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Weekly Antitrust and Data Privacy Updates

This week's Antitrust and Data Privacy Updates are as below - Google Appeals to NCLAT Over CCI Fines Google, being fined Rs. 1337.76 Crore by CCI for its unfair trade practices, in an order in October, has filed an appeal to NCLAT. In October, CCI found Google guilty of abusing its dominant position in multiple markets in relation to android mobile devices. A Google spokesperson said that the decision to appeal is in line with Google’s understanding that the penalty by…

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Weekly Anti-Trust and Privacy Updates

Weekly Anti-trust and Privacy Updates

The anti-trust and privacy updates for this week are as follows:- Inter-ministerial Task Force to regulate and prepare guidelines for Online Gaming Inter-ministerial Task Force (IMTF) for online gaming recommends drawing up guidelines for Online Gaming platforms to prevent fraud and illegitimate activities. The IMTF also recommends amending the Information Technology act, 2000, to include regulation of online gaming platforms similar to the Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code and to include caps on the spending limits. The recommendations face…

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Latest Updates on Privacy - June 2022 - Part I

Latest Updates on Privacy – June 2022 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week's updates on Privacy: Changes proposed to IT Rules 2021 allowing overriding of social media accounts A draft seeking amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 has been proposed by the Central Government. The draft imposes a greater burden on social media companies to set up a vigil mechanism and ensure its compliance while dealing with illegal and inflammatory content. A Grievance Addressal Committee (GAC) is also proposed…

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Latest Updates in Privacy - May 2022

Latest Updates on Privacy – May 2022

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Privacy: New CERT-In Directives issued The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team has recently issued new guidelines trying to combat cyber security incidents, with 6,07,220 incidents being reported in the first half of 2021. The directions prescribe mandatory data collection, retention and integration by data centers, virtual private network providers, cloud services providers and others. However, directions for the registration of data centres, virtual private server providers, and virtual private network providers…

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Spotify Loses Saregama Content, Nora Roberts Sues Author for Plagiarism, Mattel Expands Disney and Pixar Toy Collection, and more

Spotify Removes Saregama Content, MEITy Announces Fintech Awards for Promoting Digital Payments, Nora Roberts Sues Brazilian Author for Copyright Infringement, Mattel Expands Global Licensing Agreements with Disney and Pixar,Bitmax Signs Licensing Agreement with MTonomy, Twitter Inks New Content Deals with ESPN, Viacom and more Copyright Quote "Copyrights do not and cannot trump publicity rights, they are mutually exclusive" - Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 12% in the total number of copyright applications filed for the month…

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30 Torrent Sites Blocked, Notices to Makers of Tashkent Files and Dabangg 3, Avengers Playmoji, and more

  Delhi High Court Restrains 30 Torrent Sites from Uploading Copyright Content; ‘Tashkent Files’ Maker Gets Legal Notice; Archaeological Society Sends Notice to Dabangg 3 Makers; Tweet Reporting DMCA Takedown Mishandling Gets Take Down Notice, Starz Apologises ; US Court: Wilful Action Required for Copyright Violation; Amazon to Launch Ad-Supported Music Streaming Service to Rival Spotify; Google Collaborates with Marvel Studios to Bring Avengers Endgame Playmoji on Pixel 3; CD Baby Partners with Audible Magic to Spot Copyright Infringement, and more. Copyright…

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Election Commission Clears ‘PM Narendra Modi’ Biopic, Ban on TikTok App in India and more

  Election Commission Clears 'PM Narendra Modi' Biopic, Directs CBFC to Decide, High Court Rejects PIL Seeking Ban on PM Narendra Modi’s Biopic, Madras HC Asks Centre to Issue Ban on TikTok App, Lucifer Leaked Online Soon After Release, Twitter Accused of Censorship After Takedown of Anti-Abortion Movie Account, Mercedes Strongly Defends Street Art Infringement Claims, Ulta Sued Using Artist’s Work to Sell Face Masks, Urban Outfitters Faces Copyright Infringement Claim Over Gender-Neutral Fragrances, Game of Thrones Creators Ink Licensing Deal…

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T-Series Gets Infringement Notice, ‘#MeToo’ Filmmaker Challenges CBFC, GTA V Infringer Settles, and more

Filmmaker Sends Notice to T-Series for Khandaani Shafakhana;  '#MeToo' Filmmaker Challenges CBFC Order to Change Movie Name; MEITy Clarifies TOI Headline Threatening Twitter; GTA V Copyright Infringer Agrees to Settlement; Marc Jacobs Requests Dismissal of Nirvana’s Smiley Face Logo Lawsuit; VidAngel Liable for Wilful Copyright Infringement; Artists Temporarily Drop ‘Fortnite’ Charges after SCOTUS Ruling; Netflix Dives into Anime Craze with Numerous Japanese Studio Partnerships; Citizen Watches Collaborates with Captain Marvel, Sponsors World Premiere; Disney And Accenture Create Unique ‘Dumbo’ Posters;…

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RIO 2016 and Trademarks

  The Rio Olympics, 2016 are in full swing and this news might serve as a warning to large number of brands throughout the globe. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) have warned both the athletes and the businesses who are not official sponsors of the Olympics, against using the Olympic trademarks in their marketing campaigns or on any other kind of forums, particularly social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. This might be understood…

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Latest updates in Copyright case decisions

Jury clears Led Zeppelin’s "Stairway to Heaven" from copyright infringement claim A lawsuit alleging copyright infringement was brought against Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin group  by Michael Skidmore. He alleged that there were similarities between the opening chords for 1971 song Stairway To Heaven  and a composition called Taurus  which was released four years earlier by a band called Spirit. The US District Judge Gary Klausner had ruled in April that “Stairway to Heaven” bore “substantial” similarities with…

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