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Social Dimensions of Copyright Infringement and Enforcement: A Quick Reflection in the context of Sci-Hub Litigation

SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT

Like-Minded IP Teachers’ Working Group on Intellectual Property and Public Interest   Social Dimensions of Copyright Infringement and Enforcement: A Quick Reflection in the context of Sci-Hub Litigation☨   Jointly prepared by:   Prof. (Dr) N. S. Gopalakrishnan[i] Dr Arul George Scaria[ii] Dr M. Sakthivel[iii] Ms Anjana Girish[iv] Dr Vishnu Shankar P.[v] Prof. (Dr) T. G. Agitha[vi] Prof. (Dr) Anirban Mazumdar[vii]   Pathbreaking technological innovations have always contributed to different kinds of social tensions to which societies and legal systems have struggled to find amicable solutions[viii]. Unprecedented innovations in the field of information technology, which we started witnessing towards the end of last century and rapidly growing even today, is no exception to...

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Indian IP Orders and Judgments-2021

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1. Dassault Systemes Solidworks Corporation & Anr vs. Spartan Engineering Industries Private Limited & Anr., High Court of Delhi, CS (Comm) 34/2021 In this matter, the Delhi High Court deals with copyright infringement of software. Plaintiff No. 1 is a French company which has developed a software called ‘Solidworks’. This software facilitates modelling and development of products in a three-dimensional environment. Plaintiff No. 2 is a sister concern established by Plaintiff No. 1 to manage all its affairs with respect to ‘Solidworks’ in India. The Plaintiffs state that the software was developed by their employees as work for hire, and hence the...

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FLVTO.biz suggests RIAA to file lawsuit in Russia, Cox Communications requests delay in paying damages, Nintendo secures injunctions in Spain and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

FLVTO.biz suggests RIAA to file lawsuit in Russia, Cox Communications requests delay in paying damages, Nintendo secures injunctions in Spain and Japan to release new laws to regulate Cosplay. FLVTO.biz suggests RIAA to file lawsuit in Russia not US The Russian stream-ripping platform, FLVTO.biz in a new legal document heavily suggested that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) submit its complaint to a Russian Court. The ongoing dispute is with reference to a lawsuit against FLVTO.biz, 2CONV.com and the sites’ owner, Tofig Kurbanov, which was filed in 2018. The initial ruling in this matter was in the favour of the Russian...

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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.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

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...

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Indian Copyright Orders and Judgments 2020- Part III

Star India Pvt. Ltd. vs. moviestrunk.com and Ors., Delhi High Court, MANU/DE/0585/2020 This suit dealt with the issue of copyright infringement by various streaming websites that continue to provide access to illegal content. In this present matter, the Plaintiff, which was in the business of producing and distributing films, filed a copyright infringement suit against multiple defendants, who ran different streaming websites, for illegally streaming the plaintiff’s film ‘Mission Mangal’. The Plaintiff also included as defendants in the suit, those departments of the Government of India, which issue notifications with regard to blocking of the impugned websites. Prior to the release...

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Indian Copyright Orders and Judgments 2020- Part II

Raj Television Network Limited v. Kavithalaya Productions Private Limited and Ors., High Court of Madras, O.A. No. 446 of 2020 in C.S. (Comm. Div.) No. 244 of 202o The 1st defendant, is a producer and first owner of the entire copyright with respect to each one of the said 34 movies and the 1st defendant had assigned and transferred the rights now sought to be protected by the plaintiff by an agreement dated 06.02.2001 for a consideration of INR 65, 00,000/- (Rupees sixty five lakhs) for a period of 99 years. The plaintiff had agreed not to assign any further rights...

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Indian Copyright Orders and Judgments 2020-Part I

Music Broadcast Limited and Ors. v Tips Industries Ltd. and Ors., The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), OP (SEC-31D)/3/2020/CR/NZ The issue of the amount of license fee payable by the FM Radio companies to the music companies has been the subject matter of dispute for long time. As a result of this, the court decided ten similar applications by this one order. The Copyright Amendment Act, 2012 introduced Section 31D which provides a statutory license to all broadcasting organizations desirous of communicating to the public by way of a broadcast, provided that such broadcasting organization will pay the owner of such...

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Indian Copyright Orders and Judgments – 2020

Music Broadcast Limited and Ors. v Tips Industries Ltd. and Ors., The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), OP (SEC-31D)/3/2020/CR/NZ The issue of the amount of license fee payable by the FM Radio companies to the music companies has been the subject matter of dispute for long time. As a result of this, the court decided ten similar applications by this one order. The Copyright Amendment Act, 2012 introduced Section 31D which provides a statutory license to all broadcasting organizations desirous of communicating to the public by way of a broadcast, provided that such broadcasting organization will pay the owner of such...

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CB-CID directed to register Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, Cox Communication ordered to pay compensation of USD 1 Billion and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

CB-CID directed to register Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, Defunct Rapid Share acquitted of Mass Copyright Infringement and Cox Communication ordered to pay compensation of USD 1 Billion. CB-CID directed to register Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Novex Communication Pvt. Ltd. (Novex) filed a copyright infringement complaint with the Chief Metropolitan Court, in Egmore, Chennai, which found that a cognizable offence was substantiated in the complaint. In an event for release of ‘Master’ movie, various songs were played, over which Novex claimed to hold copyrights on-ground performance. Owing to inaction on the complaint filed by Novex, it moved to file a copyright infringement suit before the...

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Netflix sued by Author for Copyright Infringement, Nicki Minaj sued for Copyright Infringement and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Delhi HC allows Intervention Applications in Copyright Infringement Case, Netflix sued by Author for Copyright Infringement, Dharma Production Summoned over Copyright Infringement Allegations, Dharma Production Summoned over Copyright Infringement Allegations and Nicki Minaj sued for Copyright Infringement. Delhi HC allows Intervention Applications in Copyright Infringement Case The Delhi High Court allowed the intervention application of the Delhi Science Forum that asserted that Indian law does not allow for the commercialisation of and profiting from scientific knowledge which was considered to be a “public resource.” They insisted that the access to material on websites like Sci-Hub and LibGen amounted to “fair dealing and...

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