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2019 Intellectual Property Statistics in India – Up, Up and away!

Intellectual Property Statistics 2019 for patents, industrial designs, copyrights, trademarks and geographical indications

For many, 2019 appeared to be a tumultuous year, legally and politically, while for others it was a year of radical but welcome changes. The view remains divided. Intellectual Property in India however, appears to have had a reasonably good year saving some deeply tragic losses such as that of IP luminary, Prof. Shamnad Basheer. In this post, we bring to you a recap of the patent statistics from 2019 and a comparison of these numbers with the statistics from 2017 and 2018. The data provided herein is calculated for the respective calendar years (January to December). The data is likely...

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Dance’s Literary and Dramatic Aspects: From Yakshagana Ballet to Yaksharanga

FROM YAKSHAGANA BALLET TO YAKSHARANGA

Academy of General Edu., Manipal Vs. Malini Mallya In a case involving Yakshagana, a form of ballet dance, the Supreme Court pointed out that literary and dramatic works acquire distinctive protection under the Indian Copyright Act. It stated that script of a drama acquires protection as a literary work, and that includes dramatic literature in its fold. However, dance, choreography, scenic arrangements and other aspects of ballet like works will be considered as dramatic works. Simply put, the script of a play is copyrightable as a literary work, and the movements, acting, choreography and arrangements are protectable as dramatic works. The case...

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Digital Rights Management

This post was first published on December 24, 2014.

 

Laws alone cannot eliminate copyright infringements. For the Copyright Law to take its course, there have to be effective detection of infringements and identification of infringers. Furthermore, as with any property rights, owners of copyrighted content have to take certain measures to protect their copyrights before expecting law enforcement to aid them. DRMs and ETMs are such measures a copyright owner is expected to take in order to protect his copyrights in the digital world. The term Digital Rights Management (DRM) broadly refers to a set of policies, techniques and tools that guide proper use of digital content. Simply put, a DRM system manages the appropriate use of content.

The major functionalities of this system are numerous. They include facilitating packaging of raw content into an appropriate form for easy distribution and tracking, protecting content for tamper-proof transmission, protecting content from unauthorized use and enabling specifications of suitable rights, which define the modes of content consumption. DRM systems also facilitate the delivery of content offline on CDs and DVDs; deliver content on-demand over peer-to-peer networks, enterprise networks, or the Internet; and provide ways of determining the authenticity of content and of rendering devices. Some of the popular controlled access techniques in use are encryption, electronic signature, digital watermarking etc.

Ideas, Concepts, Scripts & Stories – Protecting Ideas in the Entertainment Industry Part I

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This post was first published on 23rd April, 2014.   An idea may be defined as a thought, which cannot be seen, touched or heard. In other words, an idea is entirely intangible in nature. Ideas can be kept secret or commercially exploited, but to gain protection, they need to satisfy the threshold of originality and novelty. Even though ideas act as catalysts for various Intellectual Property protections, by themselves, they are not qualified to obtain protection. Since an idea, taken at face value, does not fulfill the requirements of protection, it allows more than one person to create work (tangible) based on the same idea. Infringement occurs only...

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Madras HC Prohibits Unauthorised Use of Ilaiyaraja’s Songs; DIPP Releases Draft Copyright (Amendment) Rules, Blackbeard Video Dispute Before SCOTUS, and more

Copyright and Entertainment Laws News

  Madras HC Prohibits Unauthorised Use of Ilaiyaraja’s Songs; DIPP Releases Draft Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2019; Bharat Leaked Online by Tamilrockers; Kawhi Leonard Sues Nike for Copyright Infringement; SCOTUS to Hear Copyright Dispute over Blackbeard Footage; Kanye West and Kid Cudi Claim Sampling is Fair Use; The Penny Hoarder Sues the Smart Wallet; Nickelodeon to Make Baby Shark Animated Series; YouTube Begins Disallowing Younger Minors from Live Streaming; ICC Partners with Social Media to Digitally Connect with Fans, and more. Copyright Quote "The Ilayaraja Judgment is very good news for authors of creative works in the film industry. It opens new licensing and...

