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Entertainment Law: The joke isn’t funny anymore

Man of a thousand impressions, Kapil Sharma, is back in the news. But this time it isn’t because of his rib-tickling jokes or hilarious antics. His Bollywood debut “Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon” (“KKPK” for brevity) has landed in legal trouble, with its release date right around the corner. The film stars Kapil Sharma, Arbaaz Khan and Varun Sharma in lead roles and is directed by Abbas-Mustan. The production house responsible for the Kannada film Nimbe Huli has filed a complaint against the makers of Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon for allegedly plagiarizing their storyline. Nimbe Huli, released last year, was about a...

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Entertainment Law: MSF Initiates Legal Action Against ‘Phantom’

After being banned by the Lahore High Court on the ground of ‘filthy propaganda’, it is now MSF’s (Medecins sans Frontieres) turn to draw the sword against ‘Phantom’, the Indian action thriller directed by Kabir Khan, starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif. Phantom, which was released on 28th of August, 2015 revolves around the story of an aid worker who helps a disgraced Indian soldier to assassinate Pakistani extremists, who orchestrated the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. The trailer of the movie portrays Katrina Kaif as an aid worker using arms to fight against terrorists. A report claims that while the name MSF...

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Intellectual Property, Creativity and Madness

Featured is a picture of a quote by Eric Fromm, "Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties". To read the full post click here.

Creativity forms the foundation of intellectual property and intellectual property law. The latter has no existence in the absence of the former. We, Intellectual Property (IP)/Patent attorneys, earn our bread and butter from creators and inventors. One of the joys of being an intellectual property attorney is the opportunity to work with geniuses. While the opportunity leaves one happy and contented on most days, IP attorneys once in a while come across personalities, very difficult to handle. Many a time, especially when I have a bad day, I have wondered if nature  wantonly places weaknesses in highly creative minds. A recent...

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Copyright: Digital Rights Management: An analysis

Laws alone cannot eliminate copyright infringements. For copyright law to take its course, there have to be effective detection of infringements and identification of infringers. Furthermore, as with any property rights, owners of copyrighted content have to take certain measures to protect their copyrights before expecting law enforcement to aid them. DRMs and ETMs are such measures a copyright owner is expected to take in order to protect his copyrights in the digital world. The term Digital Rights Management (DRM) broadly refers to a set of policies, techniques and tools that guide proper use of digital content. Simply put, a...

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Copyright: EFF strives to preserve abandoned video games and jailbreak among others

22) The picture has a large copyright symbol at the center of it. The post is about the copyright holders suing Internet Service Providers for vicarious copyright infringement. Click on the image to read post.

Since the dawn of internet, the technological development has been exponential, leading to digitisation of almost all possible activities as from tablets and phones to watches, glasses, TVs and even refrigerators become “smarter”. The laws such as Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), enacted to focus on the rise of digital era, are unable to completely match the pace of this development. Under chapter 12, DMCA prohibits circumventing technological measures designed to ensure copyright protection, commonly called as access controls, as specified under section 1201(a)(1)(A) in these words: “No person shall circumvent a technological measure that effectively controls access to a work...

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Copyright and Entertainment Law series posts: 2014

This image depicts the word copyright. This post is a summary of copyright and entertainment law related news. Click on the image to read the full post.

  Dear Sinapse Readers (entertainment and copyright law enthusiasts), In 2014, the authors of Sinapse got together to bring to its readers analytic data in the form of 'Series' posts. We have put together all the entertainment and copyright law related information for you, so that you're able to assimilate all of it at one go! But don't stop there. Read the whole thing if you want to be thoroughly informed: 1. Licensing & Merchandising in Copyright Law Merchandising is an extension of a brand into new categories. Any merchandise is created by securing license of different Intellectual Properties such as themes, images, songs...

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Intellectual Property: Copyright Blockbuster 2014

The featured image shows the symbol of copyright in purple colour on a white background.The post is about the recent allegation of copyright infringement against the short movie 'kriti'. To know more, please click here.

Dear Readers, The information age brought with it mounds of new perspectives and facts. But is it enough that it's all out there! We do want to be able to know a whole lot by reading very little. So, we bring you a quick look at all the major IP-related happenings of 2014. Copyright Law: 1. CJEU rules – ISP’s can be made to block Illegal Download access As an endorsement to European Union’s anti-piracy policies, the European Court of Justice ruled on March 27th, 2014, that EU Internet Service Providers (ISP) can be forced to block access to copyright infringing websites. The CJEU answered...

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2014 Blockbusters in Copyright Infringement Suits

This image depicts a Classical Guitar. This image is relevant as the article deals with the Entertainment News of Bollywood. Click on this Image for more Information.

  Dear Sinapse Readers, The information age brought with it mounds of new perspectives and facts and copyright infringement claims. So, we bring you a quick look at all the major Intellectual Property related happenings (copyright infringement suits) of 2014.  1. Gulaab Gang in legal trouble! Multi-starrer movie Gulaab Gang gets into trouble with activist/leader Sampat Pal Devi of Gulabi Gang challenging the release of the movie before the Delhi High court, though Sampat Pal Devi succeeded in getting an order of stay initially but was later vacated by the division bench of the same court.  2. Even Bhootnath can get dragged to Court! Before the...

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Copyright Regulation to allow private copying; Faces ire of UK Music Industry

This image depicts a Electrical Guitar. This image is relevant as the article deals with the Copyright regulations in UK Music Industry. Click on this Image for more Information.

Following the recommendations given in independent report by Professor Ian Hargreaves in 2011, the UK Government had come up with several changes in the copyright law covering aspects of fair dealing for accessible formats for the disabled, research and education, public administration, parody and personal copies for private use. Of these, the regulations allowing personal copies of legally-bought music to be made for private use, under exceptions to the copyright law, are facing strong resistance from the UK music industry. Coming into force on October 1, 2014, the law was one of the two delayed statutory instruments on the matter which...

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Online Piracy, A matter of great concern, As Discussed during the India-US CEO Forum

This image depicts a conversation between Narendra Modi and Obama. This image is relevant as the article deals with the online piracy discussions held in US CEO Summit. Click on this Image for more Information.

The second visit of President Barack Obama to India, the first US President to have visited India twice while in office, clearly highlights the global partnership between the two nations in the task of strengthening economies and strong democracies. Referring to said partnership, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that the partnership assumes great relevance in the digital age. In this age of modern digital technology, an issue that has been nagging the industrial sector, particularly the Entertainment Industry, is online movie piracy. The Motion Picture Association (MPA), in its latest report on movie piracy, has listed India as one among the...

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