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Weekly News Update: Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is a weekly post on copyright and entertainment laws. FIR filed against creators of ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’  In light of the various controversies surrounding Paramount Pictures’ latest release, ‘Lala Singh Chaddha’, the creators of the film, as well as some of the leading actors, have recently become the subject of a First Information Report filed before the Commissioner of Delhi Police. The FIR alleges that the film contains certain scenes, dialogues, and plot lines, which are violative of Sections…

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Large Production House

Nature of the company: Large Production House   Why they approached us: The IP portfolio of the company was not well organized. Legal support lacked business/industry understanding. Produced some of the best movies/music in Bollywood, and were looking to maximize returns from licensing, and merchandizing. What did we do: Performed a comprehensive IP Audit, and established policies/processes to take care of ownership, licensing, and other activities. Initiated an organized licensing program, and built systems for optimal…

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Cinematograph Act Amendment, Facebook to Make Political Ads Transparent, No Removal of Explicit Streaming Content, EU Agrees on Copyrights, Fiji Counter-sues, and more

Cabinet Approves Cinematograph Amendment to Curb Piracy, Delhi HC Dismisses Plea Seeking Removal of Explicit Streaming Content, Facebook to Increase Transparency of Political Ads, Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer of ‘Extortion and Blackmail’, EU Negotiates Agreement on Copyright Rules, ‘GTA V’ Cheats Cost Creator USD 150,000 in Damages, Fiji Water Counter-sues Viral Fiji Water Girl, PV Sindhu Signs Lucrative 50 Crore Deal with Chinese Sports Brand, McFarlane Toys Inks Deal for DC Superhero Toys, Kiss and Emoji Collaborate, BMG to License Music through SESAC in India, Copyright Tip of the…

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The featured image depicts the cartoon of a witch. The post is about an advisory issued by the BCCC on witchcraft. To read more click here.

Don’t Witch around says BCCC

  The Salem witch trials might belong only in the history textbooks, but witchcraft is not a thing of the past in many parts of India.  The National Crimes Record Bureau reports around 2300 occult, black magic and witchcraft related deaths since 2000. And many States like Rajasthan, Jharkhand and most recently Assam have passed legislations with provisions for tough punishments to curb the practice and bring an end to superstitious beliefs that have been nothing more than a legacy of…

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