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Kangana Ranaut Accused of Copyright Infringement, Delhi HC Allows Release of ‘The White Tiger’ on Netflix, Bob Dylan Faces USD 7.25 Million Lawsuit and more.
Kangana Ranaut Accused of Copyright Infringement, Delhi HC Allows Release of ‘The White Tiger’ on Netflix, Bitcoin Websites Asked to Remove White Paper After Copyright Infringement Claim, Bob Dylan Faces USD 7.25 Million Lawsuit, TikTok faces Source Code Leak and Written Evidence for UK’s Music Streaming Economics.
Kangana Ranaut Accused of Copyright Infringement
Ashish Kaul, the author of the book, ‘Didda: The Warrior Queen of Kashmir’ has claimed that, Kangana Ranaut’s film ‘Manikarnika Returns: The Legend Of Didda’ allegedly violates his copyrights.
Kaul had asked the actress to write a foreword for the Hindi version of his book in 2020 but had not got any reply either from her or her manager. He claims the story and book have been usurped by the actress who is on the verge of producing the second instalment to her Manikarnika franchise.
Delhi HC Allows Release of ‘The White Tiger’ on Netflix
The Delhi High Court refused to stay the release of the film ‘The White Tiger’ on Netflix after a plea by American producer John Hart Jr. Hart claimed that, there was an alleged violation of a literary auction agreement between him and the original author of the story, Aravind Adiga, which allowed the American producer to make a film out of the book.
However, once he realized Netflix was also in the process of making and releasing the film, he sent a cease and desist notice. Netflix argued that the OTT film release involved huge finances and goodwill that could be compromised if the release was stayed.
The court agreed that it will cause “serious and irreparable consequences to the defendants if the release of the film was stalled at this stage and that it could not arrive at a prima facie view that copyright was infringed.” Nevertheless, Netflix was asked to keep detailed accounts in case a copyright violation was proved later on.
Bitcoin Websites asked to remove Infringing White Paper
Bitcoin.org and bitcoincore.org received allegations of copyright infringement of the Bitcoin white paper from Craig Wright, alleged owner of the paper, the Bitcoin name and of bitco