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May 10, 2018
Who Owns that Song? brings to life 'unsung poet' Subramania Bharati, copyright issues surrounding his workIn this book, Subramania Bharati is not the hero— his life is simply the explanation for why his poems became important to the Tamil people | #FirstCulture
May 08, 2018
Why Subramania Bharati, icon of modern Tamil culture, remains little known to the rest of IndiaUnlike the Bengali bhadralok intellectuals who have done a stellar job of celebrating Rabindranath Tagore and taking him to the larger world, the Tamil middle class failed Subramania Bharati | #FirstCulture
May 03, 2018
Innovate in India: The country cannot afford to wait any longer for a robust intellectual property rights regimeIndia’s patent productivity is quite low compared to that of Japan, US, South Korea, and China. Patents being filed in India are 17 to a million people.
Apr 24, 2018
No monkey business in US: San Francisco appeals court favours human over animals in fight over ape selfieA US appeals court on Monday favoured humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin.
Mar 19, 2018
Amitabh Bachchan miffed at possibility of losing copyright to his father Harivansh Rai's literary worksAmitabh Bachchan is angry over the fact that he might have to lose the copyrights to his father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan's literary works as per the guidelines set in the Copyrights Act, 1957.
Dec 19, 2017
Facebook removed nearly 3 million posts following complaints of copyright and trademark infringement in 2017The worldwide data on intellectual property-related takedowns is a new disclosure for Facebook as part of its biannual “Transparency Report".
Dec 17, 2017
Harlem Shake creator files copyright claim against Ajit Pai's net neutrality video and succeeds in bringing it down for seven hoursThe video, titled “PSA from Chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai”, shows Pai prancing around in a Santa suit while playing with fidget spinners and light sabers.
Sep 22, 2017
EU allegedly suppressed a report which found that piracy doesn't affect legal sales of music, movies and gamesThe European Commission seems to have suppressed a report which concluded that copyright infringement had no negative impact on legal sales.
Sep 17, 2017
Baadshaho controversy throws spotlight on trend of increasing court battles over copyrightsThe cases involving 'Baadshaho' and 'Ranjana Ami Ashbo’, highlight that filing of copyright infringement suits involving movie titles and songs has become a common trend.
Sep 05, 2017
Twitter's new terms allowing other companies to republish user content draws flak onlineTwitter's new terms of service that apparently allow other companies to re-publish content on its platform without any compensation have sparked widespread online criticism.