Media and Entertainment Law

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Weekly Updates: Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is a weekly post on copyright and entertainment law updates. Meta Responds to Copyright Infringement Lawsuit by Epidemic Sound Swedish Music Label, Epidemics Sound AB has accused Meta of violation of several thousand copyrights held by Epidemics Sound AB by allowing the users to stream, download and incorporate the sound recordings in their videos, on the music libraries of platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. Meta, in response has filed a motion to dismiss the case, alleging that Epidemic Sound’s…

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Weekly Updates: Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is a weekly post on copyright and entertainment law updates. Ajay Devgan’s ‘Thank God’ faces backlash over religious concerns An Uttar Pradesh-based lawyer has recently instituted a suit against the Indra Kumar, the director of the film ‘Thank God’, and the actors Ajay Devgan and Siddharth Malhotra, stating that the upcoming movie is likely to hurt religious sentiments. The suit was filed after the trailer of the film depicted Ajay Devgan portraying the Hindu deity Chitragupta, and allegedly using foul…

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Weekly Update: Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is a weekly post on copyright and entertainment law updates. Zee sues Rajat Sharma, India TV for airing episode of late Bal Thackeray Zee Media Corporation Ltd filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against journalist Rajat Sharma and his news programme India TV, alleging that India TV had aired, without authorization, an old footage of late Shiv Sena chairman Bal Thackeray. It was claimed that the impugned footage was taken from a 1993 episode of Zee Media’s program ‘Aap Ki Adalat’,…

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Weekly News Updates: Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is a weekly post on copyright and entertainment law news. Interim injunction granted against piracy of Brahmastra The Delhi High Court, on 2nd September, granted an ex-parte relief to Star India Pvt. Ltd., in relation to its upcoming movie ‘Brahmastra Part One: Shiva’ starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, by granting an injunction against the website www.7MovieRulz.TC. Star Movies had filed the case, anticipating that the defendant would upload a pirated version of the highly anticipated film ‘Brahmastra’ to the…

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Weekly Update: Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is a weekly post on copyright and entertainment law updates. Paramount Pictures sues company over ‘McDowell’s’ Pop-Up Restaurant In celebrating the fictional restaurant from the universe of the blockbuster 1988 film “Coming to America”, a pop-up restaurant chain ‘JMC’ inadvertently offended production house Paramount Pictures, who is now claiming infringement of its intellectual property before the Copyright Claims Board on 24 August 2022. Paramount alleged that JMC, in running the McDowell’s Pop-Up restaurant, has copied several of the elements from…

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Weekly News Update: Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is a weekly post on copyright and entertainment law updates. Shamshera’s OTT release impeded buy Delhi HC Ranbir Kapoor’s recent film Shamsher, which was theatrically released in July 2022, has received an unfavourable order from the Delhi High Court, whereby the producer, Yash Raj Films, has been instructed to deposit an amount of Rs. 1 Crore with the High Court prior to releasing the film on OTT platforms. The present suit was instituted by an individual, Bikramjeet Singh Bhullar, who…

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Weekly News Update: Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is a weekly post on copyright and entertainment laws. FIR filed against creators of ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’  In light of the various controversies surrounding Paramount Pictures’ latest release, ‘Lala Singh Chaddha’, the creators of the film, as well as some of the leading actors, have recently become the subject of a First Information Report filed before the Commissioner of Delhi Police. The FIR alleges that the film contains certain scenes, dialogues, and plot lines, which are violative of Sections…

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Weekly News Updates: Copyright and Entertainment Law

Delhi High Court grants injunction against infringing websites In a recent decision, the Delhi High Court granted an injunction in favour of media giant Sony Entertainment, restraining certain rogue websites from illegally telecasting the International Cricket Series, 2022. Sony Entertainment filed the present suit claiming that the illegal telecasting of the series was infringing upon Sony’s exclusive license to broadcast the International Cricket Series, 2022 in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and a host of other countries. The Delhi High Court…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: Hero MotoCorp gets permission to use Hero as the trademark for EV business Hero MotoCorp led by Pawan  Munjal gets permission for electric vehicles under the trademark Hero by the arbitration tribunal appointed by the Delhi High Court. The dispute was between two factions of the Munjal family group. Hero electric filed an application for an interim injunction against Hero MotoCorp for using HERO for the electric vehicles. The tribunal refused to grant an…

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Weekly Updates: Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is a weekly update on Copyright and Entertainment Law. Delhi High Court vacates stay order against Hindi dub of Telugu Film The Delhi High Court has recently vacated its earlier order whereby it restrained the production company, M/s Sithara Entertainment, from releasing the Hindi-dubbed version of the Telugu film ‘Bheema Nayak’, which was itself a remake of a Malayalam film “Aayappanum Koshiyum”. The case was initiated against the producers of the Telugu remake, by JA Entertainment, a production company which…

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