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Entertainment and E-Commerce Law News: Gigi Hadid Claims Ownership Over Paparazzi Photos in Suit, Disney to Re-Release ‘Avengers: Endgame’, and more

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Kabir Singh and Toy Story 4 Leaked on TamilRockers, Kerala HC Permits Screening of Patwardhan’s ‘Reason’ at Film Festival, Mumbai Doctor Writes to Maharashtra Health Minister Against ‘Kabir Singh’, Gigi Hadid Responds to Copyright Infringement Suit with Ownership Claim, Prenda Copyright Mastermind Sentenced to Prison, Artist's Widow Loses Copyright Suit Against Beer Company, Gibson Urges Guitarists to Become Whistleblowers, Apple Responds to Spotify’s Anti-Competitive Claims in EU, US Companies Resume Selling Products to Huawei, Disney to Re-Release ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ASOS Launches ‘Virtual Catwalk’, Altitude Sports Extends E-Commerce Platform, Telangana Now Houses Largest Amazon Delivery Centre and more. Indian News Kabir Singh and...

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Weekly Copyright News: Madras HC Prohibits Unauthorised Use of Ilaiyaraja’s Songs; DIPP Releases Draft Copyright (Amendment) Rules, Blackbeard Video Dispute Before SCOTUS, and more

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Madras HC Prohibits Unauthorised Use of Ilaiyaraja’s Songs; DIPP Releases Draft Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2019; Bharat Leaked Online by Tamilrockers; Kawhi Leonard Sues Nike for Copyright Infringement; SCOTUS to Hear Copyright Dispute over Blackbeard Footage; Kanye West and Kid Cudi Claim Sampling is Fair Use; The Penny Hoarder Sues the Smart Wallet; Nickelodeon to Make Baby Shark Animated Series; YouTube Begins Disallowing Younger Minors from Live Streaming; ICC Partners with Social Media to Digitally Connect with Fans, and more. Copyright Quote "The Ilayaraja Judgment is very good news for authors of creative works in the film industry. It opens new licensing and...

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KYUNKI SAAS BHI KABHI BAHU THI Vs. TIDE- Rights in a Cinematographic Work

This post was first published on October 4th, 2011. Star India Private Limited v. Leo Burnett (India) Private Limited Facts: Star India Pvt. Ltd. (plaintiff) is doing the business of acquiring copyrights in cinematograph films, television serials, programs, and also producing and commissioning the production of television programmes for various television channels. These programs enjoy tremendous popularity amongst viewers in India and abroad. Star India Pvt. Ltd. also had acquired the copyright of famous T.V. serial produced by Balaji Telefilms Pvt. Ltd., named, “KUNKI SAAS BHI KABHI BAHU THI” to create, compose and produce 262 episodes of it and became exclusive owners of...

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Weekly Copyright News: E-Commerce Policy, Rush for Patriotic Movie Titles, Spotify in India, and more

DIPP Invites Comments on E-Commerce Policy, Bollywood Rushes to Register Patriotic Movie Titles, Spotify’s India Launch Hit by Warner Suit, IFTDA Bans Navjot Singh Sidhu from Kapil Sharma Show, Tiktok Launches Video Series on Community Guidelines, Total Dhamaal Leaked Online Soon After Release, APC: Serena Williams’ Cartoon Not Racist, Nicki Minaj Denies Copyright Infringement in Tracy Chapman Lawsuit, US Copyright Office Denies Copyright for ‘Carlton Dance’ in Fortnite Suit, US Court Allows AT&T-Time Warner Merger, Facebook Held Liable for Retaining Copyright Infringing Links in Italy, Pocket Aces Teams up with Amazon, Tip of the Week, and more. Copyright Quote Unfortunately, nothing is...

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Weekly Copyright News: Gully Boy Leaked, FFI Wants Piracy Court, Kanye West Sued, REM Gets Trump Tweet Removed, and more

AICWA Bans Pakistani Actors and Artists, Gully Boy Leaked Online Soon After Release, Film Federation Demands Special Court to Control Piracy, Family Sues Kanye West for Copyright Infringement, Twitter Removes Trump Tweet After Copyright Complaint from R.E.M., SCOTUS Declines to Hear ‘Empire’ Lawsuit, YouTube Changes Three-Strike Policy to Tackle Frivolous Claims, British Columbia Man Claims Ownership over People’s Party of Canada Name, McCafé to Sponsor Two SAFTA Categories, Songtradr Acquires Big Sync Music, Mattel Secures Three-Year Licensing Deal for Despicable Me, and more. Copyright Quote “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...

