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Gramophone Company of India Ltd. vs. Birendra Bahadur Pandey and Ors., 1984 AIR 667

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First Publication Date: 24th July 2008 CASE FACTS: Gramophone Company of India Limited is the owner of copyright in the recordings of performing artists to whom it pays royalties. The company learnt of the arrival of a consignment of pirated copies of these recordings at Calcutta. The same were being transported from Singapore to Nepal through India. Action was initiated against the consignee for violation of Gramophone India’s copyright. CASE HISTORY: Gramophone India sought action from the Registrar of Copyrights to curb the circulation/import of the pirated recordings. When the Registrar failed to take necessary action, the company filed a writ petition, seeking a...

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Planning the right privacy policy for you and your visitors

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First Publication Date: 4th February 2008 Over the past few months, demands for increased privacy regulation have taken center stage as increasingly private transactions move to the Internet. According to The New York Times, the Clinton Administration plans to impose privacy regulations on health care information in the waning weeks of his presidential term. Companies are faced with renewed pressure to update privacy policies as tracking technologies change and consumer concern grows. Privacy policies are not generic and must be tailored to the industry and to the activities promoted at the Web site. Nonetheless, there are certain basic principles that all policies...

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Weekly Copyright News: Obscenity in Web Series, Notice Against Swiggy, Copyright Infringement of PS4, Mega Man Movie and More

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Bombay High Court Issues Notice to I&B Ministry About Unregulated Obscenity in Web Series, Prithvi Shaw's Management Agency Claims INR 1 Crore from Freecharge and Swiggy, Court Rejects Raymond Chairman Gautam Singhania's Application Seeking Injunction Against a Book His Father is Writing, Sony Sues Individual for Copyright Infringement of PS4, Court Denies Spotify’s Request to Dismiss a $321 Million Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, Video Game Franchise Mega Man Being Made into Live Action Movie, DistroKid Receives Silversmith Capital Funding. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “The right to be attributed as an author of a work is not merely a copyright, it is every...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: DELHI HIGH COURT STAYS SALE OF BOOK ON RAMDEV, NEW TRIAL IN LED ZEPPELIN’S COPYRIGHT SUIT, PUBLISHERS BATTLE AGAINST RESEARCH GATE, CHARLIE CHAPLIN MERCHANDISING IN INDIA AND MORE

Copyrights and Entertainment Law News

Delhi HC Stays Sale of Book on Ramdev Until ‘Defamatory’ Parts Are Removed, Amazon Sued for Copyright Infringement by the Estate of Mendieta, Lisa Curry’s Daughter Demands Apology from Magazines after Copyright Breach, New Trial Ordered in Led Zeppelin 'Stairway to Heaven' Copyright Suit, Publishers Escalate Legal Battle Against Research Gate, Indian Company Gets Licensing, Merchandising Rights of Charlie Chaplin, Angry Birds Bolsters Licensing Ahead of Sequel, Tom Skerritt’s “Heyou” Media to Partner with Terry Rossio and Chamaeleon Productions on Comedy Series, “Turbo Dates”. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK The Copyright Bargain is a balance between protection for the artist and rights...

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ARE KAJAL AGRAWAL’S PUBLICITY RIGHTS SUBSERVIENT TO COPYRIGHTS?

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On 25th June, 2018, the Madras High Court (Division Bench) delivered a judgment   in the case between Kajal Agrawal ("Kajal") and VVD and Sons ("VVD"). After analyzing an unsigned agreement between the parties in association with provisions of the Copyright Act, the Court effectively held that VVD is the owner of the copyright in the 'coconut oil' endorsement video of Kajal, and that it has the right to communicate the endorsement video to the public during the term of copyright without any restrictions. In other words, the Court stated that Kajal does not have any control of her endorsement video...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: SAAMY SQUARE FALLS PREY TO PIRACY, URVASHI RAUTELA’S APOLOGY, DEVELOPMENT IN SOLID OAK V. TAKE-TWO CASE, UNOFFICIAL MARIO KART, ARTIST CAN DIRECTLY UPLOAD SONGS ON SPOTIFY, WARNER MUSIC ACQUIRES EMP AND MORE

