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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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eCommerce and Licensing News: Govt Relaxes FDI Norms for Single Brand Retail, Ali Express Opens Brick and Mortar Store in Spain, Google Launches Video Game Streaming, and more

Govt to Make E-commerce Guidelines Mandatory, Govt Relaxes FDI Norms for Single-Brand Retail, Ali Express Opens Brick and Mortar Store in Spain, Flipkart Inks Management Deal with Nautica, Google Launches Video Game Streaming Service, Hasbro to Acquire EOne for USD 4 Billion, Disney’s Aladdin and Lion King Video Games to be Upgraded, and more. E-Commerce Law News   Govt to Make E-commerce Guidelines Mandatory Ram Vilas Paswan, the minister for consumer affairs, has recently confirmed that in order to protect the interest of the consumers, the new Draft Guidelines for e-Commerce firms will be made mandatory under the new Consumer Protection Act and stringent...

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Court Gives ‘Mission Mangal’ the Green Signal, Copyright Infringement Suits against P&G and Lady Gaga, Amazon to Acquire Stake in Future Retail, and more

Copyright and Entertainment Laws News

‘Mission Mangal’ Gets Green Signal from Bombay High Court, Modi Government Plans to Ask YouTube to Pull Down Trailer of ‘Lynch Nation’, Upcoming Bollywood Release Batla House Faces Legal Trouble, RIAA Finds Widespread Infringement Through Online Retailers, Composer Sues P&G for Use of Whistle Tune in Old Spice Ads, Singer Accuses Lady Gaga of Copying Award-Winning Hit 'Shallow', Columbia University Sues for Ownership of Encyclopedia Iranica, Bundesliga and Athletia Partner Up to Tackle Piracy, Amazon to Acquire Stake in Future Retail, Alibaba Aims to Acquire NetEase’s E-Commerce Arm Kaola, Amazon Launches Marketplace Appstore for Sellers, and more. NATIONAL NEWS ‘Mission Mangal’ Gets...

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Twitch Bans Gamers for Streaming a Copyrighted Debate, Flipkart Enters the Video Streaming Market, Karigar Store-Latest Addition on the Amazon Website and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Laws News

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is All Set to Monitor Digital Media; US Senate Judiciary Committee approves the Small-Claims Copyright Bill (CASE Act); Twitch Bans Gamers for Streaming a Copyrighted Debate; Flipkart Enters the Video Streaming Market; Facebook to Launch a Dedicated News Section; Karigar Store-Latest Addition on the Amazon Website; Fed-Ex Ends Partnership with Amazon and more. NATIONAL The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is All Set to Monitor Digital Media For the purpose of monitoring the media better, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry issued a notification on 7th August 2019, declaring that it is on the hunt for an agency for compiling...

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Making Institutional Research Count

Intellectual Property

This post was first published on 25th July, 2013.   Public Funded Research Institutions and educational institutions in India have begun to realise the importance of commercialising their Intellectual Property, a phenomenon that was long overdue. While a large number of these institutions are yet to be woken up to the trend, those that have tasted success are willing to explore further in order to push their returns northwards. Commercialising intellectual properties of research institutions has obvious benefits: when returns grow up in proportion to the research investments, institutes will feel little need to look elsewhere for funds; commercialisation is the most convenient...

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OSS License Compliance – Source Code Not Enough

  This post was first published on 17th January 2011.   Open Source Software adoption has taken a large stride in 2010. and so did enforcement of OSS licenses. Software Freedom Law Center has been taking the lead by filing suits against GPL violations. Despite the increasing number of OSS suits, none has till date gone the full distance. The cases are generally settled through compliance, withdrawal and/or payment of compensation.The recent withdrawal of an Open Source Software after alleged violation of GNU General Public License (GPL) by Apple elucidates that making source code available is not sufficient for OSS License compliance. The...

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Gigi Hadid Claims Copyright, Disney to Re-Release ‘Avengers: Endgame’, and more

  Kabir Singh and Toy Story 4 Leaked on TamilRockers, Kerala HC Permits Screening of Patwardhan’s ‘Reason’ at Film Festival, Mumbai Doctor Writes to Maharashtra Health Minister Against ‘Kabir Singh’, Gigi Hadid Responds to Copyright Infringement Suit with Ownership Claim, Prenda Copyright Mastermind Sentenced to Prison, Artist's Widow Loses Copyright Suit Against Beer Company, Gibson Urges Guitarists to Become Whistleblowers, Apple Responds to Spotify’s Anti-Competitive Claims in EU, US Companies Resume Selling Products to Huawei, Disney to Re-Release ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ASOS Launches ‘Virtual Catwalk’, Altitude Sports Extends E-Commerce Platform, Telangana Now Houses Largest Amazon Delivery Centre and more.   Indian News   Kabir Singh and...

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Court Order Blocks 76 Websites, Xiaomi Fires Infringing Employee, Former Snap Exec Launches Verishop, and more

Copyright and Entertainment Laws News

  Ranveer Singh Receives Infringement Notice from Brock Lesnar, Village Roadshow Wins Order to Block 76 Piracy Websites, VidAngel to Pay USD 62 million for Copyright Infringement, Genius Accuses Google of Copyright Infringement of Lyrics, Court Upholds University’s Claim of Immunity Against Copyright Infringement, Premier League Tops List of UK Copyright Suits, Twitch Sues to Identify Uploaders of Christchurch Shooting Videos, Niantic Sues Global++ for Hacked Versions of Games games, Xiaomi Fires Employee Accused of Infringement, Netflix Attempts to Introduce New Revenue Streams, Spotify Announces Your Daily Drive Playlist for the Road, Former Snap Exec Imran Khan Launches Verishop, Lazada’s Organises...

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Delhi HC Orders Against Unauthorized Broadcast of World Cup 2019, La Liga App Fined for Spying on Users, Amazon Invests INR 2800 Cr in India, and more

Copyright and Entertainment Laws News

Delhi HC Passes Order Against Unauthorized Broadcast of World Cup 2019; Madras HC Issues Interim Injunction Against Kolaiyuthir Kaalam; Karnataka Police Arrests Two Men for Abusive Video against Deve Gowda’s Family; Alex Jones Settles Suit with ‘Pepe the Frog’ Creator for USD 15,000; Lego Sues Lakeshore Learning for Infringement; US DOJ to Review Performance Rights Licensing Agreements; Spanish Football League App Fined for Spying on Users; Virat Kohli the Only Indian in Forbes’ 2019 List of Highest-paid Athletes; Aditya Birla Fashion Acquires Online Fashion Platform Jaypore ; Salman Khan Hike Stickers Launched for Salman Khan Film Bharat; Amazon Invests INR...

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Madras HC Prohibits Unauthorised Use of Ilaiyaraja’s Songs; DIPP Releases Draft Copyright (Amendment) Rules, Blackbeard Video Dispute Before SCOTUS, and more

Copyright and Entertainment Laws News

Madras HC Prohibits Unauthorised Use of Ilaiyaraja’s Songs; DIPP Releases Draft Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2019; Bharat Leaked Online by Tamilrockers; Kawhi Leonard Sues Nike for Copyright Infringement; SCOTUS to Hear Copyright Dispute over Blackbeard Footage; Kanye West and Kid Cudi Claim Sampling is Fair Use; The Penny Hoarder Sues the Smart Wallet; Nickelodeon to Make Baby Shark Animated Series; YouTube Begins Disallowing Younger Minors from Live Streaming; ICC Partners with Social Media to Digitally Connect with Fans, and more. Copyright Quote "The Ilayaraja Judgment is very good news for authors of creative works in the film industry. It opens new licensing and...

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