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Weekly Copyright News: SC Issues Notice to Govt over Regulation of Online Streaming Services, CBFC Replaces Bottle with Bouquet, SCOTUS Allows Suit Against Apple, Getty Sues ‘Her Campus’, and more

SC Issues Notice to Govt over Regulation of Online Streaming Services, CBFC Replaces Alcohol Bottle with Bouquet and Cuts Violence in John Wick 3, ‘Student of the Year 2’ Leaked on TamilRockers, US Supreme Court Allows Monopoly Suit Against Apple, Adobe Warns Users of Possible Copyright Infringement by Old Cloud Software, Getty Sues Online Magazine ‘Her Campus’ for Copyright Infringement, Eminem Loses Appeal for Enhance Damages in New Zealand, Photographer Sues Ariana Grande for Instagram Post, Google Volunteers in Australia’s Battle Against Piracy, Yeezy Sneakers Finally Receive Copyright Protection, Haas F1 Sponsor to Drop Stag Logo over Copyright Infringement Claim,...

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Weekly Copyright News: HC Denies Statutory License to Wynk for Tips’ Music, SC Refuses to Intervene in EC Bar on Release of Modi Biopic, Endgame Earns USD 2 Billion at Box Office, and more

Bombay HC Denies Statutory License to Wynk for Tips’ Songs, SC Refuses to Intervene in EC Bar on Release of Modi Biopic, DJ Arty sues Marshmello for ‘Happier’, RIAA Obtains Subpoena to De-anonymise Cloudflare Users, Artists Sue Universal Music over Assignment Clause, Facebook Revamps Video Rankings to Promote Original Content, Avengers: Endgame Earns Over USD 2 Billion in 11 days, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Makes Queen Richer Than the Queen, Snap Inc. Partners with Shopify for Advertising, and more. Copyright Quote “You will only have copyright in a society that places a very high value on the individual, the individual intellect, the products of...

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Weekly Copyright News: Spotify Loses Saregama Content, Nora Roberts Sues Author for Plagiarism, Mattel Expands Disney and Pixar Toy Collection, and more

Spotify Removes Saregama Content, MEITy Announces Fintech Awards for Promoting Digital Payments, Nora Roberts Sues Brazilian Author for Copyright Infringement, Mattel Expands Global Licensing Agreements with Disney and Pixar,Bitmax Signs Licensing Agreement with MTonomy, Twitter Inks New Content Deals with ESPN, Viacom and more Copyright Quote "Copyrights do not and cannot trump publicity rights, they are mutually exclusive" - Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 12% in the total number of copyright applications filed for the month of March as compared to the month of February. A total of 1731 applications were filed in the month of April, 2019....

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Super Cassettes Industries v. Myspace Inc and Anr.

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This post was first published on August 6th, 2011. Brief Facts: The Plaintiff - Super Cassettes Industries, is involved in the business of music distribution and film producing. The plaintiff claims to be the owner of several sound recordings, cinematograph films, songs, etc, they also claim to possess 20,000 non-film Hindi songs and 50,000 songs in various regional languages. It is largely dependent on the exploitation of its copyright, as this exploitation benefits the plaintiff monetarily enabling it to carry on its various business activities. The plaintiff claims that exploitation of its copyright is done by granting public performance licenses by it,...

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KYUNKI SAAS BHI KABHI BAHU THI Vs. TIDE- Rights in a Cinematographic Work

This post was first published on October 4th, 2011. Star India Private Limited v. Leo Burnett (India) Private Limited Facts: Star India Pvt. Ltd. (plaintiff) is doing the business of acquiring copyrights in cinematograph films, television serials, programs, and also producing and commissioning the production of television programmes for various television channels. These programs enjoy tremendous popularity amongst viewers in India and abroad. Star India Pvt. Ltd. also had acquired the copyright of famous T.V. serial produced by Balaji Telefilms Pvt. Ltd., named, “KUNKI SAAS BHI KABHI BAHU THI” to create, compose and produce 262 episodes of it and became exclusive owners of...