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Vikram and Aishwarya Rajesh's Film ‘Saamy Square” Falls Prey to Piracy, Actress Urvashi Rautela Apologises for Copying Gigi Hadid’s Instagram Caption, Simphiwe Majola Accuses Urban Brew of TV Show Copyright Infringement, Solid Oak Asks Court to Dismiss Take-Two’s Summary Judgement Request against LeBron James, Nintando Wins Copyright Suit Against Unofficial Mario Kart, Artist Sues Country Singer for Use of Mural in Music Video, Montana Photographer Sues Netflix for Copyright Infringement, Spotify to Allow Artists to Directly Upload Their Songs, Warner Music Acquires EMP Merchandising COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Of all the creative work produced by humans anywhere, a tiny fraction has...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: MUMBAI UNIVERSITY’S ANTI-PLAGIARISM GUIDELINES, MUSIC MODERNISATION ACT, EROS PARTNERS WITH IQIYI, SPOTIFY TO LAUNCH IN MIDDLE EAST AND MORE

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Mumbai University to Frame Anti-plagiarism Guidelines, US Senate Passes Music Modernisation Act, ISPs Entitled to Compensation for Costs: Canada Supreme Court, Argentine Authorities Seize Film Equipment Stolen from US, Eros International Partners with iQiyi in China, Spotify to Launch in Middle East in November. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Copyright Promotes Creativity by Proscribing the Right to Copy” -Kalyan C. Kankanala INDIAN COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is a substantial decrease of 14.4% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the applications filed previous week. A total of 340 applications were filed for copyright registration during the last week. Most...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: VOLUNTARY CENSORSHIP BY NETFLIX, PETITION AGAINST NON-VOLUNTARY LICENSES PROVISIONS OF COPYRIGHT LAW, IP ADDRESS INSUFFICIENT FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, HARRY POTTER HOME FURNISHING AND MORE

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Netflix, Amazon Explore Voluntary Censorship, Petition Filed Challenging the Non-Voluntary Licenses Provisions of Copyright Law, Mahesh Bhatt's Jalebi Poster Inspired by 1950 Korean War Goodbye Kiss, Prince's Claims Infringement Against Piracy Network, Rod Stewart Sued for Mis-use of Image, Ownership of IP Address Insufficient for Infringement: US Court, Pottery Barn Debuts ‘Harry Potter’ Inspired Consumer Products, The Lord of the Rings free-to-play online game from Athlon Games, Huawei Optimizes More than Sponsorship of the Toronto Film Festival, Mattel Partners with the United Nations to bring Thomas into the 21st Century. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “There is no sense in owning the...

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WEEKLY COPYRIGHT NEWS: CAT QUESTIONS COPYRIGHT DISPUTE, FOX COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CASE, WOLF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, MORE ORIGINAL CONTENT FOR AMAZON PRIME AND MORE

Copyrights and Entertainment Law News

CAT Questions Copyright Dispute, Fox Television Series “Empire” Defeats Copyright Infringement Appeal, Wolves Company Sued for Wolf Copyright Infringement, Amazon’s Push for Original Content, MoviePass Teams up with PostMates. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK We live in a world where value of creativity is measured by commercial success, and copyrights are mere instruments of financial benefit, not creative progress” ― Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property INDIAN COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is an increase of 16% in the total number of copyright applications filed this week as compared to the applications filed last week. A total of 338 applications were filed for copyright...

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Defacto Copyright Societies – Is their business illegal?

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Prashant's recent post on Copyright Societies in India is lucid and instructive like many of his other writings. You may read his post and those related to it on Spicy IP, and may also consider going through the chapter in the book he references. The phrase "Defacto Copyright Societies" he uses in his post caught my attention, and therefore, this quick note. In my opinion, the Copyright Amendment is more discriminatory than revolutionary. It gives undue importance and rights to lyricists and music composers at the cost of other authors such as story writers, scriptwriters, artists, playwrights, etc. The Amendment would...

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