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Changes in Thackeray Biopic, Infringement at New Year’s Events, case against Jennifer Lopez, Mattel Loses Rights to DC Toys and More

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  Film Producers Move High Court against Illayaraja in Copyright War, PPL Moves Bombay High Court Anticipating Copyright Infringement at New Year’s Events, TRAI: No Blackout of Subscribed TV Channels in New Framework, Censor Board Demands Changes in Thackeray Biopic, Spotify Settles $1.6 Billion Infringement Suit, Bar Sued for Copyright-Infringing Karaoke, Wynn Resorts Sues Genting over Hotel Design, Jennifer Lopez Sued for Posting Own Photo, Mattel Loses Licensing Rights to DC Toys, Marvel Signs Merchandising Deals for New Spider-man Movie and China Resumes Commercial Approval for Video Games. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Copyright promotes creativity by proscribing the Right to Copy” -...

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Copyrights and Entertainment Law News

Netflix, Amazon Explore Voluntary Censorship, Petition Filed Challenging the Non-Voluntary Licenses Provisions of Copyright Law, Mahesh Bhatt's Jalebi Poster Inspired by 1950 Korean War Goodbye Kiss, Prince's Claims Infringement Against Piracy Network, Rod Stewart Sued for Mis-use of Image, Ownership of IP Address Insufficient for Infringement: US Court, Pottery Barn Debuts ‘Harry Potter’ Inspired Consumer Products, The Lord of the Rings free-to-play online game from Athlon Games, Huawei Optimizes More than Sponsorship of the Toronto Film Festival, Mattel Partners with the United Nations to bring Thomas into the 21st Century. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “There is no sense in owning the...

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Christian Dior Accused Of Plagiarism, Pranav Mohanlal’s ‘Aadhi’ In Copyright Trouble, Writ To Ban ‘Aami’, AIR Partnered With Amazon,And More Weekly Copyright And Entertainment Law News And Updates

Indian Copyright Statistics,  Fashion brand Christian Dior accused of plagiarism,  “Aadhi” is copied claims writer,  Petition filed against release of Aami, All India Radio Partnered with Amazon,  Canada’s FairPlay lobby’s for an Independent Piracy Review Agency,  Sony Music signs deal with Amazon and more is presented by the Copyright and Entertainment Law Attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Without freedom to offend, freedom of expression ceases to exist"- Salman Rushdie INDIAN COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There was an increase of 27.89% in the total number of copyright filings compared to the last week. A total of...

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Padmavati and Film Censorship: Fiction is Fact; Fact is Fiction!

Padmavati, the film based on Rani Padmini, has been the subject of controversy for a long time now. Though the revered queen's very existence is in question, members of the Rajput community, led by Karni Sena, started a protest against the film stating that the film defames their divine queen. Politicians quickly jumped onto the protest wagon, and voices for and against the Padmavati are now numerous. None of them have seen the film so far, but strongly believe that it distorts historical facts and defames the respected Rajput Queen. The going was tough for the film producer and director, Sanjay...

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Censoring The Intelligent Film Spectator


The recent Udta Punjab, Jolly LLB, Lipstick under my Burkah and Ka Bodyscapes decisions of the Central Board of Film Certification ("Censor Board") have raised questions and spurred debates about the   need for censorship by prior restraint in India. Judicial Review of some of the Censor Board's decisions, and their close to complete reversal by Courts highlights the subjectivity in the certification system, and one cannot help wondering if the circumstances under which the Cinematograph  Act, the  legislation that  brought prior restraint of films into effect , continue to prevail in today's social context. When the Constitutional validity of the...

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Film Expression and Censorship in India: Intelligent, Informed Spectator standard (Part 5)

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  Continued from Part 4, read part 4 by clicking here. Any concerns with respect to the content of films after certification may be addressed using the well accepted contemporary social standards test.[12] In other words, a film's contents must be assessed based on today's social context, norms and standards. The test must therefore assess a film from the stand point of today's spectator, and not a spectator of the last century. Intelligent, Informed Spectator The contemporary spectator, whose disposition is fast changing is an Intelligent, Informed Spectator with a Circumspect Mind. Unlike earlier, she/he is not an Innocent Spectator with a Gullible Mind, who...

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Censorship, Publicity Rights, Licensing, Merchandizing, Technology, Blockchain, Cases, Copyright Tips and more

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Censorship, Publicity Rights, Licensing, Merchandizing, Technology, Blockchain, Cases, Copyright tips and more, presented by the Media & entertainment law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Quote of the Week "Every film must be assessed through the eyes of the contemporary, Intelligent, Informed Spectator with a distracted mind, and not the outdated, Innocent, gullible Spectator of the past. The rapid progress of entertainment technology, and the emergence of novel modes and means of content distribution obviates the need for censoring public exhibition of films." - Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Renowned IP Attorney, Author and Professor. Copyright Cases Bhjopuri producer loses Copyright case...

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Film Expression and Censorship in India: Udta Punjab and Lipstick under my Burkah (Part 3)

Continued from Part 2, read part 2 by clicking here. Select Censorship Cases Religion, Women, Drugs, Decency, public order, Sovereignty and Integrity, all form the basis for CBFC's decision with respect to Udta Punjab, Had Anhad and Lipstick under the Burkah films. The disputes and controversies around the said films reflect the subjectivity inherent in CBFC's assessment and judgment. The fact that the Courts reversed all excisions made by the CBFC in two of the cases leads one to conclude that the decision making process of CBFC may not only be subjective, but also arbitrary. Udta Punjab Case[8] Written and directed by Abhishek Chaubey,...

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Dust settles down in the Udta Punjab row

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“Submitting to censorship is to enter the seductive world of ‘The Giver’: the world where there are no bad words and no bad deeds. But it is also the world where choice has been taken away and reality distorted. And that is the most dangerous world of all “ – Lois Lowry Indian film fraternity has now entered a new era where both realistic films as well as commercial films are equally appreciated by audiences.  The success of Gangs of Wassepur, Lunch Box and Wednesday are few examples of the changes happening to the mind set of today’s audiences.  While that...

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