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May 27, 2019
What Tips-Wynk legal row, invoking Section 31D of Indian Copyright Act, means for music fansTips, which owns the rights to many popular 1990s Hindi film soundtracks such as Khalnayak, Raja Hindustani and Taal, had sued Wynk for infringing its copyright, by continuing to stream its music in the absence of an agreement. If that sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because it’s the same reason Warner/Chappell took Spotify to court.
Oct 21, 2018
India should take lessons from US' MMA; concepts like central database could bring transparency in exchange of music copyrightsThe existing music copyright system in India is plagued by a sordid lack of transparency in licensing negotiations, enabling copyright societies to extract maximum revenue from buyers whilst withholding fair remuneration from creators
Aug 24, 2018
Centre tells Supreme Court live streaming of proceedings can be introduced as pilot projectAttorney General KK Venugopal suggested that besides live streaming, the top court may also provide for transcribing facilities and archive the audio-visual record of the proceedings to make the webcast accessible to litigants and other interested persons who are unable to witness the hearings on account of constraints.
Sep 01, 2017
Fashion in IPR mode: Rohit Bal, Anju Modi, Anita Dongre copyright designs as plagiarism spreadsDesigner clothes are often improvisations of existing styles of clothes. Therefore, another issue which arises is whether every design is ‘original’ enough to merit protection?
Aug 27, 2017
India lacks landmark judgments on design piracy, only identical imitations attract copyright infringementIn the absence of a landmark judgment in India on the issue of design piracy involving designer clothes, it is best to assume that only obvious/identical imitations or imitations with minor differences (such as colour) would be considered design piracy.
Jun 21, 2017
Granting trademark over buildings like Mumbai's Taj Mahal Palace violates citizen's right to cultural heritageTrademarks over buildings such as Mumbai's iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel should not be granted by the Indian Trademark Office as it would unfairly restrict the right of the public to their cultural heritage