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Publication of Bare Acts Not Infringement, Cinematograph Act Amendments, No Copyright For Taste, and More

Weekly Copyright News Updates - Intellepedia

Copyright Quote “Is settling with the pirate a new option to manage/control large-scale copyright infringement? Isn’t joining hands with pirates the wrong precedent?” Dr. Kalyan C Kankanala Copyright Statistics There is a decrease of 62% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week. A total of 146 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 (29th October 2018 to 04th November, 2018) Number of Applications filed in the Recent Week (05th  November  2018 to 11th November,...

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Are Kajal Agarwal’s Publicity Rights Subservient to Copyrights?

Image features VVD Oil's advertisement. click on the image to read the full article

On 25th June, 2018, the Madras High Court (Division Bench) delivered a judgment   in the case between Kajal Agrawal ("Kajal") and VVD and Sons ("VVD"). After analyzing an unsigned agreement between the parties in association with provisions of the Copyright Act, the Court effectively held that VVD is the owner of the copyright in the 'coconut oil' endorsement video of Kajal, and that it has the right to communicate the endorsement video to the public during the term of copyright without any restrictions. In other words, the Court stated that Kajal does not have any control of her endorsement video...

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Even death won’t do us apart

There are celebrities, and then there are icons. And one name that probably tops the list of icons is Marilyn Monroe. The blonde actress never ceased to be out of the headlines when she was alive, and even when she is no more, her estate is fighting tooth and nail to keep her memory alive. However, the route taken to do so is not particularly agreeable, to say the least. Monroe’s estate has been fiercely litigious and has gained notoriety for suing anyone who is looking to capitalize on her fame. It should therefore come as no surprise that Monroe has...

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Voices and Celebrity Rights – Furlenco, Amitabh, Arvind, and Arnab

The featured image shows a mic in a sound recording studio. To read more about this, click here. Entertainment Law and Copyrights: Sound Recording, Literary & Musical Works and Right to Royalty – Part 3

Furlenco is a business that rents furniture, beds, etc. Their website claims quick setup, free home delivery, and affordable furniture. The business has been advertising extensively on radio and other forums. On hearing the advertisement, you cannot help, but associate the voices that form part of the advertisements with personalities like Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, Arnab Goswami , renowned news reporter, and Amitabh Bachchan, a leading film star. There is no doubt that these personalities are celebrities in India, and hold celebrity or publicity rights. Now, the question is whether the use of likeness to their voices amounts to...

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