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Responding to Public Performance and Ground Licensing Notices

Responding to Public Performance and Ground Licensing Notices

Today, most discussions around modern entertainment licensing revolve around digital licensing, brand extension, merchandizing and community licensing. But, not much has been discussed by scholars about the emergence and the growth of ground licensing of public performance rights. For a long time, enforcement of public performance rights on the ground was limited to popular events, and record labels turned a blind eye to other use of sound recordings, lyrics and music compositions. However, that is fast changing now. From a copyright and entertainment attorney's perspective, the change can be attributed to Novex Communications, a privately held entity and registered copyright...

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‘Bala’ Infringement Suit, No Political Ads at IPL, IPRS License to YouTube, and more

Director Files A Suit Against Makers of ‘Bala’, Delhi Health Director Asks Centre to Restrict Tobacco Ads at Filmfare, No Political Ads During IPL 2019, Music Publishers Sue Peloton, Universal Music Wins ‘Generic Lyric’ Copyright Infringement Suit, Court Dismisses $4 Million Award Against Zillow , RNC Fends Off Copyright Infringement Claim Filed by Montana Photographer, Discovery India Partners with Dailyhunt for Short-form Content, Google Obtains IPRS License for YouTube, Facebook Signs Music Deals with T-Series, Zee and YRF , Hotstar Gets IPL Broadcast Rights in UK , Angry Birds Maker Rovio Overhauls Merchandise Licensing, and more. Copyright Quote “Every film must be...

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IPRS Re-registered, Mahesh Bhupati and Larra Dutta’s Insolvency Petition, Register Your DMCA Agents, Pokemon Awarded One Dollar, and more Weekly Copyright and Entertainment Law News and Updates

Indian Copyright Statistics,  IPRS re-registered as a copyright society, Mahesh Bhupathi and Lara Dutta filed insolvency plea against Gitanjali gems,  Re-register DMCA agents before 31st December,  Pokemon awarded one dollar in damages,  Indian film industry grows 10% every year, as per new report and more is presented by the Copyright and Entertainment Law Attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK "The bitter taste left by copyright societies in India cannot be easily sweetened by mere change of leadership"  - Dr. Kalyan C Kankanala INDIAN COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There was an increase of 1.5% in the total number...

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Sound Recording, Literary & Musical Works and Right to Royalty – Part 3

The featured image shows a mic in a sound recording studio. To read more about this, click here. Entertainment Law and Copyrights: Sound Recording, Literary & Musical Works and Right to Royalty – Part 3

Continued from Part 2, read part by clicking here. Music Broadcast Private Limited v. Indian Performing Right Society Limited, SUIT NO. 2401 OF 2006 Facts of the case The Plaintiff (Music Broadcast Private Limited) engaged in business of establishing, operating and maintaining FM Radio broadcasting stations in various cities of India sought a declaration that the Defendant (IPRS) is not entitled to demand or recover royalty and/or license fee in respect of broadcast of sound recordings at its FM Radio Stations. Further the Plaintiff sought a permanent injunction restraining the Defendant from demanding or claiming or making any claim in respect of or...

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Landmark Copyright-related Events in the year 2016- Part 2

The featured image is reads copyright as the post is about major copyright events that happened in 2016. To read more click here.

Hello readers, 2016 has been a year full of exciting changes. Almost too many. In this post and subsequent posts we will bring to you events that made headlines in the field of copyright law. Plan to block copyright.in by the Government In October of this year, the government took notice of a website called copyright.in, with the government stating that the website was a misrepresentation of the official website of the Copyright Office. This has been referred to relevant authorities by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. It urged those who wished to obtain copyright registration to desist from...

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I got (NO) power-IPRS restrained from issuing licenses by Delhi HC

The image says NON (non in french) written on a hand painted red. The article is about IPRS non longer being a copyright society. To read more click here.

  Not too long ago, the Delhi High Court meted out a very important decision with respect to the status of IPRS as a copyright society.  The suit was filed by Mrs Chitra Jagjit Singh (Plaintiff), wife of the late artist Mr Jagjit Singh and a popular artist herself, against IPRS (Defendant 1) for wrongfully issuing licenses with respect to her and her late husband’s copyrighted works. It was pleaded by the Plaintiff that IPRS was no longer a copyright society, for which it presented a letter addressed to the Govt. of India by IPRS denying its copyright society status, within the...

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