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Twitch Bans Gamers for Streaming a Copyrighted Debate, Flipkart Enters the Video Streaming Market, Karigar Store-Latest Addition on the Amazon Website and more

Copyright and Entertainment Laws News

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is All Set to Monitor Digital Media; US Senate Judiciary Committee approves the Small-Claims Copyright Bill (CASE Act); Twitch Bans Gamers for Streaming a Copyrighted Debate; Flipkart Enters the Video Streaming Market; Facebook to Launch a Dedicated News Section; Karigar Store-Latest Addition on the Amazon Website; Fed-Ex Ends Partnership with Amazon and more. NATIONAL The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is All Set to Monitor Digital Media For the purpose of monitoring the media better, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry issued a notification on 7th August 2019, declaring that it is on the hunt for an agency for compiling...

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Mind your L’s and M’s: Licensing & Merchandising – Part 1

This Image depicts the images of various Merchandized Products. This Image is relevant as the article deals with the Licensing and Merchandizing in Entertainment and Sports Sector. Click on this Image for more Information.

This post was first published on 2nd September, 2014.   Merchandising is an extension of a brand into new categories. Any merchandise is created by securing license of different Intellectual Properties such as themes, images, songs or dialogues of a film, characters etc. It is in the past decade that Movie Merchandise and Character Merchandise has gained popularity in India. According to the industry reports, global licensing & merchandising is a huge business with its top 125 licensors accounting for sales amounting to more than US$ 184 billion. Disney is the largest global player and has generated sales of US$ 28.6 billion in...

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India’s Copyright Societies & Collective Rights Management – Part VI

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This post was first published on 4th August, 2014.   The primary purpose of a Copyright Society, also referred to as a Copyright Collective, is Collective Rights Management. A typical society acts as a middle man between authors/owners of copyrighted works and the Licensees of such works. Simply put, authors transfer all or some of their rights to the society and the society, in turn, licenses those rights, collects royalty and distributes the royalty among authors. The society also collects an administrative, management or facilitation fee for this activity. Such fee is normally in the range of 10-15% of the license fee. Collective...

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Swiss Supreme Court Finally Approves Registration of the Sign “APPLE”, Xiaomi Introduces Mimoji Similar to that of Apple’s Memoji, Federal Court Holds Amazon Liable for Defective Third-Party Goods, and more

Copyright and Entertainment Laws News

Xclusive-Lee Responds to Gigi Hadid’s Fair Use Defence; Swiss Supreme Court Finally Approves Registration of the Sign “APPLE”; Xiaomi Introduces Mimoji Similar to that of Apple’s Memoji; Federal Court Holds Amazon Liable for Defective Third-Party Goods; Apple Music has Crossed 60 Million Subscribers; A&M Studio and OneLoop Collaborate to Expand Digital Music Distribution; Court Rules in Favor of Andy Warhol in a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit; Top Chinese E-Commerce Platform Shein Shuts Down Partially, and more. COPYRIGHT QUOTE "You may be in the photograph, but that does not give you the right to use it without permission of the photographer." – Dr. Kalyan C....

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Is Spotify in the ‘Business of Issuing or Granting Licenses’?

Spotify, Licensing songs, Music License

Spotify, the Swedish audio streaming service recently launched in India. The service, offering both ad-supported as well as paid premium subscriptions has already acquired one million users in the first week of its launch and by the looks of it will continue to gain users.  Besides the seemingly overnight popularity the service has also been in the news for its ongoing legal battle with Warner Music Group. However, that will not be the focus of this post. In this post we will look at Spotify’s content licensing business in the light of Section 33 of the Copyright Act 1957 (as...

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Would Licensing a Sound Recording Call For Separate License From the Lyricist and Composer?

This post was last published on May 15th, 2012.   The case ruling in IPRS v. Aditya Pandey came as a huge loss to the music composers and lyricists of the industry. It was held that no separate license was required from the copyright owner of literary and musical work (lyricist and composer) that embody a sound recording. A brief overview of the facts are as follows-  The appellant, Indian Performing Right Society Ltd. (IPRS - for short) is a Copyright Society registered under Section 33 of the Copyright Act 1957 and has around 1478 members who are either authors of the lyrics or...

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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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India lacks IP Expertise, Game of Thrones leaks, New South Wales government sued for royalties and more weekly copyright and entertainment news

Indian Copyright Statistics, IP related expertise lacking in India: Parrikar, New South Wales government sued for royalties,  Game of Thrones  Leaks carried out by former Iranian Military Hacker,  Amrita Pandey to head media distribution and OTT for Disney in SEA markets 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 problem with the Indian IP system is not expertise or scholarship, it is with prejudice and bias”- Dr. Kalyan C Kanakanala, renowned patent and  trade mark attorney. INDIAN COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There was an increase of 20.28% in...

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IP Conferences and seminars, Snapchat and Facebook, Licensing, Antiviral Condoms, Patent Tips and more.

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Patent stats, Industrial Designs, Startup schemes, Recent patent grants, Interesting Patents, IP Conferences and seminars, Snapchat and Facebook, Patent Suit Settlement, licensing, commercialization, Health patents - Antiviral Condoms, Patent Tips and more, presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Quote of the week “I make more mistakes than anyone else I know, and sooner or later, I patent most of them.” - Thomas A. Edison Patents & Designs stats from the Indian Patents & Designs Office In comparison to the previous week, activity at the patent offices seems to have increased considerably. This week, a total...

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Copyright cases, Copyright infringement, Entertainment technology, Licensing, Copyright Board, Copyright tips and more

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  Copyright cases, Copyright infringement, Entertainment technology, Licensing, Copyright Board, Copyright tips and more, presented by the Media & entertainment law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Entertainment quote of the week Of all the creative work produced by humans anywhere, a tiny fraction has continuing commercial value. For that tiny fraction, the copyright is a crucially important legal device. - Lawrence Lessig Copyright Cases Plagiarism charges against Hindi movie titled ‘Hindi Medium’ Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy, filmmakers of a Bengali film called Ramdhanu have alleged copyright infringement against the makers of the Hindi movie titled ‘Hindi Medium’. Mukherjee has...

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