and copyright violation is more like trespass. Even though you don't take anything away from the landowner when you trespass, most people understand and respect the laws that make it illegal. The real crime...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: END TO MEMES, COPYRIGHT BANK, ITHIASA 2 IN TROUBLE, NITISH KUMAR IN COPYRIGHT TROUBLE, MORE CHINESE SPONSORS FOR FIFA AND MORE

Copyrights and Entertainment Law News

Scriptwriter Aneesh Lee Ashok Accuses the Director of Ithiasa 2 for copyright infringement, Supreme Court issues notice to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar in Copyright Infringement Suit, European Parliament puts an end to online Memes -Approved by Legal Affairs committee, Copyright Bank officially launched, First Indian cartoon character to sell merchandise worth Rs 200 crore, Two more Chinese brands on sponsors list for FIFA World Cup 2018. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK Traditional copyright has been that you can't make a full copy of somebody's work without their permission. -Patricia Schroeder INDIAN COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is a significant decrease of 37.35% in the number of...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: THREAT TO RIGHT TO LIBERTY, PIRACY WARNING FOR FIFA WORLD CUP, 2018, AT&T ACQUIRED TIME WARNER, AND MORE

Sony issues piracy warnings ahead of the FIFA World Cup, 2018, to be held at Russia, Maharashtra Class Owners' Association appeals against Textbook Copyright Policy, AT&T announced the successful mega-acquisition of Time Warner at $85 billion, La Liga champions FC Barcelona to form its own company BLM to manage their retail, licensing and merchandising right. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK You will only have copyright in a society that places a very high value on the individual, the individual intellect, the products of individual intellect. – Tim Parks INDIAN COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is a significant increase of 66.53% in the number of copyright applications...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: NO STAY ON KAALA, YOUTUBE MAY BE LIABLE FOR INFRINGEMENT, MANISH MALHOTRA WILL MAKE CANNES DEBUT AND MORE

Copyrights and Entertainment Law News

SC refuses to stay release of Rajinikanth’s movie Kaala over copyright claim, Recorded Music Performance Limited applies for registration as a copyright society, YouTube not a “neutral host provider”, can be held liable for copyright breaches: Vienna Commercial Court, Austria, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s daughter vows action against copyright infringers, marking his debut at Cannes 2018 designer Manish Malhotra to pair up with Magnum ice cream brand for designing a costume for Hollywood style icon Bella Hadid, Toonz Ties up with Yellow Entertainment for multiple animated series. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK Now that copyrights can be just about a century long,...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: SHAHID KAPOOR’S MOVIE AND SONY MUSIC IN SEPARATE COPYRIGHT TROUBLES, CHRISTIAN DIOR SETTLES SUIT, DSM DRAFT RELEASED AND MORE

Indian Copyright Statistics, Shahid Kapoor’s starrer “Batti Gul meter Chalu” encounters copyright infringement charges by Rustom movie Writer, People Tree obtains Favorable Settlement in Copyright Infringement Suit against Christian Dior, Draft of Copyright Directive in Digital Single Market (DSM) released, Walt Disney’s and Disney’s ABC network in troubled waters, Sony Music faces charges for Copyright Infringement by the hall of fame Singer Joel Bosch a.k.a Taino, Green Gold Animation releases an online gaming application based on its upcoming Hanuman Starrer, In a bid to expand its businessScoopWhoop comes up with women’s wear merchandise collection and more, presented by the Copyright...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: SUBRAMANIA’S COPYRIGHTS, CROSS RIVER STATE GOVERNMENT PENALIZED FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, YOUTUBE REMOVES VINCY CONNECT CHANNEL, BIOWORLD ATLANTYCA DEAL AND MORE

Indian Copyright Statistics, The saga of Subramania Bharati’s literary work, Balaji Telefilms retains the intellectual property rights of its new show titled “Dil Hi To Hai” to telecast online on ALT Balaji after being aired on Sony TV, Embedded tweets encounter  a  legal twist, James Arthur faces legal turmoil over Copyright Infringement of an Irish Band Song, Cross River State Government penalized for Copyright Infringement, Vincy Connect Channel gets pulled down by YouTube owing to Reports of Relentless Infringement, Nelvana Enterprises signs New Partners and grows Soft’N Slo Squishies Licensing Program, BioWorld enters into a deal with Atlantyca Entertainment to...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: IP NANI LAUNCHED, PRODUCER VISHAL IN TROUBLE, PIRATED MOVIES WEBSITE BLOCKED IN GERMANY, STAN LEE SUES POW! ENTERTAINMENT, INDIAN LICENSING EXPO 2018 AND MORE

Indian Copyright Statistics, Suresh Prabhu Releases IP Mascot – IP Nani, Famous Tamil Films Producer Vishal in Legal Trouble for Piracy, Website Blocking – A Paradigm Shift, Stan Lee in Legal Turmoil with Company he Co-founded, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) forges an Agreement with DHX-Media, India Licensing Expo – Second Edition, 2018 and more, presented by the Copyright and Entertainment Law Attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK Of all the creative work produced by humans anywhere, a tiny fraction has continuing commercial value. For that tiny fraction, the copyright is a...

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Weekly Copyright News: World Copyright Day, IPRS Distributes Royalties, Monkey Selfie Case, Netflix- Tata Sky Partnership and More Weekly News

  Indian Copyright Statistics, UNESCO Celebrates World Copyright Day, IPRS Distributes Thirteen Crore Rupees in Royalty, Appeal Court Rejects Peta’s Claims in Monkey Selfie Case, Amazon, Netflix and Other Studios Sue Set TV Streaming Service, Netfilx and Tata Sky Signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement and more are presented by the Copyright and Entertainment Law Attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Piracy is robbery with violence, often segueing into murder, rape and kidnapping. It is one of the most frightening crimes in the world. Using the same term to describe a twelve year old swapping music with...

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