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Pop King’s Patent – The Lean Against Gravity

This post was first published on 23rd March, 2011. Michael Jackson will always be remembered as the King of pop and will always remain the greatest entertainer of all time. He thrilled everybody with his superb innovative dancing skills and inspired people to innovate their own unique style. He rollicked with his Moonwalk in Smooth Criminal. The moonwalk was earlier known as backslide, but it was Michael Jackson who made it famous after performing it in his song “Billie Jean”. People started considering him a superstar even before his first mega hit “Thriller” was released in 1982. He was honoured by...

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Copyright and E-Commerce Law News: Swiss Supreme Court Finally Approves Registration of the Sign “APPLE”, Xiaomi Introduces Mimoji Similar to that of Apple’s Memoji, Federal Court Holds Amazon Liable for Defective Third-Party Goods, and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Laws News

Xclusive-Lee Responds to Gigi Hadid’s Fair Use Defence; Swiss Supreme Court Finally Approves Registration of the Sign “APPLE”; Xiaomi Introduces Mimoji Similar to that of Apple’s Memoji; Federal Court Holds Amazon Liable for Defective Third-Party Goods; Apple Music has Crossed 60 Million Subscribers; A&M Studio and OneLoop Collaborate to Expand Digital Music Distribution; Court Rules in Favor of Andy Warhol in a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit; Top Chinese E-Commerce Platform Shein Shuts Down Partially, and more. COPYRIGHT QUOTE "You may be in the photograph, but that does not give you the right to use it without permission of the photographer." – Dr. Kalyan C....

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Entertainment and E-Commerce Law News: Gigi Hadid Claims Ownership Over Paparazzi Photos in Suit, Disney to Re-Release ‘Avengers: Endgame’, and more

Copyright and Entertainment Laws News

Kabir Singh and Toy Story 4 Leaked on TamilRockers, Kerala HC Permits Screening of Patwardhan’s ‘Reason’ at Film Festival, Mumbai Doctor Writes to Maharashtra Health Minister Against ‘Kabir Singh’, Gigi Hadid Responds to Copyright Infringement Suit with Ownership Claim, Prenda Copyright Mastermind Sentenced to Prison, Artist's Widow Loses Copyright Suit Against Beer Company, Gibson Urges Guitarists to Become Whistleblowers, Apple Responds to Spotify’s Anti-Competitive Claims in EU, US Companies Resume Selling Products to Huawei, Disney to Re-Release ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ASOS Launches ‘Virtual Catwalk’, Altitude Sports Extends E-Commerce Platform, Telangana Now Houses Largest Amazon Delivery Centre and more. Indian News Kabir Singh and...

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Entertainment and eCommerce Law News: Delhi HC Orders Against Unauthorized Broadcast of World Cup 2019, La Liga App Fined for Spying on Users, Amazon Invests INR 2800 Cr in India, and more

Copyright and Entertainment Laws News

Delhi HC Passes Order Against Unauthorized Broadcast of World Cup 2019; Madras HC Issues Interim Injunction Against Kolaiyuthir Kaalam; Karnataka Police Arrests Two Men for Abusive Video against Deve Gowda’s Family; Alex Jones Settles Suit with ‘Pepe the Frog’ Creator for USD 15,000; Lego Sues Lakeshore Learning for Infringement; US DOJ to Review Performance Rights Licensing Agreements; Spanish Football League App Fined for Spying on Users; Virat Kohli the Only Indian in Forbes’ 2019 List of Highest-paid Athletes; Aditya Birla Fashion Acquires Online Fashion Platform Jaypore ; Salman Khan Hike Stickers Launched for Salman Khan Film Bharat; Amazon Invests INR...

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Responding to Public Performance and Ground Licensing Notices

Responding to Public Performance and Ground Licensing Notices

Today, most discussions around modern entertainment licensing revolve around digital licensing, brand extension, merchandizing and community licensing. But, not much has been discussed by scholars about the emergence and the growth of ground licensing of public performance rights. For a long time, enforcement of public performance rights on the ground was limited to popular events, and record labels turned a blind eye to other use of sound recordings, lyrics and music compositions. However, that is fast changing now. From a copyright and entertainment attorney's perspective, the change can be attributed to Novex Communications, a privately held entity and registered copyright...

