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Marvel Sued for X-Men Theme Song, Warner Gets Trump Tweet Removed, Jennifer Lopez Sued for Infringing Photograph and more.

Marvel Sued for X-Men Theme Song; Warner Gets Trump Tweet Removed; Telegram Under Fire from RIAA for Infringement; Jennifer Lopez Sued for Infringing Photograph; NY Court Dismisses Infringement Suit against ‘Billions’; Lil Peep’s Mother Files a Suit for Wrongful Death; Multiple Rappers Named in ‘Rodeo’ Infringement Suit; Rafale: The Jet and Pan Masala; RSS wants Online Platforms to Regulate Anti-Hindu Content and more. International News Marvel Sued for X-Men Theme Song A copyright infringement lawsuit against Marvel, Disney, Amazon, Apple and others, has been filed in a New York Court.  Zoltan Krisko filed the suit claiming that the theme song of the animated version...

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Meghan Markle Sues Newspaper, Google Refuses to Pay French Publishers, Tech Giants to Face Another Antitrust Inquiry and more.

Meghan Markle Sues Newspaper; Google Refuses to Pay French Publishers; Telegram Facing PIL to Ban App; FPIs Oppose Localisation Norms for Data Protection; Tech Giants to Face Another Antitrust Inquiry, Comcast Accuses Google; Malaysia Fines Grab for Abuse of Dominance; 'Fake News' Law Goes into Effect in Singapore and more. Meghan Markle Sues Newspaper American actress and now Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, has initiated legal proceedings against the publisher of the UK daily newspaper the Mail on Sunday and its parent company, DMG Media, after the newspaper published a handwritten letter she had sent to her estranged father. The decision was...

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Dream Girl Loses Iconic Song, Four Jays Calls Apple “Modern Tape Pirate”, and more

Entertainment Law News: Delhi HC Restrains Balaji from Using “Dhagala Lagli” Song, Meesha Shafi Sues Ali Zafar for INR 2 billion, Pailwan, Dream Girl Pirated Online, Four Jays Sues Apple for Unauthorised Use of Music, NMPA Raises Infringement Claims Against Peloton to USD 300 million, and more. National News Delhi HC Restrains Balaji from Using “Dhagala Lagli” Song The Delhi High Court has passed an order restraining Balaji Telefilms from using the famous Marathi song “Dhagali Lagli” in its recent release “Dream Girl”, starring Ayushman Khurana. The suit for copyright infringement and interim injunction was filed by Saregama India Ltd, which owns the...

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Saaho Plagiarism, Forever21 Sued for Ariana Grande Look-alike, BBC Pays for Privacy Violations, and more

COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is a decrease of 12% in the total number of copyright applications filed for the month of August as compared to the month of July. A total of 1664 applications were filed in the month of August, 2019. The majority of applications were filed for literary works and artistic works. Sl. No Type of Work Number of Application Filed in the Month of July 2019 Number of Application Filed in the Month of August 2019 Change Percentage Change 1 Literary/ Dramatic Work 1099 1024 75 Decrease of 6% 2 Artistic Work 498 511 13 Increase of 2% 3 Cinematograph Work 17 9 8 Decrease of 47% 4 Sound Recording 154 0 154 Decrease of 100% 5 Software 125 120 5 Decrease of 4%   Total 1893 1664 229 Decrease of 12%   Weekly Entertainment Law Updates, by BananaIP Counsels: Director and Artist...

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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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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.

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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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Gigi Hadid Claims Copyright, Disney to Re-Release ‘Avengers: Endgame’, and more

  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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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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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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