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Weekly Copyright News: ShareChat Bans 50,000 Profiles, ‘Rifleman’ Rights Tussle, Reddit Shuts Down SoccerSteams, and more

ShareChat Removes 50,000 Profiles to Curb Unlawful Content, ‘Rifleman’ in Tussle over Legal Rights, Baidu Sues Bytedance and Maimai for Copyright Infringement and Defamation, Reddit Shuts Down SoccerStreams Following Copyright Complaints, US Court Dismisses Music Labels' Lawsuit against Russian Stream-Ripper, Disney Loses USD 1 Billion in Streaming Investments, Viacom to Buy Pluto TV Copyright Quote The copy price of the future is the copyright. – Mathias Dopfner Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 22% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week. A total of 350 applications were filed for copyright registration during the last week. The majority of applications were...

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R.G. Anand vs. Delux Films and Ors., AIR 1978 SC 1613

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First Publication Date: 14th September 2008    CASE FACTS: The appellant, R. G. Anand, an architect by profession and also a playwright, dramatist and producer of several stage plays, wrote and produced a play called ‘Hum Hindustani’ in 1953. It ran successfully and was re-staged in 1954, 1955 and in 1956. Aware of the interest of the plaintiff in filming the play in view of its increasing popularity, the second defendant, Mr. Mohan Sehgal, contacted plaintiff. In January, 1955, plaintiff met the second and third defendants and had detailed discussions about the play and its plot and the desirability of filming it. However,...

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INAUGURATION OF KSLU’S JOURNAL OF SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW VOL-I

Karnataka State Law University released the first volume of KSLU’s Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law on 30th November at the KSLU Campus, Hubli, with the intention of rendering an operative forum, to professionals, academicians and research scholars specifically on these subjects of law while facilitating deliberations and scholarly analysis on the acute issues. Prof. V.S. Mallar graced the occasion and released the first volume of the Journal. Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Honorary Advisor to the Editorial Board and an expert on the subject graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Mr. Shanel Punnoose was the Guest of Honor and...

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Conclusion post: Ideas, Concepts, Scripts & Stories – Protecting Ideas…

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This post brings to a conclusion, the series on Protecting Ideas, Concepts, Scripts and Stories in the Entertainment Industry.

Researchers have analyzed three cases on Confidentiality and its breach in the case of Intellectual Property Rights namely in the Urmi Juvekar Chiang case, the Zee Telefilms case and the Anil Gupta vs. Kunal Dasgupta case. The facts of the cases are similar, namely that all three have Plaintiffs that are companies or people who have made the creative concept of a television programme and shown the concept to a certain television channel, which, after first rejecting the ideas has later begun to broadcast programmes based on the aforesaid concepts without the required permission of the Plaintiffs.

The Plaintiffs alleged, in each of these cases, that the Defendants had thus committed a breach of the confidence that was reposed in them in that the Plaintiff had confided their creative ideas in the Defendants. In all three cases, as all facts pointed towards the borrowing of a concept or an idea, the Courts decided in the Plaintiff’s favor.

Ideas, Concepts, Scripts & Stories – Protecting Ideas in the Entertainment Industry Part V

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Last week, we discussed the Urmi Juvekar Chiang caseToday we will look at the case of (1) Mr. Anil Gupta and (2) Another. vs. (1) Mr. Kunal Dasgupta and (2) Others – A landmark case, indeed, in the area of protecting ideas and concepts. This case elucidates the dos and don’ts of Idea Protection and Breach of Confidence in the Entertainment Industry.

Plaintiff No. 1 – a Media Consultant

Defendant No. 2 – a Television Production House

It is the case of the Plaintiff that he conceived the idea of producing a reality television programme containing the process of matchmaking to the point of actual spouse selection in which real everyday ordinary people would participate before a Television audience. The Plaintiff had devised a novel concept for a TV show in which it would be the prerogative of a woman to select a groom from a variety of suitors. They had even decided to name the concept ‘Swayamvar’, knowing well that a large number of people would associate the name with the idea of a woman selecting a groom in a public forum and that it would create the necessary instantaneous recall and recognition of the mythological Swayamvar, giving the programme a head-start.

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