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Weekly Copyright News: Delhi HC Clarifies Architect’s Moral Rights, Time Settles Dispute Over Embedded Tom Brady Tweet, INOX Screening World Cup Matches, and more

Copyright and Entertainment Laws News

Delhi HC: Architect Cannot Prevent Demolition of His Work; Time Settles Dispute over Embedded Tom Brady Photo; Ai Weiwei Heads to Trial Against Volkswagen for Ad Featuring His Installation; Apple Courts Legal Trouble with Vegas Billboard; Daniel Wellington Unveils News Cricket World Cup Campaign; INOX to Screen India’s World Cup League Matches; Snap in Licensing Talks for Embedding Music, and more. Copyright Quote "Sharing, Suing and Settling is now a workable content commercialization strategy on social media." - Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, BananaIP Indian Copyright News Delhi HC: Architect Cannot Prevent Demolition of His Work The Delhi High Court has recently held that an architect of...

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Weekly Copyright News: SC Issues Notice to Govt over Regulation of Online Streaming Services, CBFC Replaces Bottle with Bouquet, SCOTUS Allows Suit Against Apple, Getty Sues ‘Her Campus’, and more

SC Issues Notice to Govt over Regulation of Online Streaming Services, CBFC Replaces Alcohol Bottle with Bouquet and Cuts Violence in John Wick 3, ‘Student of the Year 2’ Leaked on TamilRockers, US Supreme Court Allows Monopoly Suit Against Apple, Adobe Warns Users of Possible Copyright Infringement by Old Cloud Software, Getty Sues Online Magazine ‘Her Campus’ for Copyright Infringement, Eminem Loses Appeal for Enhance Damages in New Zealand, Photographer Sues Ariana Grande for Instagram Post, Google Volunteers in Australia’s Battle Against Piracy, Yeezy Sneakers Finally Receive Copyright Protection, Haas F1 Sponsor to Drop Stag Logo over Copyright Infringement Claim,...

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Weekly Copyright News: EC Issues Notices to TV Channels, Stalls Modi Biopic; Twitter Removes Trump Tweet; GoT Final Season Merchandise, and more

Filmmakers Issue Notice to Sunil Shetty for Interfering in Daughter Athiya’s Film, PVR Approaches SEBI against Screwvala Tweets, EC Issues Notice to Zee TV and &TV for Promoting Govt Schemes, EC Stalls Release of Modi Biopic, Twitter Removes Trump’s Video Citing Copyright Infringement, Rappers TeeFlii and 2 Chainz Face Copyright Infringement Charges, Reddit to Mass Delete Content from Piracy Thread, Vodafone Ireland to Follow ‘Three-Strike’ Policy for Infringers of Copyright, Viacom’s Pluto TV Scores 700 Hours of Content in Latest Deal with BBC Studios, Amazon Looks to Expand Latest Video Streaming Product, Cinepolis Hosts India’s First Movie Marathon, Game of...

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Weekly Copyright News: T-Series Gets Infringement Notice, ‘#MeToo’ Filmmaker Challenges CBFC, GTA V Infringer Settles, and more

Filmmaker Sends Notice to T-Series for Khandaani Shafakhana;  '#MeToo' Filmmaker Challenges CBFC Order to Change Movie Name; MEITy Clarifies TOI Headline Threatening Twitter; GTA V Copyright Infringer Agrees to Settlement; Marc Jacobs Requests Dismissal of Nirvana’s Smiley Face Logo Lawsuit; VidAngel Liable for Wilful Copyright Infringement; Artists Temporarily Drop ‘Fortnite’ Charges after SCOTUS Ruling; Netflix Dives into Anime Craze with Numerous Japanese Studio Partnerships; Citizen Watches Collaborates with Captain Marvel, Sponsors World Premiere; Disney And Accenture Create Unique ‘Dumbo’ Posters; Dailymotion Collaborates with NBA G League to Provide Premium Sports Content, Copyright Tip of the Week, and more. Copyright Quote Of all...

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Weekly Copyright News: Patanjali Forces Removal of Defamatory Videos, Registration Needed for Infringement Suit, Netflix sued for FYRE, and more

Delhi High Court Directs YouTube to Take Down Video Defaming Patanjali, Uri Makers Lose Piracy Battle After Recent Surgical Strikes, Spotify India Hits One Million Users in its First Week, Copyright Office Allows Scanned Signatures in Applications, SCOTUS: Copyright Registration a Must to File Infringement Suit, FYRE Festival Attendee Sues Netflix for Copyright Infringement, Warner Bros. Shuts Down ‘The Departed’ Campaign Claiming Copyright Infringement, Fox Loses Huge ‘Bones’ Lawsuit Involving Profit Participation, Coogi Sues Nets, Nike and NBA over Notorious B.I.G Themed Merchandise, Disguise Inc. Signs Multi-Year Licensing Agreement to Create Pokémon Costumes, WB Brings Hello Kitty! to Hollywood, Mötley...

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