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Weekly Updates: E-Commerce and IP Licensing News

Weekly news updates for the E-commerce and Licensing domain. Google once again ventures into E-Commerce After previously having tried to follow Amazon’s model for an E-commerce platform and being unsuccessful, Google is once again keen on venturing into E-commerce services. Through its second take at launching an E-commerce platform, Google intends to mainly compete with Amazon, which has thrived by offering digital space to small retailers. However, Google will challenge Amazon’s market position by offering an alternative digital market space to…

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Weekly Updates: E-Commerce and Licensing News

Weekly news updates for the E-commerce and Licensing domain. Amazon's Smart Commerce program Amazon has recently launched an initiative called Smart Commerce in India, to help small retailers and local shops to create their own digital stores, in addition to its existing E-commerce platform. This new initiative will also allow store owners to offer an in-store shopping experience to their walk-in customers. Through the Smart Commerce initiative, stores of any size can sign up to be a part of this program…

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LATEST UPDATES ON ECOMMERCE AND LICENSING – 20TH AUGUST TO 27TH AUGUST, 2021

A dull Independence Day for e-commerce platforms Various e-commerce platforms use I-Day to multiply their sales by providing heavy discounts. This year saw a change in this pattern. Amazon and Flipkart, the two e-commerce giants chose not to aggressively campaign their I-Day sale. The Competition Commission of India (CCI)’s current investigation on the allegations of deep discounting by e-markets had resulted in a low-key Independence Day sale. The Government also plans on proposing changes like banning flash sales, mandating platforms…

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Latest Updates On Ecommerce And Licensing – 13th August To 19th August, 2021

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on eCommerce & Licensing: E-Commerce in India to touch $40 billion by 2030: Report As per the report - Value E-commerce: The next big leap in India's retail market, India is set to touch new heights in the field of e-commerce. Currently, the e-commerce market is valued at $4 billion and as per the report, this figure is to touch $20 billion by 2026 and $40 billion by 2030. The main reason…

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Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust - 9th August to 15th August, 2021

Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust – 9th August to 15th August, 2021

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Privacy and Antitrust: Messenger voice and video calls to now be protected by encryption, announces Facebook In a move reminiscent of blacked out screens and garbled voices, social media platform Facebook on Friday announced that it would now be encrypting voice and video calls made from their social texting app Messenger, adding on to their policy of encryption of text chats. This is seen as a welcome move, given that Messenger…

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Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust - 1st August to 8th August, 2021

Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust – 1st August to 8th August, 2021

This is a rundown of last week's news updates on Privacy and Antitrust: ZOOM to ‘breakout’ the bank, decides to settle US privacy class action for $85 million Zoom, a leading virtual conferencing app, has decided to end a privacy infringement class action suit filed against it by users who alleged that Zoom’s sharing of users’ personal data with Facebook, Google and LinkedIn resulted in violation of their privacy. While maintaining that they had committed no wrongdoing in the alleged action,…

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Comments and Suggestion on the Proposed eCommerce Rules

Comments & Suggestions on the Proposed E-Commerce Rules (2021)

Background On 23rd July, 2020 the Central Government had notified the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020. The Department of Consumer Affairs on 21st June, 2021 published the proposed amendments to Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 and had sought views/ comments/ suggestions to be sent within 15 days, i.e., by 6th July, 2021 by email to js-ca@nic.in. Later the last date was extended to 21st July, 2021. Structure The comments, suggestions and inputs have been provided in two parts. The first part…

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Netflix and Sony Strike Groundbreaking Licensing deal, Benetton India and Timex ink Licensing deal, WhatsApp announces eCommerce Friendly Business Features and more.

Chingari and Koinange Records collaborate on Licensing deal, Netflix and Sony Strike Groundbreaking Licensing deal, Benetton India and Timex ink Licensing deal, WhatsApp announces eCommerce Friendly Business Features and The Integration of Social Media and eCommerce. Chingari and Koinange Records collaborate on Licensing deal Chingari, the India-based short video app, has struck a licensing deal with Koinange Records and the alliance is said to promote localised content in every language on the video app. Koinange records is also set to collaborate…

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E commerce and Licensing

Saregama and Triller Enter into Global Music Licensing Deal, TikTok inks Licensing deal in South Africa, Maharashtra Govt.’s Guidelines for E-Commerce and Food Delivery Firms and more.

Maharashtra Government Releases Guidelines for E-Commerce and Food Delivery Firms, Significance of Growth of eCommerce policy in India, MasterCard’s report details growth of eCommerce in 2020, Shopify to get an eCommerce Grocery-Selling App, Saregama and Triller Enter into Global Music Licensing Deal and TikTok inks Licensing deal in South Africa. MAHARASHTRA GOVT. RELEASES GUIDELINES FOR E-COMMERCE AND FOOD DELIVERY FIRMS On April 4th 2021, the Maharashtra Government released a “Break the Chain” order. Effective from April 10th 2021, the order requires…

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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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