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Upcoming IP Event: When Do You Really Need a Music License? (24th January, 2020)

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BananaIP Counsels, through Intellepedia, is happy to announce a seminar titled “When Do You Really Need a Music License?”, an event for live performers, musicians, event organisers, and venue managers, on 24th January, 2020 at its office.   You may register online for the event here: Register Online Event Information You do not always need a copyright license or permission for using  recorded music, lyrics or musical compositions. While some uses require you to pay and get a license, many uses do not require the permission of the copyright owner. Most social events, student activities, ceremonies, private uses, etc., do not require copyright licenses from...

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A Case for Statutory Licensing of Music for Broadcasting

After the Wynk decision of the Bombay High Court, which came to the conclusion that internet broadcasting is not covered under Section 31D of the Copyright Act, the record labels are on  a drive to convince the Government, industry and academics that statutory licensing does not provide fair value to sound recording holders. Their efforts seem to have doubled and tripled after publication of the draft Copyright Rules, 2019, which  proposed to include internet broadcasting within the scope of statutory licensing scheme under Section 31D. Led by the Indian Music Industry, the record labels are arguing that fair value for...

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“Blurred Lines” for American Music Industry after Copyright Controversy

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On March 10, 2015, a panel of eight jurors of a California Federal Court found the artists Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams guilty of copyright infringement in a plagiarism suit filed by the heirs of artist Marvin Gaye, alleging that the 2013 hit “Blurred Lines” by Thicke and Williams was a rip off of Gaye’s 1977 song “Got To Give It Up”. ‘Blurred Lines’, written and performed by Robin Thicke, T I and Pharrell Williams, was released on March 26, 2013 and became an immense hit worldwide, becoming one of the best selling singles of all times. However, it soon became...

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Development of Copyright Law in the UK

  Following recommendations given in an independent report by Professor Ian Hargreaves in 2011, the UK Government had come up with several changes in the Copyright Law, covering aspects of fair dealing for accessible formats for the disabled, research and education, public administration, parody and personal copies for private use. Of these, regulations allowing personal copies of legally-bought music to be made for private use under exceptions to copyright are facing strong resistance from the UK music industry. Having come into force on October 1, 2014, the law was one of the two delayed statutory instruments on the matter passed on July...

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