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

Suggestions on the Amendment of the Copyright Act, 1957- Part I The Hon. Registrar of Copyrights, through an email dated 14th October, 2020, invited suggestions on the amendment of the Copyright Act, 1957 in the light of changes brought about by use of internet, digitalization and an increasingly globalized market for digital content. On behalf of BananaIP Counsels, we have submitted the following recommendations and suggestions to the Registrar, and await positive changes in the Act. We appreciate the…

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Copyright Applications Up by 22%

COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is an increase of 22% in the total number of copyright applications filed for the month of October as compared to the month of September. A total of 1636 applications were filed in the month of September, 2019. The majority of applications were filed for literary works and artistic works.   Sl. No Type of Work Number of Applications Filed in the Month of September 2019 Number of Applications Filed in the Month of October 2019 Change Percentage Change 1 Literary/ Dramatic Work 845   969   124 Increase of 14% 2 Artistic Work 586   394   192 Decrease of…

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Copyright Statistics

COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is a decrease of 3% in the total number of copyright applications filed for the month of September as compared to the month of August. A total of 1621 applications were filed in the month of September, 2019. The majority of applications were filed for literary works and artistic works. Sl. No Type of Work Number of Applications Filed in the Month of August 2019 Number of Applications Filed in the Month of September 2019 Change Percentage Change 1 Literary/ Dramatic Work 1024 845 179 Decrease of 17% 2 Artistic Work 511 586 75 Increase of…

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It is Fair and Enabling – Data Mining from JNU Depot

Author: Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala Data Mining in today's context is not limited to collection, organisation, management, searching and displaying of relevant data, it means much more than that, and includes creation of information, knowledge and intelligence from data sets, among others. At a basic level, data mining involves extraction of data, which is mostly done by using data mining software, applications or tools, and analysing the extracted data for a defined purpose. The data sets extracted may be further used…

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Copyright and eCommerce Law News: Apple Sues Corellium for Copyright Infringement, YouTube Sues Copyright Troll for Extortion, US Govt Supports Led Zepplin in Infringement Case and more

Delhi HC Issues Order Against Piracy Sites; Season 2 of Netflix Original Sacred Games Subject to Rampant Piracy; Apple Sues Corellium for Copyright Infringement; YouTube Sues Copyright Troll for Extortion; US Govt Supports Led Zepplin in Infringement Case; Pakistan Bans Sale of Indian Film CDs; CBS and Viacom Merge to Form ViacomCBS; YouTube Updates Policy to Protect Content Creators from False Copyright Claims; Porsche Taycan to Stream Apple Music directly into the car; Government e-Marketplace (GeM) to be Restructured as…

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