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Indian Copyright Statistics-May to July 2021

Indian Copyright Statistics-May to July 2021

A compilation of the statistics for the Indian copyright applications during the months of May-July 2021, is given below. MAY AND JUNE  2021 In the month of June 2021 there has been an increase of 1865% in the total number of copyright applications filed, as compared to the month of May 2021. A total of 121 applications were filed in May 2021 and a total of 2378 filed in June 2021.  The majority of applications were filed for literary/ dramatic works…

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Indian Copyright Statistics

Indian Copyright Statistics-March to May 2021

A compilation of the statistics for the Indian copyright applications during the months of March-May 2021, is given below. MARCH AND APRIL 2021 In the month of April 2021 there has been a decrease of 4% in the total number of copyright applications filed, as compared to the month of March 2021. A total of 2275 applications were filed in March 2021 and a total of 2187 filed in April 2021. The majority of applications were filed for literary/ dramatic works,…

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Latest Indian Copyright Cases

Latest Indian Copyright Cases – 2021 – Part 2

This running post provides a summary of the latest Indian Copyright cases in 2021, decided by various Courts and tribunals in the country. 1. Mr. John Hart Jr. & Anr. vs. Mr. Mukul Deora & Ors, High Court of Delhi, CS (Comm) 38/2021 In this case, Plaintiff No. 1 claims to be vested with the exclusive copyright to make a movie adaptation of the book “The White Tiger” authored by Mr. Aravind Adiga by virtue of a Literary Option/Purchase Agreement dated…

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Copyright, Information Technology and eCommerce Govt. Notifications-2021

Ministry of Commerce and Industry introduces the Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021 The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued a notification, through the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), introducing the Copyright  (Amendment) Rules, 2021, with effect from 30th March, 2021. A copy of the rules may be accessed here. Meity introduces the IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has issued a notification, introducing the Information Technology…

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The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021- A Brief Note

The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021- A Brief Note The Government of India through the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MietY) has recently issued a notification, for implementing the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (2021 Rules). Apart from its application to intermediaries as defined under section 2(w) of the Information Technology Act, 2000, the new rules are applicable to Social Media Intermediaries (SMIs), Significant Social Media…

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The need for copyright protection: Number of works created as a function of copyright protection

This guest post has been authored by Sherry Shukla, a 2nd year B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) student at National Law University, Nagpur and Arpit Lahoti, 3rd year B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) student at National Law University, Nagpur. Any new product created, i.e., the information in its pure form, is a form of a public good, making it both non-excludable and non-rivalrous. Copyright allows the producer to internalize more of the benefits incurred of the formation of the work, i.e., and it makes internalization of work’s…

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Upcoming Event: Protecting IP through online enforcement

BananaIP Counsels, through Intellepedia, is happy to announce a webinar titled “Protecting IP through online enforcement”, an online event for content producers, trademark owners, and other IP owners. Individuals, and companies of all sizes, create intellectual property and make it available online in many ways including by selling products, offering mobile apps, or publishing pictures and videos. With the internet becoming the primary mode of content sharing at present, content creators commonly face situations in which their intellectual property is infringed…

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Online Enforcement of IP

Online Enforcement of IP Online infringement of Intellectual Property Online infringement takes many forms, from the sale of counterfeit or infringing products via the internet, to copying domain names and website content. The internet today has efficiently created a wide range of opportunities for business firms, companies, organizations, and individuals to communicate their brand messages and reach their target audience. However, keeping aside the internet’s openness, versatility, and global reach, its unregulated character has created a fertile ground for infringement of…

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Dancing with Intellectual Property

Dancing with Intellectual Property: A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

On December 13th, 2019, BananaIP Counsels conducted a seminar titled "Dancing with Intellectual Property" at its office in Bangalore. The event was attended by dancers, performers, and dance instructors, and witnessed active exchanges on the need for IP awareness for those in the field. Dr. Kalyan, Managing Partner of BananaIP Counsels, started the session with a discussion on the different types of intellectual property that could exist in a dance performance, and how each form of IP could be protected. He…

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Yoga Sequence is not Dance Choreography for Copyright Protection

Yoga Sequence is not Dance Choreography for Copyright Protection

Bikram Choudhury, a self-proclaimed yoga guru, published a book in 1979 entitled 'Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class', which contained a sequence for promoting wellbeing and energy levels, among others. His book contained twenty six yoga asanas and two breathing exercises selected, arranged and organised in a sequence. The sequence is required to be performed at 105 degree Fahrenheit to produce optimum results. Though the yoga poses were based on Hatha Yoga, Bikram claimed that he developed specific poses in a sequence…

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