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Weekly Copyright News: Cinematograph Act Amendment, Facebook to Make Political Ads Transparent, No Removal of Explicit Streaming Content, EU Agrees on Copyrights, Fiji Counter-sues, and more

Cabinet Approves Cinematograph Amendment to Curb Piracy, Delhi HC Dismisses Plea Seeking Removal of Explicit Streaming Content, Facebook to Increase Transparency of Political Ads, Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer of ‘Extortion and Blackmail’, EU Negotiates Agreement on Copyright Rules, ‘GTA V’ Cheats Cost Creator USD 150,000 in Damages, Fiji Water Counter-sues Viral Fiji Water Girl, PV Sindhu Signs Lucrative 50 Crore Deal with Chinese Sports Brand, McFarlane Toys Inks Deal for DC Superhero Toys, Kiss and Emoji Collaborate, BMG to License Music through SESAC in India, Copyright Tip of the Week, and more. Copyright Quote When you have wit of your own, it's a pleasure to credit other people for theirs. - Criss...

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SAP Aktiengesellschaft & Anr (Plaintiff) Vs. Sadiq Pasha, Proprietor, M/s Neologik India

This post was first published on June 24, 2011. Brief Facts of the case: The plaintiff,  Sap Aktiengesellschaft (herein after referred to as ‘SAP’) is a company incorporated in Germany, and claims to be the global leader in developing application software products for real time business developing process. SAP developed different versions of an automatic accounting and transaction-processing program that featured standard software and real-time computing known as SAP R/3 in the year 1992. The defendant, Mr. Sadiq Pasha, is the proprietor of M/s. Neologik India and is stated to be engaged in the business of providing training services to its clients...

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Matrubhumi Printing and Publishing Ltd v. IPRS

This post was first published on June 21, 2011. FAO. No. 82 of 2009, Kerala High Court, decided by Justice M.N. Krishnan FACTS The Petitioner no 1, Matrubhumi Printing and Publishing Ltd who operates a licensed Radio Station “Club FM 94.3” in parts of Kerala has a license from the Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) to broadcast sound recordings. Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS), the defendant, a society of composers, lyricists etc which grants licenses with respect to musical and literary works threatened to initiate action against Matrubhumi as a license to broadcast was not sought from them. Thereby an interim injunction is...

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Sholay Media and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and Anr. v. Vodafone Essar Mobile Services Ltd. and Ors.

This post was first published on June 12, 2011. (Delhi High Court, 09.05.2011) FACTS: Plaintiff No. 1 i.e. Sholay Media and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. acquired all rights in the film "Sholay" in the year 2000 and was exploiting these rights in various areas such as  ringtones, caller tunes etc.  Certain rights in the film were assigned to Polydor of India by an assignment deed of 1978. The rights assigned to Polydor of India were acquired by Defendant No. 3 i.e. M/s Universal Music India Pvt. Ltd. The Plaintiffs alleged that Vodafone Essar Mobile Services Ltd. and Vodafone Essar Ltd. (Defendants No. 1 &...

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Weekly Copyright News: Facebook to Share Chats with Police, Artist Sues Ariana Grande, ‘Fiji Water Girl’ Suit, and more

Facebook to Provide User Chat Details for Sensitive Cases to Delhi Police, MEITy Invites Counter Comments on Draft Intermediary Rules, Vegas Artist Sues Ariana Grande for Using Art in Music Video, Creators of Netflix’s ‘Wild Wild Country’ Sued for Copyright Infringement, ‘Fiji Water Girl’ Sues Fiji Water for Unauthorised Use of Images, Spotify in Talks to Acquire Gimlet, TikTok and Sony Collaborate to Promote Thriller ‘Escape Room’ Copyright Quote The Copyright Bargain is a balance between protection for the artist and rights for the consumer. Robin Gross Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 14% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week....

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Weekly Copyright News: No Unauthorised Use of TOI and ET Content, Gigi Hadid Sued, Vice Partners with Hulu, and more

Copyright Quote “The beauty of Copyright law is it protects you and it provides you the opportunity to honour others” Peter Smith Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 10% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week. A total of 386 applications were filed for copyright registration during the last week. The majority of applications were filed for literary works and artistic works. S. No Type of Work Number of Applications filed in the Previous Week (14th January, 2019 to 20th       January, 2019) Number of Applications filed in the Recent Week (21st January, 2019 to 27th       January, 2019) Change Percentage Change 1. Literary...

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History of Copyright Law in India

The image contains the copyright symbol. The post is about the history of copyright in India. Click on image to view post.

This post was first published on 3rd February, 2011. Today almost every nation has a copyright law in place and is mostly standardized to some extent through international and regional agreements such as the Berne Convention and the European copyright directives. But when we look back, we realise that the Copyright law has a very unique history. The earliest copyright case is traced back to Ireland, where there was a dispute over the ownership of the Irish manuscript Cathach. The Cathach is the oldest extant Irish manuscript of the Psalter. It contains a Vulgate version of Psalms XXX (10) to CV (13)...

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Weekly Copyright News: ShareChat Bans 50,000 Profiles, ‘Rifleman’ Rights Tussle, Reddit Shuts Down SoccerSteams, and more

ShareChat Removes 50,000 Profiles to Curb Unlawful Content, ‘Rifleman’ in Tussle over Legal Rights, Baidu Sues Bytedance and Maimai for Copyright Infringement and Defamation, Reddit Shuts Down SoccerStreams Following Copyright Complaints, US Court Dismisses Music Labels' Lawsuit against Russian Stream-Ripper, Disney Loses USD 1 Billion in Streaming Investments, Viacom to Buy Pluto TV Copyright Quote The copy price of the future is the copyright. – Mathias Dopfner Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 22% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week. A total of 350 applications were filed for copyright registration during the last week. The majority of applications were...

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Protect Your Website from Copyright Liability

The image has a copyright symbol. The post is about protecting websites from common infringement that occurs. Click on image to view post.

This post was first published on 15th January, 2011. In the era of “world wide web”, being a website owner comes with its own set of risks. One of such risks comes from the material posted on the website or from the look and feel of the website, which is often lifted from various sources without paying much attention to the “Copyrights”. Many of the website owners are not aware of what Copyrights are and what problems may occur due to incorporation of protected material on their websites. In simple words, website owners must abstain from copying anything on their website...

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Weekly Copyright News: Boney Kapoor’s Notice to ‘Sridevi Bungalow’, ‘Uri’ Makers Prevent Piracy, Netflix Sued, and more

Weekly Copyright News Updates - Intellepedia

Boney Kapoor Sends Legal Notice to Makers of ‘Sridevi Bungalow’, ‘Uri’ Makers Take Stringent Measures to Prevent Piracy, Copyright Office Invites Applications for Examiners on Contract Basis, YouTube Removes BTS and TWICE Videos over Copyright Claims, MTI Awarded Damages in Copyright Infringement Case, Publisher Sues Netflix for Infringement, WB Sues Harry Potter-themed Cafe for Copyright Infringement, Forza Horizon 4 Removes Dance Emotes, Spotify Partners With T-Series Ahead of India Launch, KodakOne Blockchain Beta Generates USD 1 Million in Licensing Claims Copyright Quote “The beauty of Copyright law is it protects you and it provides you the opportunity to honour others” Peter Smith Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 13% in the total...

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