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Censoring The Intelligent Film Spectator

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The recent Udta Punjab, Jolly LLB, Lipstick under my Burkah and Ka Bodyscapes decisions of the Central Board of Film Certification ("Censor Board") have raised questions and spurred debates about the   need for censorship by prior restraint in India. Judicial Review of some of the Censor Board's decisions, and their close to complete reversal by Courts highlights the subjectivity in the certification system, and one cannot help wondering if the circumstances under which the Cinematograph  Act, the  legislation that  brought prior restraint of films into effect , continue to prevail in today's social context. When the Constitutional validity of the...

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INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE – Part 1

IP News Center : INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE

The name or title is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of a movie which creates a distinct identity for it among audience. Around the globe, the movie makers give a lot of thought and importance in choosing a unique distinct title or name for their film so that the movie could prove to be popular and a blockbuster hit among all classes of audience. This association of title to a film brings the interested audience to watch the film in theatres as well as associate it with producers which makes it commercially viable. While choosing a title for a film,...

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