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Copyrighted Music in Restaurants, Unlicensed Movies, and Storytelling Platforms

Copyrighted Music in Restaurants, Unlicensed Movies, and Storytelling Platforms

Through this blog post, we bring to you three copyright cases relating to ground licensing, movie licensing, and copyrights relating to storytelling platforms. While the licensing cases cover the consequences of using unlicensed and unauthorized copyrighted works, the storytelling platform case throws light on what is copyrightable and copying what amounts to infringement. Continue Reading Copyrighted Music in Restaurants, Unlicensed Movies, and Storytelling Platforms

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Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story- Injunction

Bombay High Court Grants Dynamic Injunction in Copyright Infringement Suit against Instagram Account Holders

Introduction BananaIP is pleased to report on a recent copyright infringement case that has captured the attention of the entertainment industry. In a legal battle initiated by the producers of the highly acclaimed web series, Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, the Bombay High Court has issued a significant ruling. The court granted a dynamic injunction against 32 Instagram account holders and unknown parties, commonly referred to as John Doe defendants. This article provides an overview of the case and…

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Global Music Junction Pvt. Ltd vs Annapurna Films Pvt. Ltd., & Ors.

Case Review: Delhi High Court Upholds Ruling in Global Music Junction Pvt. Ltd vs Annapurna Films Pvt. Ltd., & Ors.

Delhi High Court has ruled in favor of Keshari Lal Yadav and other defendants in a copyright infringement lawsuit brought forward by Global Music Junction Pte Ltd. The Court held that the Plaintiff had exclusive rights to all material created under their agreement prior to its termination, but lacked the ability to protect rights for future works. Continue Reading Case Review: Delhi High Court Upholds Ruling in Global Music Junction Pvt. Ltd vs Annapurna Films Pvt. Ltd., & Ors.

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Delhi HC Summons Triller, PEMRA Raids Cable Operators Over Indian Content, Adeia Inc. & FetchTV Renew IP Licensing Agreement

Delhi HC Summons Triller, PEMRA Raids Cable Operators Over Indian Content, Adeia Inc. & FetchTV Renew IP Licensing Agreement

Stay up to date with the latest news related to copyright infringement, PEMRA raids and IP licensing agreements. Read this post to learn more about Delhi High Court’s summons of Triller in a copyright infringement case filed by Yash Raj Films, PEMRA’s raid on Islamabad cable operators for airing illegal Indian content and Adeia Inc.’s media IP licensing agreement renewal with FetchTV for entertainment services in Australia. Continue Reading Delhi HC Summons Triller, PEMRA Raids Cable Operators Over Indian Content,…

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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media, and entertainment law updates are as below- Meta Not to Get Safe Harbour Protection for Copyright Infringement In a class action infringement suit brought by JL Cook, a sculptor, against Meta Platforms Incorporation, in Northern California federal court, the judge said that Meta may not be entitled to Safe Harbour Protection. Cook, alleged copyright infringement over his artwork depicting snakes and other reptiles, by enabling promotion and repost of Facebook Ads of counterfeit copies, in spite of…

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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media, and entertainment law updates are as below:   Karnataka HC Issues Contempt Notice to Congress Leaders in KGF Song Copyright Infringement Matter The Karnataka High Court issued notices to Rahul Gandhi, Jairam Ramesh, and Supriya Shrinate of the Indian National Congress in response to a contempt petition filed by MRT Music alleging that the respondents have not removed videos uploaded to the social media accounts of Congress and Bharat Jodo that infringe upon its copyright in KGF chapter-2's…

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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media, and entertainment law updates are as below: Music Video Artist Shenseea Sued for Copyright Infringement Stephanie Sarley, a visual artist known for her videos on “fruit art”, alleging copyright infringement of her artwork, has filed a lawsuit against popular Jamaican artist Shenseea over the 2019 music video of the song ‘Foreplay’. Sarley is known for her unique portrayal of “sensual fruit imagery” and is a popular content creator on Instagram. She claims that the music video allegedly…

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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media, and entertainment law updates are as below:   MRT Music files for Copyright Infringement against Congress and Bharat Jodo Yatra The Twitter Accounts for the Indian National Congress Party, and the Bharat Jodo Yatra, faced a temporary bloc recently over claims of copyright infringement. The order to block the Twitter accounts temporarily was passed by a Bangalore District Court, on complaints made by MRT Music. They alleged that the accused had used the made unauthorized use of the…

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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media, and entertainment law updates are as below: Kerala District Court Issues Injunction Order Against ‘Varaha Roopam’ The Palakkad District Court in Kerala, issuing an injunction order in the copyright infringement suit against the song ‘Varaha Roopam’ of the superhit Kannada film ‘Kantara’, restrained the producer- Hombale Films, the director- Rishabh Shetty, the distributor in Kerala- Prithviraj Productions Pvt. Ltd., and streaming platforms from exhibiting, streaming, distributing or communicating to the public the film Kantara with the synchronised…

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Weekly Copyright Media & Entertainment Law Updates

Weekly Copyright, Media and Entertainment Law Updates

This week's copyright, media and entertainment law updates are as below:   Songwriters signed away their right to sue for "Shake It Off" Taylor Swift provided sworn testimony in one of the several copyright infringement litigations she has been involved in over "Shake It Off" in August. The Artist’s lawyers now claim that the plaintiffs waived their right to sue when they signed publication contracts years ago. Taylor Swift stated, among other things, that she "had never heard the song Playas Gon'…

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