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Amazon expands Support for Multiple Indian Languages, Streaming Platforms choose Self-regulation over Statutory Rules and more.

E commerce and Licensing

Amazon expands Support for Multiple Indian Languages, Streaming Platforms choose Self-regulation over Statutory Rules, Social Media Platforms and Advertisers check Harmful Content, Pakistan bans Dating Apps citing Immoral Content and Chingari and T-Series sign Licensing Deal. Amazon expands Support for Multiple Indian Languages The E-commerce giant, Amazon, has recently added support for a few more Indian languages on its website and apps. Apart from the previously added support for Hindi, which is the most popular language in India, Amazon’s apps and devices now also support Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam and Kannada, in a bid to add hundreds millions of new users. This...

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Advisory & Consultations for Artists During Lockdown

Advisory & Consultations for Artists During Lockdown

With the onset of COVID 19 and the extended lockdown, artists, singers, dancers, actors and performers have rapidly adopted online options to reach their audiences.  If you are providing web based classes or are giving live and recorded performance online, have you taken the necessary measures to protect your intellectual property? There are several laws and regulations that apply to your intellectual creations, from copyrights and trademarks, to cyber laws.  There are also elevated concerns at this time due to the increased misuse and infringement online by people looking to illegally benefit from others’ songs, choreography, films, and performances.  Online platforms...

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Online Enforcement of IP

Online Enforcement of IP Online infringement of Intellectual Property Online infringement takes many forms, from the sale of counterfeit or infringing products via the internet, to copying domain names and website content. The internet today has efficiently created a wide range of opportunities for business firms, companies, organizations, and individuals to communicate their brand messages and reach their target audience. However, keeping aside the internet’s openness, versatility, and global reach, its unregulated character has created a fertile ground for infringement of copyrighted content, trademarked brand names and logos, and registered designs. In the broadest sense, online IP infringement covers the sale of counterfeit...

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Google and Youtube Lose Copyright Infringement Battle,Liam Hemsworth Sued for Copyright Infringement,Diego Maradona Cries Foul Against Dolce and Gabbana and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Google and Youtube Lose Copyright Infringement Battle; Disney and Lucas film Sue Mouseprint Media LLC for Copyright Infringement; Bella Hadid Sued for Posting Infringing Pictures; Liam Hemsworth Sued for Copyright Infringement; Diego Maradona Cries Foul Against Dolce and Gabbana; Rebel Wilson Hit with Federal Law Suit for Infringement; Lawsuit Against Apple: Apple Music Streams without Proper License; Mighty Music Player Now Compatible with Amazon Music; The Holy Trifecta to Create an Open-Source Smart Home Standard and more. Entertainment Law News Google and Youtube Lose Copyright Infringement Battle Suneel Darshan, proprietor of Shree Krishna International, a film production company, filed a permanent injunction...

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Cyber Monday Sales Amount to USD 9.4 billion, Scheme of Differentiation Brought to You by Apple Music, Instagram to Verify Ages of New Users and more

E commerce and Licensing

India’s Position Improves on B2C eCommerce Index; Smart Phone Sales Amount to USD 9.4 Billion spent on Cyber Monday; Setback to Pharmaceutical Sales Online; The Scheme of Differentiation Brought to You by Apple Music; Instagram to Verify Ages of New Users; BBC’s CBeebies Now Available on Voot Kids App; Michelin Guide, Trip Advisor and its Subsidiary: A Strategic Alliance; Jay-Z's music back on Spotify after Two Year Hiatus and more. India’s Position Improves on B2C eCommerce Index The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) Business-to Consumer (B2C) eCommerce index 2019 pegs India in the 73rd position out of the 152...

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California Joins Facebook Investigation, Amazon Accused of “Tying” by Online Merchant, Facebook Pulled Up Over Fake Ads and more

This is Part II of the IP Privacy and Anti-trust news for the week of 11th November, 2019. Part I is available here. California Joins the Facebook Investigation Cavalcade; Amazon Accused of “Tying” by Online Merchant; Lavazza Dragged to Court by Amazon Reseller; Tik Tok Responds to Allegations of National Security Risk; Facebook Pulled Up Over Fake Ads and more.  California Joins the Facebook Investigation Cavalcade Over the last couple of months, nearly every US state has announced investigations into antitrust or privacy-related matters of Google or Facebook, or both. Conspicuous by its absence from that list was the home of Big Tech...

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Facebook Sues Israeli Company for WhatsApp Hack, SVP Sues Juul for 1 Million Contaminated Pods, ACCC Accuses Google of Misleading Users and more

New Facebook Preventive-Health Tool Vows Strict Privacy Safeguards; Mis-handling of Data Leads to iPhone Update, Users can Now Delete Siri Recordings; Facebook to Pay Fine USD 644k for Role in the Cambridge Analytica Scandal; Facebook Sues Israeli Company for WhatsApp Hack; Dating Sites Under Scrutiny to Comply with Dutch Privacy Laws; Increase in Antitrust Scrutiny has Ramped Up Tech Firm Lobbying; Female UK Politicians Support Meghan Against Press Coverage; Google's Acquisition of Fitbit Requested to be Halted; Zuckerberg Defends Controversial Purchase of Instagram; LADOT's Request for Bike Rider Data Denied by Uber; ACCC Accuses Google of Misleading Users; Apple had...

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YouTube Wins Against Copyright Troll, Queen Complaint Gets Another Trump Video Off Twitter, Katy Perry Appeals Copyright Infringement Judgement and more

YouTube Wins Against Copyright Troll; Queen Complaint Gets Another Trump Video Off Twitter; Katy Perry Appeals Copyright Infringement Judgement; Vietnam Bans the Film ‘Abominable’; Ujda Chaman and Bala Lock Horns at the Box Office; Sajid Khan Sends Notice for Not Getting Credit; Joker Leaked on Tamilrockers and more. International News YouTube Wins Against Copyright Troll YouTube has recently settled a matter against troll named Christopher Brady, who was accused of issuing false notices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).  The lawsuit against Brady was filed in August of this year, after YouTube found that he targeted Minecraft and gaming creators "Kenzo" and "ObbyRaidz"...

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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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Script Writer Sues Paramount, Jerry Seinfeld Wins Over Time Barred Infringement Claims, Facebook Blocks Links to The Pirate Bay and more

Script Writer Sues Paramount; Travis Scott Settles Infringement Suit for USD 20 Million; Jerry Seinfeld Wins Over Time Barred Infringement Claims; Facebook Blocks Links to The Pirate Bay; Iranian Music Streaming Site Blurs Out Images of Female Artists; Delhi HC Orders Facebook and Google to Remove MeToo Posts; Bombay HC Provides Relief to IMPAA and more.   International News Script Writer Sues Paramount Joe Carlini, a script writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in a California court against major production house Paramount Pictures, screenwriters and other associated entities.  Carlini has alleged that some ideas in the 2019 movie “What Men Want” were stolen...

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