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Copyright and Entertainment Law News: Raabta Copyright infringement, IPRS money laundering case, Neerja film dispute, Hail Hydra by Marvel and more

Copyrights & Entertainment Law News: Indian Copyright and Entertainment Law Updates, International Copyright and Entertainment Updates, Entertainment Trademark Updates, Licensing and Merchandising Updates, BananaIP News and Updates, Copyright Tip of the Week and more presented by the Media & Entertainment Law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Copyright Quote of the Week “There is no sense in owning the copyright unless you are going to use it. I don’t think anyone wants to hold all of this stud in a vault and not let anybody have it” – Hilary Rosen Indian Copyrights and Entertainment Law Updates  Magadheera team takes Raabta...

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Copyrights & Entertainment Law News: Republic TV accused of copyright infringement, Eminem’s copyright infringement case, Samsung’s Gear VR Headset copyright infringement, FIFA merges with Megalicense Entertainment and more

Copyrights & Entertainment Law News: Indian Copyright News and Updates, International Copyright Updates, Entertainment Licensing & Merchandizing Updates, Digital Licensing News, BananaIP Copyright Tip of the Week and more presented by the Media & Entertainment law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Copyright Thought of the Week We're on the path of creating monopoly business practices out of copyright law. - Robin Gross Indian Copyright News and Updates Arnab Goswami of Republic TV is accused of Copyright theft Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd (BCCL) which owns the Times Network has filed a criminal complaint against Arnab Goswami, the founder of...

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Copyrights & Entertainment Law News: Indian Copyright News and Updates, Entertainment Trademark News and Updates, International Copyright Updates, Entertainment Patent News, Entertainment Licensing Updates, BananaIP Copyright Tip of the Week and more

Copyrights & Entertainment Law News: Indian Copyright News and Updates, Entertainment Trademark News and Updates, International Copyright Updates, Entertainment Patent News, Entertainment Licensing Updates, BananaIP Copyright Tip of the Week and more presented by the Media & Entertainment law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm Copyright Thought of the Week “Originality is undetected Plagiarism.”    --William Ralph Inge Indian Copyright News and Updates Supreme Court rejects IRRO appeal in DU copyright case. The Honorable Supreme Court recently rejected a Special Leave Petition filed by the Indian Reproduction Rights Society (IRRO) in the DU copyright case stating that IRRO was...

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Copyrights & Entertainment Law News: Indian Copyright News and Updates, Entertainment Trademark News and Updates, International Copyright Updates, Entertainment Patent News, Digital Licensing Updates, BananaIP News and Updates and more

Copyrights & Entertainment Law News: Indian Copyright News and Updates, Entertainment Trademark News and Updates, International Copyright Updates, Entertainment Patent News, Digital Licensing Updates, BananaIP News and Updates, Copyright Tip of the Week and more presented by the Media & Entertainment law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Copyright Thought of the Week “The real crime in copyright violation is not the making of the copies, it's the expropriation of the creator's right to control the creation.” --Brad Templeton Indian Copyright News and Updates  Sun TV restrained from using Sony Music Works The Madras High Court passed a landmark...

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Copyrights & Entertainment Law News: Recent Copyright Cases, Entertainment Trademark News, International Copyright Updates, Entertainment and Copyright Licensing and Merchandizing, Copyright thought of the week and more

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Recent Copyright Cases, Entertainment Trademark News, International Copyright Updates, Entertainment and Copyright Licensing and Merchandizing, Copyright thought of the week and more, presented by the Media & Entertainment law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Copyright Thought of the Week “Entertainment Law is not as Entertaining as Entertainment”  Dr. Kalyan C Kankanala Recent Copyright Cases Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) vs. Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt Ltd ZEEL filed a Copyright infringement suit before the Bombay High Court claiming that it’s popular show, ‘India's Best Dramebaaz’, a televised talent hunt for child actors in the 5-12 year age group has been...

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INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE – PART 3

IP News Center : INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE

SCENARIO IN THE UNITED STATES REGARDING PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE The interests of the American motion picture, television industries and home videos are safeguarded by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Since its inception in 1922, it has been playing an important part in protecting the commercial interest of the movie makers both in the US and internationally. Registering a film title with the United States Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO) is available with respect to movie titles; however, the protection granted is not absolute. The fundamental requirement of the USPTO with regard to registration of titles as trademarks requires that...

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INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE – Part 2

IP News Center : INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE

Apart from applying for registration of a movie title under the Indian Trademarks Act, there are a number of industry associations to which the film makers look up to regarding protection of their film titles. Indian Motion Picture Producers' Association (IMPPA), Association of Motion Pictures and Television Program Producers (AMPTPP) and Film and Television Producers' Guild of India, Film Writers' Association and Western India Film Producers Association (WIFPA) are the associations that play a big role in protecting the commercial interest of movies. Producers and writers of movies can apply to be members of these associations which enable them to...

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Censoring The Intelligent Film Spectator

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The recent Udta Punjab, Jolly LLB, Lipstick under my Burkah and Ka Bodyscapes decisions of the Central Board of Film Certification ("Censor Board") have raised questions and spurred debates about the   need for censorship by prior restraint in India. Judicial Review of some of the Censor Board's decisions, and their close to complete reversal by Courts highlights the subjectivity in the certification system, and one cannot help wondering if the circumstances under which the Cinematograph  Act, the  legislation that  brought prior restraint of films into effect , continue to prevail in today's social context. When the Constitutional validity of the...

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Entertainment Law and Copyrights: Sound Recording, Literary & Musical Works and Right to Royalty – Part 3

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Continued from Part 2, read part by clicking here. Music Broadcast Private Limited v. Indian Performing Right Society Limited, SUIT NO. 2401 OF 2006 Facts of the case The Plaintiff (Music Broadcast Private Limited) engaged in business of establishing, operating and maintaining FM Radio broadcasting stations in various cities of India sought a declaration that the Defendant (IPRS) is not entitled to demand or recover royalty and/or license fee in respect of broadcast of sound recordings at its FM Radio Stations. Further the Plaintiff sought a permanent injunction restraining the Defendant from demanding or claiming or making any claim in respect of or...

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Film Expression and Censorship in India: Intelligent, Informed Spectator standard (Part 5)

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Continued from Part 4, read part 4 by clicking here. Any concerns with respect to the content of films after certification may be addressed using the well accepted contemporary social standards test.[12] In other words, a film's contents must be assessed based on today's social context, norms and standards. The test must therefore assess a film from the stand point of today's spectator, and not a spectator of the last century. Intelligent, Informed Spectator The contemporary spectator, whose disposition is fast changing is an Intelligent, Informed Spectator with a Circumspect Mind. Unlike earlier, she/he is not an Innocent Spectator with a Gullible Mind, who...

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