Media and Entertainment Law

Global Music Junction Pvt. Ltd vs Annapurna Films Pvt. Ltd., & Ors.

Case Review: Delhi High Court Upholds Ruling in Global Music Junction Pvt. Ltd vs Annapurna Films Pvt. Ltd., & Ors.

Delhi High Court has ruled in favor of Keshari Lal Yadav and other defendants in a copyright infringement lawsuit brought forward by Global Music Junction Pte Ltd. The Court held that the Plaintiff had exclusive rights to all material created under their agreement prior to its termination, but lacked the ability to protect rights for future works. Continue Reading Case Review: Delhi High Court Upholds Ruling in Global Music Junction Pvt. Ltd vs Annapurna Films Pvt. Ltd., & Ors.

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Delhi HC Summons Triller, PEMRA Raids Cable Operators Over Indian Content, Adeia Inc. & FetchTV Renew IP Licensing Agreement

Delhi HC Summons Triller, PEMRA Raids Cable Operators Over Indian Content, Adeia Inc. & FetchTV Renew IP Licensing Agreement

Stay up to date with the latest news related to copyright infringement, PEMRA raids and IP licensing agreements. Read this post to learn more about Delhi High Court’s summons of Triller in a copyright infringement case filed by Yash Raj Films, PEMRA’s raid on Islamabad cable operators for airing illegal Indian content and Adeia Inc.’s media IP licensing agreement renewal with FetchTV for entertainment services in Australia. Continue Reading Delhi HC Summons Triller, PEMRA Raids Cable Operators Over Indian Content,…

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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media, and entertainment law updates are as below- Meta Not to Get Safe Harbour Protection for Copyright Infringement In a class action infringement suit brought by JL Cook, a sculptor, against Meta Platforms Incorporation, in Northern California federal court, the judge said that Meta may not be entitled to Safe Harbour Protection. Cook, alleged copyright infringement over his artwork depicting snakes and other reptiles, by enabling promotion and repost of Facebook Ads of counterfeit copies, in spite of…

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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media, and entertainment law updates are as below- Delhi HC issues summons to Bear Grylls in Copyright Infringement Case The High Court of Delhi issued summons to British television presenter Bear Grylls and others including NBC Universal Inc and its Vice President Tom Shelly, Warner brothers Discovery, OTT platform Hotstar, The Walt Disney, and Net Geo India, on a suit filed by Indian script writer Arrmann Shankar Sharma, who claimed that the former’s show has infringed upon his…

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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media, and entertainment law updates are as below-   Delhi HC awards Rs 2 lakhs to Microsoft in Copyright Violation Case The  High Court of Delhi has awarded Microsoft Rs 20 lakh in damages in the case of Microsoft Corporation vs Rupesh Waidande, a 12-year-old copyright infringement case. The, holding that that the Mumbai-based company illegally replicated and utilized Microsoft’s copyrighted products, including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Windows Server, for commercial purposes. This unauthorized installation and use of…

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Weekly Copyright, Media Entertainment Law Updates

This week's copyright, media and entertainment law updates are as below -   More Than 200 News Outlets of Gannett Media Corp Sued for Copyright Infringement Stephanie Campbell, suing Gannett Media Corp. and more than 220 Gannett news outlets, has claimed $34 million in damages for the reproduction of her work without permission. The work in question, a photograph of former National Football League coach Katie Sowers, clicked by Campbell, has been published and circulated by Gannett Media, allegedly without her permission.…

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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media, and entertainment law updates are as below:   Karnataka HC Issues Contempt Notice to Congress Leaders in KGF Song Copyright Infringement Matter The Karnataka High Court issued notices to Rahul Gandhi, Jairam Ramesh, and Supriya Shrinate of the Indian National Congress in response to a contempt petition filed by MRT Music alleging that the respondents have not removed videos uploaded to the social media accounts of Congress and Bharat Jodo that infringe upon its copyright in KGF chapter-2's…

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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media, and entertainment law updates are as below: Music Video Artist Shenseea Sued for Copyright Infringement Stephanie Sarley, a visual artist known for her videos on “fruit art”, alleging copyright infringement of her artwork, has filed a lawsuit against popular Jamaican artist Shenseea over the 2019 music video of the song ‘Foreplay’. Sarley is known for her unique portrayal of “sensual fruit imagery” and is a popular content creator on Instagram. She claims that the music video allegedly…

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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media, and entertainment law updates are as below:   MRT Music files for Copyright Infringement against Congress and Bharat Jodo Yatra The Twitter Accounts for the Indian National Congress Party, and the Bharat Jodo Yatra, faced a temporary bloc recently over claims of copyright infringement. The order to block the Twitter accounts temporarily was passed by a Bangalore District Court, on complaints made by MRT Music. They alleged that the accused had used the made unauthorized use of the…

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Use of Music in Marriage ceremonies – Prof. Arul Scaria’s report to The Delhi High Court

Use of Music in Marriage ceremonies – Prof. Arul Scaria’s report to The Delhi High Court

In the case of PPL versus LOOKPART EXHIBITIONS (CS (COMM) 188/2022 & I.A 4772/2022), The Delhi High Court asked Professor Arul George Scaria to provide an expert opinion on Section 52(1)(za). The Court asked Professor Arul to particularly provide an opinion on the scope and extent of the Copyright Exception with respect to the use of Sound Recordings in marriage ceremonies and related festivities. In furtherance, Professor Arul gave his opinion to the Court, which was mentioned in the Court’s…

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