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Indian Copyright Orders and Judgments – 2020

Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Ors. vs. Kimcartoon.to and Ors., Delhi High Court, CS(COMM) 275/2020 The plaintiffs in this matter are companies incorporated in the United States of America, and are involved in the business of creation, production and distribution of motion pictures and cinematograph films. The defendants in this lawsuit include several rogue websites that have provided users with free access to pirated content. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), were also included as co-defendants by the plaintiffs, along with several ISPs (Internet Service Providers). The plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against the defendants...

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Suggestions on the Amendment of the Copyright Act, 1957- Part III

Suggestions on the Amendment of the Copyright Act, 1957- Part III Section 31B Reasons for suggested amendments Section 31B provides for the issuance of a compulsory license to publish a copyrighted work for the benefit of disabled persons. The suggested amendments broaden the scope of the provision, and bring the nature of the license and the procedure for obtaining a license in line with the statutory license provisions under Section 31C and 31D. By permitting statutory licensing for such works, more organisations will be encouraged to engage in making works accessible, and the fixing of royalties by the Appellate Board will ensure proper revenue...

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Suggestions on the Amendment of the Copyright Act, 1957- Part II

Suggestions on the Amendment of the Copyright Act, 1957- Part II Section 18 Reasons for suggested amendments A frequent issue pertaining to Section 18, which outlines the rights which may be assigned and the exceptions, has been the right to receive royalties with respect to works forming part of a cinematograph film or sound recording. The current provision does not permit the author to waive or assign the right to receive equal share of royalties for the utilisation of such works, other than to copyright societies or to his legal heirs. More importantly, the proviso does not enlist the rights in the cinematograph...

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Suggestions on the Amendment of the Copyright Act, 1957- Part I

Suggestions on the Amendment of the Copyright Act, 1957- Part I The Hon. Registrar of Copyrights, through an email dated 14th October, 2020, invited suggestions on the amendment of the Copyright Act, 1957 in the light of changes brought about by use of internet, digitalization and an increasingly globalized market for digital content. On behalf of BananaIP Counsels, we have submitted the following recommendations and suggestions to the Registrar, and await positive changes in the Act. We appreciate the Registrar’s recognition of the changed situation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to revisit and carry out corresponding changes to...

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TikTok and Shopify sign E-commerce Deal, Sony Pictures Entertainment Merges Film and Television Divisions, LG Electronics Launches Streaming Platform and more.

E commerce and Licensing

TikTok and Shopify sign E-commerce Deal, Sony Pictures Entertainment Merges Film and Television Divisions, LG Electronics Launches Streaming Platform, Spotify reports surge in Subscriptions for Q3, Andhra Pradesh Govt. asks Centre to ban several Betting Apps and Websites, Reliance Jio Launches Online Gaming Competition and PUBG Mobile Officially Suspends Services in India. TikTok and Shopify sign E-commerce Deal The short-form video app TikTok, has recently signed a deal with Shopify, the Canadian e-commerce platform, to allow merchants to create “shoppable” video ads that drive customers to online stores. Shopify stated that, after its merchants select the product which they would like to promote,...

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T-Series issues Legal Notices to Video Platforms, Ford Motors denies Freeplay Music’s infringement claims and Court denies Taylor Swift’s motion to dismiss Infringement Lawsuit.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

T-Series issues Legal Notices to Video Platforms, Ford Motors denies Freeplay Music’s infringement claims and Court denies Taylor Swift’s motion to dismiss Infringement Lawsuit. T-Series issues Legal Notices to Video Platforms The music record label T-Series has recently issued legal notices to several social video platform including Bolo Indya, Mitron, MX Player's Takatak, Triller for allegedly using and infringing copyrighted work owned by T-Series. Super Cassettes Industries Private Limited, which is T-Series’ parent company, has asked each of these short-video platforms to pay around INR 3.5 crore in damage and render accounts of all revenues illegally earned by the platforms from the...

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Zoom considering Legal Action against Jio Meet,Travis Scott Faces Infringement Lawsuit,Twitter removes Trump Campaign’s George Floyd Tweets and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Zoom considering Legal Action against Jio Meet, Travis Scott Faces Infringement Lawsuit, Internet Archive Sued by Publishers, Twitter removes Trump Campaign’s George Floyd Tweets, Market Flooded with Fake Branded Masks and Writer of ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ Accused of Plagiarism. Zoom considering Legal Action against Jio Meet Jio Meet is the new video conferencing application launched by Jio Platforms, which is part of the Indian conglomerate company, Reliance Industries Limited. After the recent launch, Jio Meet was compared to the already popular video conferencing app, Zoom, because of the close resemblance of the presentation and interface of both these apps. Amid the lockdown due...

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Copyright and Information Technology Updates

IPAB issues public notice for fixing Radio Broadcast Royalties under the Copyright Act The Intellectual Property Appellate Board has issued a notification with reference to the application filed by Music Broadcast Ltd. and other radio broadcasters, requiring the IPAB to fix the royalties for communication of Sound Recordings to the public by way of broadcast through Radio under section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957 read with Rule 31 of the Copyright Rules, 2013. The purpose of this notification is to inform all those interested persons of the IPAB’s intention to fix royalties for broadcast of sound recordings through radio and to invite...

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The Shamnad Basheer Essay Writing Competition

The Shamnad Basheer Essay Writing Competition Prof. Shamnad Basheer was an Indian legal scholar, who focused mainly on Intellectual Property Law and was the founder of the blog Spicy IP. Prof. Basheer was often known as an IP luminary. The entire legal community was bereft last year, after his sudden demise. He was also the founder of Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education (IDIA), a trust which works on making legal education accessible for underprivileged students. In honour of its founder, Spicy IP has announced the first edition of the Shamnad Basheer Essay Writing Competition. The deadline for submissions...

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Facebook signs Licensing Deal with Saregama, Amazon and Slack sign Licensing Deal, OTT Release of Films irks Multiplex Owners and more

E commerce and Licensing

Facebook signs Licensing Deal with Saregama, Amazon and Slack sign Licensing Deal, Spotify and Saregama Sign Licensing Deal for India, OTT Release of Films irks Multiplex Owners and Gilead Inks Licensing Deal with Cipla for Remdesivir. Facebook signs Licensing Deal with Saregama Saregama recently signed a licensing deal with Facebook, which was just a couple of weeks after it signed a similar deal with Spotify, the music streaming platform. This deal will allow Facebook users to access Saregama’s wide range of music and add it to their videos, stories including their Facebook profile, via music stickers and other creative content. Since India...

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