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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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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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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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Copyright Statistics: January-March 2021

COPYRIGHT STATISTICS January and February 2021 There is an increase of 40% in the total number of copyright applications filed for the month of February 2021, as compared to the month of January 2021. A total of 2252 applications were filed in January and a total of 3166 filed in February.  The majority of applications were filed for literary/ dramatic and artistic works S. No. Type of Work Number of applications filed in the month of January 2021 Number of applications filed in the…

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Suggestions for Copyright Reforms by the TLF, NALSAR

The Technology Law Forum (TLF) at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad recently released a list of recommendations concerning copyright reform that were submitted to the Registrar of Copyrights. The biggest consideration that made its way into the recommendations was the interplay between the changes in technology law and copyright law. The recommendations were classified into five main categories as given below: Copyright and Creative Common Licensing of Government Works The Copyright Act, 1957 provides protection for works created by government departments,…

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Rihanna faces Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, Sherlock Holmes Lawsuit dismissed, Spotify launches Plagiarism Risk Detector and more.

Rihanna faces Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, Sherlock Holmes Lawsuit dismissed, Spotify launches Plagiarism Risk Detector, Gaming Companies settle Copyright Infringement Lawsuit and Trump argues about protection under the Anti-SLAPP Law. Rihanna faces Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Rihanna is being sued by King Khan and his daughter Saba Lou for allegedly using their song “Good Habits (and Bad), as part of an advertisement for the Fenty campaign. Both Khan and Lou claimed that, Rihanna used the song without their permission. The lawsuit claims that the…

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Suggestions on the Amendment of the Copyright Act, 1957- Part II

Suggestions on the Amendment of the Copyright Act, 1957- Part II Section 18 Reasons for suggested amendments A frequent issue pertaining to Section 18, which outlines the rights which may be assigned and the exceptions, has been the right to receive royalties with respect to works forming part of a cinematograph film or sound recording. The current provision does not permit the author to waive or assign the right to receive equal share of royalties for the utilisation of such…

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