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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media, and entertainment law updates are as below: Kerala District Court Issues Injunction Order Against ‘Varaha Roopam’ The Palakkad District Court in Kerala, issuing an injunction order in the copyright infringement suit against the song ‘Varaha Roopam’ of the superhit Kannada film ‘Kantara’, restrained the producer- Hombale Films, the director- Rishabh Shetty, the distributor in Kerala- Prithviraj Productions Pvt. Ltd., and streaming platforms from exhibiting, streaming, distributing or communicating to the public the film Kantara with the synchronised…

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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…

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The featured image shows Demi Lovato performing on a stage . The post is about the latest allegations of copyright infringement against Demi Lovato for her song 'Stars'. To know more , please click here.

Demi Lovato cannot “Let it go’’

Demi Lovato, an acclaimed singer is currently facing allegations of copyright infringement for her song ‘Stars’. Sleigh Bells has sued Demi Lovato in a California Federal Court, alleging that there exists striking similarities between Demi Lovato’s ‘stars’ and their band’s ‘Infinity Guitars’. ‘Infinity Guitars’ is one of the most popular and recognizable tracks of the band ‘Sleigh Bells’.  Demi Lovato’s song, ‘Stars’ was released last year as a bonus track in her album ‘Confident’. The song ‘Infinity Guitars’ was released in…

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DNC may face Disney’s infringement lawsuit

  We all know Donald Trump is a presidential hopeful, has been a savvy business man and somehow always manages to make or stay in the news. This time however it is not his doing. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has come up with a mascot which bears a striking resemblance to a famous Disney duck, but with the slight variation of Trump's blond mop of hair. The mascot is called “Donald Ducks” and will be used by the committee to…

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The featured image shows a picture of the actor Hrithik Roshan. The post is about the latest copyright infringement dispute regarding the film Mohenjo Daro. To know more, please click here.

Mohenjo Daro clears copyright infringement case

  The makers of the movie 'Mohenjo Daro' heaved a sigh of relief when the Bombay HC on August 2nd,2016 (Tuesday) dismissed a plea for an interim relief by the plaintiff who had alleged that the director of the movie had supposedly infringed his copyright in the script. The plaintiff, Akashaditya Lama had sent a legal notice to the producers of the movie Mohenjo Daro,director Ashutosh Gowariker and Hrithik Roshan, seeking a stay on the film’s production and release. He alleged…

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The featured image depicts the star wars movie banner. The post is about the IP asset and claims of lucasfim and disney. To read more click here.

May the (IP) Force be with you

Yes!!! The first part of the third and final trilogy of the now Disney owned Star Wars series is finally set to release in Indian theaters on 25th of December, a full week after the rest of the world, thanks a ton- Dilwale and Bajirao Mastani. But, as The Huffington Post correctly notes, it could be a lot worse, as is the case of China (9th January, 2016). And no, this article, unlike the many others surfacing elsewhere on the…

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Disney Sues Venezuelan Company

  Disney has always been extremely protective of its intellectual property. The company has been aggressively pursuing infringers who have tried to use its IP assets without authorization. The number of suit against these infringers has increased in the recent times, with the expansion of its IP portfolio due to its acquisition of Marvel Entertainment. There have been several instances of infringement concerning Disney films, such as 'Frozen', 'Star Wars' and the Marvel movies, which it pursued aggressively. Last week, Disney…

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House of Mouse Lands in Legal Trouble

What is it about? InCom Corp, a company that provides educational services, in a patent infringement lawsuit filed on 22nd April, 2015 with the federal court, claims that the Walt Disney Company has snagged three of their patents to track what people do and what they buy at the Walt Disney World. The California-based InCom Corp is seeking a jury trial and wants wide-ranging and unspecified damages. Disney introduced the “Magic Band” back in 2013, despite correspondence from InCom Corp…

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Did China Copy Disney’s famous track?

  The lack of snow for the  2022 Winter Olympics, is not the only reason why China is facing criticism. The recent controversy faced by the Chinese is with respect to the Official Song for the games, “The Snow and Ice Dance” which has raised some questions about its source. It has been noticed by keen listeners that the song sounds like a rip-off of  “Let It Go,” the popular ballad sung by Idina Menzel . “Let it Go” rose to prominence, as…

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