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Delhi HC Clarifies Architect’s Moral Rights, Time Settles Dispute Over Embedded Tom Brady Tweet, INOX Screening World Cup Matches, and more

Copyright and Entertainment Laws News

  Delhi HC: Architect Cannot Prevent Demolition of His Work; Time Settles Dispute over Embedded Tom Brady Photo; Ai Weiwei Heads to Trial Against Volkswagen for Ad Featuring His Installation; Apple Courts Legal Trouble with Vegas Billboard; Daniel Wellington Unveils News Cricket World Cup Campaign; INOX to Screen India’s World Cup League Matches; Snap in Licensing Talks for Embedding Music, and more. Copyright Quote "Sharing, Suing and Settling is now a workable content commercialization strategy on social media." - Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, BananaIP Indian Copyright News Delhi HC: Architect Cannot Prevent Demolition of His Work The Delhi High Court has recently held that an architect of...

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SC Issues Notice to Govt over Regulation of Online Streaming Services, CBFC Replaces Bottle with Bouquet, SCOTUS Allows Suit Against Apple, Getty Sues ‘Her Campus’, and more

SC Issues Notice to Govt over Regulation of Online Streaming Services, CBFC Replaces Alcohol Bottle with Bouquet and Cuts Violence in John Wick 3, ‘Student of the Year 2’ Leaked on TamilRockers, US Supreme Court Allows Monopoly Suit Against Apple, Adobe Warns Users of Possible Copyright Infringement by Old Cloud Software, Getty Sues Online Magazine ‘Her Campus’ for Copyright Infringement, Eminem Loses Appeal for Enhance Damages in New Zealand, Photographer Sues Ariana Grande for Instagram Post, Google Volunteers in Australia’s Battle Against Piracy, Yeezy Sneakers Finally Receive Copyright Protection, Haas F1 Sponsor to Drop Stag Logo over Copyright Infringement Claim,...

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Spotify Loses Saregama Content, Nora Roberts Sues Author for Plagiarism, Mattel Expands Disney and Pixar Toy Collection, and more

Spotify Removes Saregama Content, MEITy Announces Fintech Awards for Promoting Digital Payments, Nora Roberts Sues Brazilian Author for Copyright Infringement, Mattel Expands Global Licensing Agreements with Disney and Pixar,Bitmax Signs Licensing Agreement with MTonomy, Twitter Inks New Content Deals with ESPN, Viacom and more Copyright Quote "Copyrights do not and cannot trump publicity rights, they are mutually exclusive" - Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 12% in the total number of copyright applications filed for the month of March as compared to the month of February. A total of 1731 applications were filed in the month of April, 2019....

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‘Gene Sequences’ Not Copyright Worthy!

Emergent Genetics v. Shailendra Shivam The Delhi High Court in the case of Emergent Genetics v. Shailendra Shivam looked into questions surrounding the protection of DNA sequences as copyright and confidential information. In this case, the Plaintiff had alleged that the Defendants had infringed their copyright over hybrid seeds developed by them. The Plaintiff had contended that DNA sequences were analogous to computer programs and could hence be afforded copyright protection. Also, it was their contention that the documentation surrounding DNA sequences could be protected as confidential information. The Defendants, on the other hand, alleged that the Copyright Act was inapplicable...

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‘Bala’ Infringement Suit, No Political Ads at IPL, IPRS License to YouTube, and more

Director Files A Suit Against Makers of ‘Bala’, Delhi Health Director Asks Centre to Restrict Tobacco Ads at Filmfare, No Political Ads During IPL 2019, Music Publishers Sue Peloton, Universal Music Wins ‘Generic Lyric’ Copyright Infringement Suit, Court Dismisses $4 Million Award Against Zillow , RNC Fends Off Copyright Infringement Claim Filed by Montana Photographer, Discovery India Partners with Dailyhunt for Short-form Content, Google Obtains IPRS License for YouTube, Facebook Signs Music Deals with T-Series, Zee and YRF , Hotstar Gets IPL Broadcast Rights in UK , Angry Birds Maker Rovio Overhauls Merchandise Licensing, and more. Copyright Quote “Every film must be...

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