This is the weekly news update for copyright and entertainment law.
Tencent sues ByteDance over infringement claims
Tencent, the Chinese technology conglomerate, has recently sued ByteDance, which is another Chinese internet technology company that owns the short video platform “Douyin”. According to the claims made by Tencent, infringing content from the show “Crime Crackdown” was being made available on Douyin. Crime Crackdown was produced by Tencent’s film production subsidiary, Tencent Penguin Pictures, which owns the rights to the show.
Douyin has stated…
1. Sony Pictures Network India Pvt. Ltd. vs. www.sportsala.tv And Ors., High Court of Delhi, CS(COMM) 289/2021
In this case, Sony Pictures filed a suit against numerous defendants primarily praying for a permanent injunction against reproducing, making available, distributing, broadcasting, and so on of the cricket matches between India's tours of England and Sri Lanka. During the pendency of the suit, Sony Pictures prayed for an interim injunction asking for more or less similar reliefs.
The Court granted an injunction in…
Google wins against Oracle’s Code Theft Claim, Musician sues Rockstar Games for Copyright infringement, COPA sues Craig Wright over Bitcoin Copyright claim, Youtube introduces ‘Checks’ for Copyright violations, Marshmello wins ‘Happier’ Copyright case against ARTY and Sky wins Copyright infringement claim against show Pirater.
Google wins against Oracle’s Code Theft Claim
The US Supreme Court decided in favor of Google in a case filed by Oracle. The complaint filed by Oracle accused Google of copying their software code used to make…
TuneIn Loses Appeal in UK infringement Lawsuit, Nike sues MSCHF for copyright infringement, Goldsmith wins copyright infringement suit against Warhol's work, Publishing company Wiley emphasizes importance of open access and legal sustainability and Brexit does not hasten exit from EU Copyright Law.
TUNEIN LOSES APPEAL IN UK INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT
In the original ruling in 2019, the UK High Court decided against the San Francisco-based digital radio service and ruled that it breached the copyright of the music companies through unlicensed streams…
Rapper Tekashi 6is9ine sued for copyright infringement on his hit single ‘Gooba’, Court grants Pinterest’s motion to dismiss in a copyright infringement suit filed by a Photographer, Developer Katrina Parrott sues Apple for alleged copyright infringement over use of multi-racial emojis, The Dubai Taxi Corporation issued Ghanaian Rapper a cease and desist notice, Justice League accidently released on HBO Max, The Mail must publish its own defeat in suit against Meghan Market on the first page, CJEU rules that framing…
French Court fines Jeff Koons for Copyright Infringement, VPN Provider sued for Privacy Violation, US Copyright Office issues New Group Registration notice, English High Court orders ISPs to block Music Piracy Sites, Supreme Court suggests screening Online Content.
French Court fines Jeff Koons for Copyright Infringement
In 2015, a lawsuit was filed against Jeff Koons and the Centre Pompidou for copying a photographer’s photo for an ad campaign for the clothing line Naf Naf. The disputed photograph shows a female…
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…
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…
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’…
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…