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…
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…
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…
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,…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Later the last date was extended to 21st July, 2021.
The comments, suggestions and inputs have been provided in two parts. The first part…
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…
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…
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…
CAIT announces launch of eCommerce Portal, Rise in eCommerce sales in Middle East despite Covid-19, Telecom Licensing Terms amended by DoT, Samsung and Nokia ink Video Patent Licensing Deal, Spotify and Kakao sign Music Licensing Deal and Warner Bros. has partnered with Toybox.
CAIT announces launch of eCommerce Portal
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) announced that it is going to launch a mobile app for its eCommerce portal ‘Bharatemarket’ which is aimed at getting more small traders to sell…
CAIT embraces imposition of extra tax on foreign eCommerce companies, US Congress raises concerns over eCommerce FDI rules, New Cryptocurrency eCommerce market place launched, Court seeks Centre’s response on violations by Social Commerce Platforms, Court blocks Future Group’s sale of assets to Reliance Industries, Netflix tests ‘Timer Feature' for Android users, Twitch dominates Live Video Game streaming during Pandemic, Google announces closure of Stadia Game Studio, Spotify debut’s in South Korea, Warner partners with FMG to launch Music Licensing Platform,…