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SXSW 2020 to be Launched on Amazon Prime Video, WMG and Spotify Sign New Deal, Tencent Acquires Stake in UMG and more

E commerce and Licensing

SXSW 2020 to be Launched on Amazon Prime Video, Warner Music Group and Spotify Sign New Deal, Chinese Conglomerate Tencent Acquires Stake in UMG and more. SXSW 2020 to be Launched on Amazon Prime Video The South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival, which is held in Austin, Texas, every year, has now been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The festival organisers have decided to hold the SXSW virtually this year, by launching it on the streaming platform, Amazon Prime Video. The films that were earlier going to be premiered at the SXSW festival in March, will now be presented by Amazon...

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NFL Quarterback Files Infringement Lawsuit Against Amazon,TikTok Threatened with Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, Apple Accused of Selling Pirated Music and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

NFL Quarterback Files Infringement Lawsuit Against Amazon, Pirate IPTV Service Faces Infringement Lawsuit, TikTok Threatened with Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, Apple Accused of Selling Pirated Music and more. NFL Quarterback Files Infringement Lawsuit Against Amazon American football quarterback, Lamar Jackson, recently filed an infringement law suit against Amazon, for promoting and facilitating the sale of products featuring Jackson’s likeness and registered trademarks without his or the NFL’s (National Football League) permission. Jackson already has his own apparel company called Era 8 Apparel, which officially sells merchandise that is endorsed by him. Jackson accused Amazon of selling products with the lines “Lamarvelous,” “Action...

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US District Court Rules in Favour of Videogame Developer,School Lessons on Harry Potter in Britain, Kickstarter Campaign Infringes Nintendo’s Copyright and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

US District Court Rules in Favour of Videogame Developer, School Lessons on Harry Potter in Britain, Kickstarter Campaign Infringes Nintendo’s Copyright, Supreme Court Upholds Sovereign Immunity of States and more. US District Court Rules in Favour of Videogame Developer In a recent judgment the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the unlicensed use or depiction of tattoos of the NBA (National Basketball Association) players in their videogame avatar did not amount to copyright infringement. A tattoo company called Solid Oak Sketches, which claims to hold an exclusive copyright licence for the tattoos of NBA players Eric...

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Copyright and Information Technology Updates

MeitY issues COVID-19 advisory to social media platforms The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has issued an advisory to all social media platforms warning them of the misinformation being spread with regard to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Since social media platforms are intermediaries as defined under the Information Technology Act, 2000, they have been directed by MeitY to follow the Intermediary Guidelines, as prescribed under the Act and inform their users to refrain from sharing or uploading anonymous data that could affect public order or be unlawful in any way. A copy of the advisory may be accessed here. Public Notice...

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Indian Copyright Orders and Judgments – 2020

Super Cassettes Industries Pvt. Ltd. vs. Prime Cable Network and Anr., Delhi High Court, CS(COMM) 594/2016 The plaintiff, in this matter, is in the business of producing and marketing music cassettes, compact discs, etc., in addition to producing and distributing films. Defendant no.1 is a large provider of ground cable network services in the State of Uttarakhand and defendant no.2 is an individual working for defendant no.1. The plaintiff claims to be the owner of a large number of copyrights in music and literary works, films and sound recordings, including Hindi film songs, non-film songs, and songs in regional languages. As...

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Copyright Statistics 2020

COPYRIGHT STATISTICS A total 0f 3903 applications for copyright registrations have been filed during the period of January and February, 2020. The maximum number of applications have been filed for Literary/Dramatic works and the minimum number of applications have been filed for Cinematograph Works. Month Literary/Dramatic Work Artistic Work Musical Work Cinematograph Work Computer Software Sound Recording Total January 1193 495 19 16 130 107 1960 February 1217 441 27 20 173 64 1943 Total 2410 936 46 36 303 171 3903   Authored and compiled by Neharika Vhatkar (Associate, BananaIP Counsels)  The Copyright Statistics Bulletin is brought to you by the Consulting/Strategy Division of BananaIP Counsels, a Top IP Firm in India. If you have any questions, or need any clarifications, please write to [email protected]  with the subject: Copyright Statistics. Disclaimer: Please note that the news bulletin has...

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Singer Josh Stone Files Infringement Suit Against Ariana Grande, Google wins Infringement Lawsuit, Apple Faces Infringement Suit for ‘Servant’ Show, and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Singer Josh Stone Files Infringement Suit Against Ariana Grande; Eden Project Artist Sues Botanic Garden Over Infringing Sculptures; EWHC Dismisses Infringement Claim against Google; Spotify and Time Warner End Indian Licensing Dispute; Apple TV+ Show ‘Servant’ Faces Copyright Infringement Suit; Federal Court orders Ed Sheeran to Reveal Concert Revenues and more. Singer Josh Stone Files Infringement Suit Ariana Grande Adding to the spate of infringement suits filed against popular musicians lately, pop star Ariana Grande has landed in hot water over the chorus of her song ‘7 Rings’. Singer Josh Stone has filed a copyright infringement claim against Grande and Universal...

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Zomato Acquires Uber Eats India for USD 350 million, Heineken Partners with James Bond, Apple Signs Deal with NBA, and more

E commerce and Licensing

Amazon to Launch Fleet of 10,000 ED Vehicles in India by 2025; Zomato Acquires Uber Eats India for USD 350 million; TikTok Signs Sub-Licensing Agreement to Monetise India Operations; Brand Heineken 0.0 Partners with James Bond; Spotify to Acquire Podcasting Network ‘The Ringer’; Apple Signs Music Deal with NBA and more. Amazon to Launch Fleet of 10,000 ED Vehicles in India by 2025 In a bid to increase energy efficiency and minimise adverse environmental impact, eCommerce giant Amazon has announced its commitment to deploying 10,000 electronic delivery vehicles (EDV) in 20 Indian cities by 2025. The vehicles will be three wheelers as...

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Amazon’s ‘Ring’ Security System Severely Criticised, Flipkart and Amazon under Investigation by CCI, Facebook Restructures its Privacy Features and more

Amazon’s ‘Ring’ Security System Severely Criticised; Flipkart and Amazon under CCI Investigation; Genentech Settles Trade Secret Lawsuit; FTC and DOJ Invite Public Comments for Draft 2020 VMG; Privacy Scandals Compel Facebook to Rework its Security Features and more. Amazon’s ‘Ring’ Security System Severely Criticised ‘Ring’, the home security company Amazon bought in 2018, has been criticised by  more than 30 civil rights organisations for arranging secretive deals with hundreds of police departments across the country. Amazon’s top hardware executive believe that the partnerships with over 400 police and fire departments around the US is good for the neighbourhoods and gives law enforcement officials...

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Affidavit Filed to Dismiss Chhapaak Lawsuit, YouTube’s Takedown System Criticised, Miley Cyrus Reportedly Settles Copyright Lawsuit, AI Generated Article Granted Copyright and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Affidavit Filed to Dismiss Infringement Suit Against Chhapaak; YouTube’s Takedown System- A Hassle for Content Creators; Miley Cyrus Reportedly Settles Copyright Infringement Lawsuit; New York’s MTA Issues Copyright Infringement Notice to Mapmaker; Shenzhen Court Grants Copyright to AI Generated Article; Supreme Cites ‘Fair Use’ Defence in Infringement Suit and more. Affidavit Filed to Dismiss Infringement Suit Against Chhapaak Meghna Gulzar, producer of the movie ‘Chhapaak’ filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against her, by Rakesh Bharti who claimed that he had acquired the rights to produce a film based on a story similar to...

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