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Weekly Antitrust and Data Privacy Updates

This week's Antitrust and Data Privacy Updates are as below - Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Federal Trade Commission Over Purchasing Within Meta Platforms CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is set to give his testimony in the case initiated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC has raised their objections to the purchase of the Virtual Reality (VR) content-making company, Within Unlimited. FTC argues that if this purchase by Meta is not blocked, it has the potential to create a monopoly in…

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Weekly Antitrust and Data Privacy Updates

This week's Antitrust and Data Privacy Updates are as follows - Google fined by CCI for Anti-Competitive Practices In the decision by the Competition Commission of India, passed on 21 October 2022, the antitrust watchdog slapped Alphabet Inc., the parent company of the tech platform Google, with a $162 Million penalty. The CCI adjudged Google to have abused its dominant position in the market, in relation to the Android Platform in the smartphone market. The decision passed by the CCI restrains…

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Latest Updates on Privacy - October, 2021 - Part I

Latest Updates on Privacy – October, 2021 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Privacy: Forced DNA tests a violation of Right to Privacy, holds Supreme Court of India The Supreme Court of India has held that DNA Testing should be carried out only in deserving and exceptional circumstances and not ordered on a routine basis. The Court stated that subjecting or forcing an unwilling person to undergo a DNA test without his or her consent will in turn amount to a violation of the…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - September, 2021 - Part IV

Latest Updates on Antitrust – September, 2021 – Part IV

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: Google sues Competition Commission of India (CCI) over investigation leak Search engine giant Google has filed a writ petition against the CCI, the competition watchdog, over reports that a confidential report of the CCI’s investigation over Google’s practices in the Android smartphone sector was divulged to news outlets. The writ petition seeks a direction that the CCI act to prevent any further unlawful disclosures, submitting that Google itself had not…

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Latest Updates in Antitrust - September, 2021 - Part III

Latest Updates on Antitrust – September, 2021 – Part III

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: BASF obtains favourable verdict for patent-licensing antitrust claims Chemical company BASF Corp has succeeded in their claims against rival chemical company Ingevity Corp for antitrust claims of tying a license to a patent to an obligation to buy the consequent product. The jury in this case had reached an award of $28 million, however, based on a provision of US federal antitrust law, the award is to be tripled to…

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Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust - 9th August to 15th August, 2021

Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust – 9th August to 15th August, 2021

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Privacy and Antitrust: Messenger voice and video calls to now be protected by encryption, announces Facebook In a move reminiscent of blacked out screens and garbled voices, social media platform Facebook on Friday announced that it would now be encrypting voice and video calls made from their social texting app Messenger, adding on to their policy of encryption of text chats. This is seen as a welcome move, given that Messenger…

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Copyright and Entertainment Laws News

Delhi HC Dismisses Sharechat Suit Against Bytedance, Google Restricts Android Licence to Huawei, Sony Playstation Diversifies into Film and TV, and more

  Delhi HC Dismisses Sharechat Suit Against Bytedance, Amazon Suspends Sales of e-book ‘BAPU’, Bala Sends Legal Notice to Vikram over 'Arjun Reddy' Remake, Google Restricts Android Licence to Huawei Amid US-China Trade War, Flobots Sues Logan Paul for Copyright Infringement, Copyright Suit between "Pepe the Frog" Creator and InfoWars Goes to Trial, Soul Singer Sues Jay-Z & Timbaland for Copyright Infringement, Bytedance to Launch Music Streaming Service, Netflix and Youku Sign Content Licensing Deal, Sony Signs Content Deal with Gismart…

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Google’s use of Java APIs in Android – fair use?

  The District Court of the Northern District of California held last week that Google's use of 37 Java APIs of Oracle does not give rise to copyright infringement liability because it is fair use. On remand from the Federal Circuit, in a Jury trial, Google's use of Java APIs and around eleven thousand lines of code was held to be fair use as it is meant to promote inter-operability and compatibility between programs. You may read our earlier post for…

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