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Latest Updates on E-Commerce and Licensing – September 2021- Part II

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on E-Commerce and Licensing Amazon signs MoU with Gujarat The e-commerce platform Amazon India signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Industries and Mines Department, Gujarat Government with a view to provide a global platform to the homegrown businesses. As per the MoU, Amazon India will conduct trainings/ workshops/ webinars etc. for exporters and MSME owners from key clusters like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Bharuch, and Rajkot. Amazon will share expertise regarding B2C…

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Latest updates on e-commerce and licensing: September – Part 1

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on E-Commerce and Licensing : Govt. to re-examine e-commerce draft rules The government is facing significant criticism from both, the players of e-commerce industries and from various sections of the government over the  draft  e-commerce rules published in June. The draft rules contain various contradictions that are being flagged by the players and are seeking further amendments. “The definition of related party certainly needs some more clarity, otherwise it will be difficult…

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Draft E-Commerce Policy Has a Long Way To Go

  The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) issued a notification announcing the Draft National E-Commerce Policy on 23rd February, 2019 and inviting comments and suggestions from stakeholders. The Policy recognises the substantial growth of e-commerce and some of the opportunities and regulatory hurdles that accompany it. The Policy addresses the various concerns that have accompanied the rapid digitization of the economy and has chosen certain key areas that needs prioritization. Additionally, the Centre has highlighted the importance…

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Kindle eBooks, Amazon and Business of Licensing: Section 33 Non-Compliance?

Over the years, the copyright law was amended several times to achieve different objectives ranging from inclusion of new works and rights to protecting interests of authors. One of the amendments to Indian copyright law in 1994 related to creating an exclusive business zone for copyright societies, whose objective is to manage works of authors, publishers and owners and facilitate ease of licensing and royalty sharing. The amendment provided in Section 33 of the Copyright Act that only copyright societies…

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