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India and Right of Publicity

This post was first published on November 13th, 2011.   “Right of Publicity” is a common reference to "Personality rights". It is a right of an individual to control the commercial use of his or her name, image, likeness or identity. It is generally considered a property right as opposed to a personal right. In most of the countries, the Right of Publicity is recognized under statutes. According to John Lock, “the economic value of identity should be allocated to the celebrity individual because the value is primarily the result of the celebrity’s labor”. The unjust enrichment consideration theory treats misappropriation of identity...

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Online Piracy: A Convenient Crime

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This post was first published on March 8th, 2012. Recently a US District Court ordered shut down of the popular file-sharing site www.megaupload.com after the US government accused the site of pocketing more than $175 million by sharing pirated films, books, music and software files. Kim Dotcom, the founder of the site was arrested in New Zealand and his Auckland mansion with a fleet of luxury cars was put on display. The US Government has alleged that the estimated loss to copyright owners and publishers accounts for more than $500 million. It is a startling fact that a single website could generate...

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Weekly Copyright News: Madras HC Lifts TikTok Ban, Complaint Against ‘Mental Hai Kya’, and more

Madras High Court Lifts Ban on TikTok App; Indian Psychiatric Society Files Complaint Against 'Mental Hai Kya'; Piracy Lead to Increase in My Fan Base in China: Aamir Khan; Kalank Leaked on Tamilrockers Soon After Release; US Court: Site Owner Not Vicariously Liable for Developer’s Infringement; Photographer Sues McGarryBowen and Clorox for Copyright Infringement; MTVA to Sue Dutch Political Party for Copyright Infringement; EFF Intervenes in Stream-Ripping Court Battle; Game of Thrones Episode Leaked and Viewed 55 Million Times in 24 Hours Before Release; Bumblebee Movie Helps Boost Hasbro; ‘Spiderman: Far From Home’ Collaborates with Doritos for Worldwide Promotions; Eros...

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Weekly Copyright News: 30 Torrent Sites Blocked, Notices to Makers of Tashkent Files and Dabangg 3, Avengers Playmoji, and more

Delhi High Court Restrains 30 Torrent Sites from Uploading Copyright Content; ‘Tashkent Files’ Maker Gets Legal Notice; Archaeological Society Sends Notice to Dabangg 3 Makers; Tweet Reporting DMCA Takedown Mishandling Gets Take Down Notice, Starz Apologises ; US Court: Wilful Action Required for Copyright Violation; Amazon to Launch Ad-Supported Music Streaming Service to Rival Spotify; Google Collaborates with Marvel Studios to Bring Avengers Endgame Playmoji on Pixel 3; CD Baby Partners with Audible Magic to Spot Copyright Infringement, and more. Copyright Quote I think that the use of copyright is going to change dramatically. Part of it is economics. There is just...

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Weekly Copyright News: EC Issues Notices to TV Channels, Stalls Modi Biopic; Twitter Removes Trump Tweet; GoT Final Season Merchandise, and more

Filmmakers Issue Notice to Sunil Shetty for Interfering in Daughter Athiya’s Film, PVR Approaches SEBI against Screwvala Tweets, EC Issues Notice to Zee TV and &TV for Promoting Govt Schemes, EC Stalls Release of Modi Biopic, Twitter Removes Trump’s Video Citing Copyright Infringement, Rappers TeeFlii and 2 Chainz Face Copyright Infringement Charges, Reddit to Mass Delete Content from Piracy Thread, Vodafone Ireland to Follow ‘Three-Strike’ Policy for Infringers of Copyright, Viacom’s Pluto TV Scores 700 Hours of Content in Latest Deal with BBC Studios, Amazon Looks to Expand Latest Video Streaming Product, Cinepolis Hosts India’s First Movie Marathon, Game of...

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