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Weekly Copyright News: Fan’s Facebook Page is Back, PIL Filed Against Kedarnath, Fox News Wins Copyright Suit, Tatasky New Partner and More

Weekly Copyright News Updates - Intellepedia

Ilaiyaraja Threatens Legal Action for Non-Payment of Royalties, Fan’s Facebook Account Reactivated After BCCI Copyright Row, Another PIL Filed Against Kedarnath for Hurting ‘Hindu Sentiments’, Qatar Requests WTO Proceedings Against Saudi Arabia’s IP Violations, Gayle Awarded AUD 300,000 In Defamation Claim Against Fairfax Media, Russian IP Courts Set to Use First Intellectual Property Blockchain, Fox News Wins Copyright Suit Against Monitoring Service TVEyes, Clothing Brand Fashion Nova Slapped with Copyright Infringement Suit, Etsy and Seller Sued for Copyright Violation, Netflix Pays Warner USD 100 Million to Keep ‘Friends’, US-based Cinedigm Acquires ComicBlitz, Partners with China International TV Corp, Tata Sky...

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Copyright Infringement: Bharat Law House vs. Wadhwa

First Publication Date: 13th June 2010 Supreme Court vacated Interim Application passed in favor of plaintiff and also allowed the IA in favor of defendants. This case is a hearing of interim application before Supreme Court while main suit was pending for trial. Case Facts Well-known authors Ratanlal and Dhirajlal wrote books on IPC, CrPC, Evidence Act, Torts, Law of Crimes and Bombay Criminal Cases. All these six books were assigned to the defendants by Mrs. Mary. Later, assignor and the defendants had a legal dispute which was finally settled by a compromise decree in court. As per decree, defendants were entitled to assignment of 4 books out of...

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Weekly Copyright News: Akshay Kumar’s Upcoming Film in Trouble, Australia’s Copyright Amendment Bill 2018, 2.0 Filter on Facebook, Spotify to Launch in India, Shutterstock Team-up with Greenlight and More

Weekly Copyright News Updates - Intellepedia

Telcos Petition Censor Board to Suspend Release of 2.0, Copyright Infringement Suit Halts Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal, Cinefil Applies for Registration as Copyright Society, Warner Bros. Settle Sabrina Infringement with Satanic Temple, Australia’s Copyright Amendment Bill 2018 Expands Piracy Laws, Malaysian Developer Sues Fox and Disney, Akshay Kumar Releases Special 2.0 Filter on Facebook, Spotify to Launch in India in the Next six Months, Shutterstock Simplifies Photo Licensing, Discover Media Lab Expands International Partnerships. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK Monitoring and taking down infringing digital content is the key to internet/digital licensing success. -Dr. Kalyan C Kankanala INDIAN COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is a decrease...

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Who’s Intellect? Who’s Property?

This post was frst published on March 16, 2010. Contributed by Prof . Madabhushi Sridhar The print media comprises of newspapers, books both fiction and non-fiction. The copyright law regulating rights over economic benefits of ‘owners’ of electronic media are totally different in its impact compared to that of authors in print media. Electronic media refers to TV, radio, music album publishers, Internet, or online publishers, compute programme writing industry, etc. In electronic media, the investments are high, production process is complicated and involves rights of writers, performers, technicians, directors, helpers and producer besides distribution agents. When the property is changing hands...

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Copyright: Public Domain in Copyright Regime: Facilitating Right to Know

This post was first published on March 16, 2010. Contributed by Professor Madabhushi Sridhar The interface between the right to know and limited monopoly over creative expressions to the authentic owner represent conflicts of interests. Proprietorial concerns on one hand and the social interests on the other need to be reconciled in almost every area where individual rights conflict with social concerns. If the copyright is considered as an extension of the right of speech and expression, it contradicts another fundamental right, i.e., right to know which was read into right to life under article 21. Recently the right to education, in...

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Copyright: Copyright Limitations on Media Freedom

This post was first published on March 12, 2010. Contributed by Professor Sridhar Madabhushi The newspaper you read this morning, the TV channel you watched this evening, the movie you saw last week, the computer software you use to write a letter, the music you listen to in your system, they are all copyrighted. There is a paradigm shift from viewing copyright as a monopoly that the public is willing to tolerate in order to encourage innovation and creation of news works to viewing copyright as a significant asset to country’s economy[1]. Nothing can be more properly described as a man’s property...

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Weekly Copyright News: Publication of Bare Acts Not Infringement, Cinematograph Act Amendments, No Copyright For Taste, and More

Weekly Copyright News Updates - Intellepedia

Copyright Quote “Is settling with the pirate a new option to manage/control large-scale copyright infringement? Isn’t joining hands with pirates the wrong precedent?” Dr. Kalyan C Kankanala Copyright Statistics There is a decrease of 62% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week. A total of 146 applications were filed for copyright registration during the last week. The majority of applications were filed for literary works and artistic works. S. No Type of Work Number of Applications filed in the Previous Week (29th October 2018 to 04th November, 2018) Number of Applications filed in the Recent Week (05th  November  2018 to 11th November,...

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Circumventing Around Anti-circumvention Law

This post was first published on May 6, 2010. Copyright law protects works of authorship by granting a bundle of rights. The rights of an author with respect to a work extend to the expression of the work in any manner including in digital or electronic form. Though works in digital form provide great advantages to the copyright owner by reducing the cost and effort of reproduction and distribution, safeguarding unauthorized copying and transfer of the work is very challenging. In order to avoid use of works by a third party without permission, most copyright owners use technological measures such as encryption,...

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Weekly Copyright News: Sarkar in Copyright Trouble, ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ Leaked, China Bans Many Karaoke Songs, Harry Potter Themed Event, Google Partners with Sephora and more

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‘Sarkar’ Accused of Copyright Infringement, 'Thugs of Hindostan' Leaked, China Bans More Than 6,000 Karaoke Songs, Rihanna Sends Notice to Trump for Unauthorised Use of Music, Treats for Fans of the Harry Potter Wizarding World, Google Ropes Sephora Into Home Hub Partnership COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “I believe in copyright, within limited precincts. But I also believe in fair use, public domain, and especially transformation” -David Shields INDIAN COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is an increase of 35% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week. A total of 380 applications were filed for copyright registration during the...

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WAIVING MORAL RIGHTS CAN BE MORAL

First Publication Date: 13th January 2010 Professor Anil's post inspired me to research into alienability and waivability of moral rights under national laws. I noted that national laws of civil law countries such as France, Spain, Italy and Germany expressly restrict transfer and waiver of moral rights and national laws of common law countries such as UK and Canada permit their transfer and Waiver. If we look at the international instruments such as Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works which under Article 6Bis also recognizes the moral rights of an author but is silent on the right...

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