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Media and Entertainment Law: Trouble in Mohenjo Daro Paradise!

The featured image is that of Hrithik Roshan. The post is about a copyright infringement suit that has been filed against Hrithik's upcoming movies Mohenjo Daro. To read more click here.

Hrithik Roshan starrer “Mohenjo Daro”, slated for release in August 2016 has been the centre of a lot of speculation and controversies since the date it was announced. Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, the movie is in the last leg of shooting. Akashaditya Lama, the director of the movie ‘Cigarette ki Tarah’ and the writer of popular TV shows Kumkum, Kkusum and Hamari Betiyon ka Vivah, has sent a legal notice to UTV Films and Disney India, director Gowariker and Hrithik Roshan.  Mr. Lama has alleged that the makers have copied the story of Mohenjo Daro originally written by him and has...

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Media and Entertainment Law: Grumpy Cat gets into an IP Spat

The feature image is the image of a plush toy of Grumpy cat. The post is about an IP infringement law suit that teh grumpy cat company has filed against Grenade beverages. To read more click here.

“Don't make me Grumpier than I feel already, or I WILL see you in Court.” - Grumpy Cat Note: Dear Readers, you will probably best enjoy this post after viewing this video of Grumpy Cat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoSep_Otcvg Yes, Grumpy Cat a.k.a Tardar Sauce has achieved more than most humans, she is the first cat to have been immortalized by Madame Tussauds wax museum as of 8th December 2015. She has authored three books, been on the American Idol and featured on the covers of Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine. Grumpy Cat went viral on the Internet after her owners posted a photograph,...

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Media and Entertainment Law: Don't Witch around says BCCC!

The featured image depicts the cartoon of a witch. The post is about an advisory issued by the BCCC on witchcraft. To read more click here.

The Salem witch trials might belong only in the history textbooks, but witchcraft is not a thing of the past in many parts of India.  The National Crimes Record Bureau reports around 2300 occult, black magic and witchcraft related deaths since 2000. And many States like Rajasthan, Jharkhand and most recently Assam have passed legislations with provisions for tough punishments to curb the practice and bring an end to superstitious beliefs that have been nothing more than a legacy of violence towards women, at least now that we're past 15 years of the 21st century. More interestingly,  the BCCC (Broadcasting Content...

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INAUGURATION OF KSLU’S JOURNAL OF SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW VOL-I

Karnataka State Law University released the first volume of KSLU’s Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law on 30th November at the KSLU Campus, Hubli, with the intention of rendering an operative forum, to professionals, academicians and research scholars specifically on these subjects of law while facilitating deliberations and scholarly analysis on the acute issues. Prof. V.S. Mallar graced the occasion and released the first volume of the Journal. Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Honorary Advisor to the Editorial Board and an expert on the subject graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Mr. Shanel Punnoose was the Guest of Honor and...

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Entertainment Licensing and Patents – A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at SIS

The following presentation titled ‘Entertainment Licensing and Patents’ was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at the 32nd National Convention on Patinformatics (Patent Informatics) for Technological Competitive Intelligence and Licensing organised by Society for Information Science (SIS) in collaboration with CSIR’s Unit for Research and Development of Information Products (CSIR-URDIP). The presentation was given to an audience consisting of Scientists/ Researchers, Information Science Professionals, Patent Analysts, Technical Managers, IP Professionals, R&D Managers, Corporate Planning Managers and included the following topics- Entertainment Content Primary IP Licensing Grant of Rights Patent to Market Future Technology Grants With the help of cases, examples and multi-media...

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Entertainment Law: Essential Clauses of a Digital License Agreement -Part II

Licensing of creative content like cinematographic films or sound recording through digital platforms forms an integral part of the entertainment business. This post is in continuation of our previous post about the structure of a Digital Licensing Agreement. In addition to the definitions, grant of license and the consideration clauses in a standard license agreement, the parties must ensure that the following clauses are also included in the Digital License Agreement: Representations and Warranties : It is essential to ensure that both parties give representations regarding their validity, good standing and organization as well as their right and authority to enter...

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Media & Entertainment Law: Statutory Licensing for Broadcasting Organizations under Copyright (Amendment) Act

The objective of non–voluntary licensing is two-fold. First, to overcome the difficulty of locating the correct owner of the copyrighted work and getting an individual license from him and second is to avoid the creation of monopoly of copyright owners. The result the state looks at achieving from this provision is ensuring public dissemination and authors' compensation and avoiding market monopoly. The Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012 has incorporated a new section into Chapter VI of the Copyright Act, which authorizes the broadcasting organizations to communicate to the public by way of performance of a literary or musical work and sound recording,...

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Media & Entertainment Law: Essential Clauses of a Digital License Agreement

With the development and widespread use of internet and digital networks, we are now witnessing a revolution as to how copyrighted contents are acquired, displayed and disseminated. In the pre-internet days, there were limited options for distribution and exhibition of copyrighted contents. For example, the distribution of cinematographic films was limited to cinema halls and video cassettes. The internet revolution has opened several doors for content owners by creating new modes and formats of exploitation. Licensing out, creative contents like cinematographic films or sound recording through digital platforms forms an integral part of the entertainment business. In this post we will...

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Entertainment Law: Even death won’t do us apart

There are celebrities, and then there are icons. And one name that probably tops the list of icons is Marilyn Monroe. The blonde actress never ceased to be out of the headlines when she was alive, and even when she is no more, her estate is fighting tooth and nail to keep her memory alive. However, the route taken to do so is not particularly agreeable, to say the least. Monroe’s estate has been fiercely litigious and has gained notoriety for suing anyone who is looking to capitalize on her fame. It should therefore come as no surprise that Monroe has...

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Entertainment Law: Movie making – A tale of woes.

“We don’t make movies to make money; we make money to make more movies.” - Walt Disney Movie Producers or Movie Production houses are often referred to as money making machines, but where there are riches; there are also a multitude of woes. In this post, we speak about some of the legal challenges that movie producers often face. Keeping in mind that it is always easier to list the problems than to find the solutions to them, we have jotted down a few quick solutions which could minimize the risks that most aspiring Producers and established Producers often face. “This is the...

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