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Data protection in India-Part I

The Committee of  Experts on Data Protection Framework for India headed by Justice B.N. Srikrishna released a white paper on data protection framework for India which was made available on the website of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. This paper may be accessed here.  The Committee was set up by the Central Government to study and understand various issues relating to data protection in India, make specific suggestions on principles underlying a data protection bill and to draft a bill on data protection. The White Paper provides a brief overview of various issues with respect to data protection...

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Privacy: The LinkedIn Security Breach

The featured image shows a pen with LinkedIn printed on it. The post is regarding the recent security breach of passwords of users of LinkedIn. To know more , please click here.

LinkedIn, a business oriented social networking site which was founded in the year 2002, has recently found its way in the headlines for the latest data breach committed by hackers on May17, 2016. This wasn’t the first time it had faced such a breach. On 5th  June, 2012, a  group of hackers managed to get hack 6.5 million user accounts and by the morning of June 6, passwords of such accounts were available online in plain text.  This was followed by an apology by LinkedIn asking its users to immediately change their passwords. The company officials implemented a mandatory password...

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Ideas, Concepts, Scripts & Stories – Protecting Ideas in the Entertainment Industry Part II

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This post was first published on June 25th, 2014.

 

We reviewed the existing scenario in the entertainment industry with respect to the protection of ideas, in my previous post – how to protect ideas. Before we move on to discuss the tool that can be used to protect original ideas/concepts that are not expressed in a tangible form, let us take a look at the practices followed in the entertainment industry by both the generator and the receiver of ideas. Writers submitting concepts and scripts to producers, or setting up meetings with them, with hope of monetary benefits and production of their ideas/concepts, is a general practice in the entertainment industry. The burden is on the supplier of an idea (writer/author) to take necessary measures in order to claim legal rights over his original idea. A man who reveals his idea without having first made a bargain has no one to blame but himself for the loss of his bargaining power.

The law expects an express agreement to be formed before there could be any liability. Hence, the first thing the idea giver should do is to enter into a contract, binding himself and the receiving party. Having a contract protects both the writer and the party to which the idea/concept is disclosed. The contract which we are referring to here is the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

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