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Credits to “Three Idiots”

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First Publication Date: 2nd January 2010 The recent controversy regarding giving credit to Mr. Chetan Bhagat has brought forth the issue of attribution of authors in case of adaptation of a literary work. An author of a work gets two kinds of rights under the copyright law. They are,a. exclusive rights to reproduce, adapt, distribute, make derivative works and so on, which are also called as economic rights; and b. right to paternity (attribution as author) and integrity of the work, which are also called as moral rights. I am assuming from the news reports that appropriate copyright license has been taken by...

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CABINET’S CHRISTMAS GIFT TO CINEMATOGRAPHIC INDUSTRY

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First Publication Date: 25th December 2009 The awaited Copyright bill is finally approved by the Cabinet on December 24th and the same will be presented before the parliament during the upcoming budget session in February 2010. The bill is long awaited by the Cinematographic industry as one of the key amendments proposed in the bill is to extend the copyright protection to both director as well as producer as joint authors, earlier the copyright was vested only in the directors of a Cinematographic work. Also the term of protection is suggested to be extending upto 70 years. The cause for the same...

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Music Band Agreements

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First Publication Date: 21st December 2009 Some aspects to be considered while drafting a Band Agreements are- the nature of properties that may be accumulated by the Band, during its operation; the types of projects that may be undertaken by the Band; the sharing of incomes realized by the Band as a whole; and the conditions of disbandment or for departure of Band members. A. The Band’s properties While a Band may come to own several forms of properties over the years, the most valuable of these properties would be the intangible properties called, Intellectual Property Rights. A music Band may own and...

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Weekly Copyright News: No Copyright in Mechanical Compiled database, ‘Suspiria’ Copyright Suit settled, Tracy Chapman Sues Nicki Minaj, Comments on Digital Copyright System, CD Baby Partners with Cosynd and more

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Tamil Film Anti-Piracy Cell Suspends Piracy Platforms, Delhi HC: No Copyright in Mechanical Compilation of Customer Database, Artist’s Estate and Amazon Studios Settle ‘Suspiria’ Copyright Suit, Tracy Chapman Sues Nicki Minaj for Copyright Infringement, Songwriter Awarded $44 Million for Being Uncredited on Usher’s Album, US Copyright Office Seeks Comments on Digital Copyright System, CD Baby Partners with Cosynd to Streamline Copyright Registration, Facebook Expands Music Features and Lip Sync Live. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Moral rights form the essence of copyright law. When they conflict with economic rights, moral rights must always prevail”. -Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala INDIAN COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is a...

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WHETHER THE PRESIDENT OF SENEGAL IS ENTITLED TO ROYALTIES??

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First Publication Date: 18th November 2009 A statue named “African Renaissance” is being made in Senegal which will be taller than the Statue of Liberty in New York and larger than the Eiffel Tower of Paris. This statue is being made with an understanding that the same will give a boost to the tourism and will generate income which can be used for the welfare of the country. However, ever before the completion of this “Artistic work”, the same has come under the controversies, which run around none other then the President of Senegal. Image Source/Attribution here (Governed by Creative Commons License...

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R.G. Anand vs. Delux Films and Ors., AIR 1978 SC 1613

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First Publication Date: 14th September 2008    CASE FACTS: The appellant, R. G. Anand, an architect by profession and also a playwright, dramatist and producer of several stage plays, wrote and produced a play called ‘Hum Hindustani’ in 1953. It ran successfully and was re-staged in 1954, 1955 and in 1956. Aware of the interest of the plaintiff in filming the play in view of its increasing popularity, the second defendant, Mr. Mohan Sehgal, contacted plaintiff. In January, 1955, plaintiff met the second and third defendants and had detailed discussions about the play and its plot and the desirability of filming it. However,...

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Weekly Copyright News: Tata Sky Drops Sony, Harassment Clause in Contracts, American Airlines Sues US Copyright Office, BLIZZARD and LEGO Team Up and more

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Tata Sky Drops Sony Channels Over Pricing Issues, Emraan Hashmi Adds Sexual Harassment Clause to Contracts, Calcutta High Court Orders Vodafone to Deposit 2.5 Crores in IPRS Copyright Suit, Calcutta High Court Orders Vodafone to Deposit 2.5 Crores in IPRS Copyright Suit, Commerce Ministry Approves Establishment of IPR Chairs in 12 Universities Including NLUs and IITs, Copyright Office Allows Hearing Through Video Conferencing, Facebook News Feed Demotes Sites with Stolen Content, American Airlines Sues US Copyright Office for Refusing Registration, COSBOTS Joins IFFRO for Effective Administration and Management of Reproduction Rights, IFPI Releases Music Consumer Insight Report 2018, BLIZZARD and...

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Gramophone Company of India Ltd. vs. Birendra Bahadur Pandey and Ors., 1984 AIR 667

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First Publication Date: 24th July 2008 CASE FACTS: Gramophone Company of India Limited is the owner of copyright in the recordings of performing artists to whom it pays royalties. The company learnt of the arrival of a consignment of pirated copies of these recordings at Calcutta. The same were being transported from Singapore to Nepal through India. Action was initiated against the consignee for violation of Gramophone India’s copyright. CASE HISTORY: Gramophone India sought action from the Registrar of Copyrights to curb the circulation/import of the pirated recordings. When the Registrar failed to take necessary action, the company filed a writ petition, seeking a...

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Planning the right privacy policy for you and your visitors

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First Publication Date: 4th February 2008 Over the past few months, demands for increased privacy regulation have taken center stage as increasingly private transactions move to the Internet. According to The New York Times, the Clinton Administration plans to impose privacy regulations on health care information in the waning weeks of his presidential term. Companies are faced with renewed pressure to update privacy policies as tracking technologies change and consumer concern grows. Privacy policies are not generic and must be tailored to the industry and to the activities promoted at the Web site. Nonetheless, there are certain basic principles that all policies...

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Weekly Copyright News: Obscenity in Web Series, Notice Against Swiggy, Copyright Infringement of PS4, Mega Man Movie and More

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Bombay High Court Issues Notice to I&B Ministry About Unregulated Obscenity in Web Series, Prithvi Shaw's Management Agency Claims INR 1 Crore from Freecharge and Swiggy, Court Rejects Raymond Chairman Gautam Singhania's Application Seeking Injunction Against a Book His Father is Writing, Sony Sues Individual for Copyright Infringement of PS4, Court Denies Spotify’s Request to Dismiss a $321 Million Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, Video Game Franchise Mega Man Being Made into Live Action Movie, DistroKid Receives Silversmith Capital Funding. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “The right to be attributed as an author of a work is not merely a copyright, it is every...

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