Tag: Copyright Infringement

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Weekly News Updates: Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is a weekly news update on Copyright and Entertainment Law. Makers of “Top Gun: Maverick” sued for Copyright infringement A suit for copyright infringement has been filed against Paramount Pictures, the makers of the movie “Top Gun: Maverick”. This suit has been filed by the widow and son of Ehud Yonay, whose 1983 article ‘Top Gun’ inspired this movie’s prequel, “Top Gun”. They have claimed for damages including profits on grounds that Paramount Pictures failed to re-acquire the rights to…

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Weekly Updates: Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is a weekly news update on Copyright and Entertainment Law. Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Jhund’ Receives Relief from Supreme Court In a recent decision passed by the Supreme Court of India, the feature film ‘Jhund’ starring Amitabh Bachchan among others, was given the green light for screening on OTT platforms in the ongoing copyright infringement claim against the film. The copyright infringement suit was filed by Hyderabad-based director, Nandi China Kumar, who had earlier attempted to prevent theatrical release of ‘Jhund’ on…

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CASE BRIEF : Amazon Seller Services Pvt. Ltd. & Anr. vs Amazonbuys.in & Ors.

Facts The Plaintiff, Amazon Seller Services Pvt. Ltd., owns, operates and manages the India online marketplace at www.amazon.in on which lakhs of third-party sellers and buyers interact and conduct their transactions. Plaintiff No. 2, owns the trademark ‘AMAZON’ in various classes and copyright on the ‘AMAZON’ logos. Plaintiff No.2 has licensed its copyrights and trademarks to Amazon Seller Services, for the purposes of promotion, publication and merchandising within the territory of India. Amazon Seller Services alleged that the Defendants, Amazonbuys.in and others…

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Weekly News Update – Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is a weekly news update on Copyright and Entertainment Law.   Punjab and Haryana High Court mandates license for playing music at wedding functions In a recent decision, the High Court of Punjab and Haryana quashed a notice issued by the Registrar of Copyrights, which stated that the utilisation of any sound recordings in the course of religious ceremonies, including marriages, would not require any license to be taken, or any royalties to be paid. The impugned notice was issued in…

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Weekly News Update: Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is the weekly news update for copyright and entertainment law. Nykaa and L’Oreal settle the Copyright infringement Suit In November of 2019, the French cosmetic giant, L’Oréal had filed a civil suit in a Delhi District Court alleging copyright infringement owing to similarity of Nykaa’s certain packaging items with L’Oréal’s trademark ‘Maybelline’ brand. The suit was recently settled. Under the new settlement terms, L’Oréal has approved the modified artwork adopted by Nykaa. Additionally, L’Oréal is also seeking reliefs of damages,…

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Weekly News Update: Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is the weekly news update for copyright and entertainment law. Japanese publishing giants sue Cloudflare  Four giants of manga  publishing, Kodansha, Shueisha, Shogakukan, and Kadokawa, have filed a lawsuit in the Tokyo District Court against American web infrastructure company Cloudflare for infringing their copyright by hosting sites that distribute pirated manga on its servers. The publishers are seeking an injunction and a combined 400 million Yen (USD 3.5 million) in damages. Kodansha claims that Cloudflare’s policy of requiring merely an…

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Take Down of Infringing Content from Telegram

DocTutorials Edutech Private Limited v. Telegram FZ-LLC & Ors., Decided by Delhi High Court, on 25th January, 2022. A suit was filed by the Plaintiff against unknown Defendants No. 5 & 6 (referred to as John Doe), as well as any other persons associated with them, for releasing its the paid content  on a platform run by Defendants No. 1 & 2, i.e., Telegram. The Plaintiff Company provided online content for medical entrance exam preparations, through their website and mobile applications, and…

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Business of Issuing Copyright Licenses can be carried out by Copyright Societies “only”

Novex Communications v. DXC Technologies & Anr. Decided by: Madras High Court Decided on: 08.12.2021 Facts of the Case The Plaintiff was involved in a business of protecting the copyright for sound recordings – in the capacity of an assignee, or an agent of the copyright holders. In order to do so, the Plaintiff had entered into various agreements with the holders of the copyrights, and had obtained several rights related to the sound recordings – in particular, the rights for the…

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Weekly News Update: Copyright and Entertainment Law

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…

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Latest Indian Copyright Cases - 2021 - part 1

Latest Indian Copyright Cases – 2021 – Part 1

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…

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