Category Archive for "Copyrights"

Ramification for the 11th hour complainants

It has been a trend in the cine industry to file for copyright infringement against a movie when the said movie is due for release. In a recent judgment of Dashrath B. Rathod And Ors v. Fox Star Studios India Private

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Copyright And Copyleft

COPYRIGHT Most of us have a fair idea of what copyright is. Copyright is a bundle of rights in an original work. Work here includes artistic work, sound recordings, literary or dramatic work, cinematography, photographs and software. A copyright holder

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Rental Rights Under Indian Copyright Laws

Copyright is a bundle of rights that exist with the owner or author of the work who has all the rights of exploitation of the work in any manner he wants which includes rental rights as well. Rental rights are

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Copyright in the Digital World

In this digitized world that we live in, our daily lives are incomplete without multimedia bombarding us be it through phones, tablets or computers. But, have you ever thought about who’s work are we using, who owns the different streams

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Celebrity Rights – Public, Private or Intellectual Property

Our celebrities’ lives have become so public lately that most of us have almost forgotten that they have a personal life too, which like all of us they would want to keep secret and private, [read away from the paparazzi].

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Copyright Protection for Photographers in India

Photographs are protected under copyright law as artistic work under Section 2 (c) of Copyright Act 1957 in India. Photographs are protected under the law of Copyright as it has been included as an artistic work. Although, the quality is

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Bollywood and Copyright- “Infringement or Inspiration”

Bollywood for a long time now, has been taking inspiration from Hollywood movies, not only Hollywood but South Indian movies too but at times, they have gone too far with taking “Inspiration”, and actually started “Infringing” others rights; or was

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DU Copyright Case – Easy Access to education or yet another loop hole

The much-anticipated ruling in the appeal filed by the Publishers in The Chancellor, Masters & Scholars of University of Oxford v. Rameshwari Photocopy Services case was pronounced on December 9, 2016 by the Division Bench of the Delhi High Court.

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ISRA wins yet another case at the Delhi High Court

The Indian Singers’ Rights Association (ISRA) on 30th September won yet another case at the Delhi High Court against Night Fever Club & Lounge, Delhi. This is the second of its kind in recent times with the first being two

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A new occurrence in the Delhi University Copyright Case

The much spoken about verdict pronounced by Justice Endlaw on the Delhi University Copy right case has yet again grabbed everyone’s attention as the Publishers filed an appeal against the decision. The Delhi high court after a series of litigation

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