Copyright Act

Intellectual Property -Oil of the 21st century

Corporate Law - Every time we hear about the word Intellectual property, we should just look around and observe that there are hundreds of things around us which are inventions, creations of minds and whose origin can be traced back from to ancient use of stamps, design on flags for identifying the troops to today’s global world. But […]...

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Sale of software- Transfer of copyright or transfer of a copyrighted article?

Corporate Law - Since past two-decade, software industry has undergone tremendous technological changes and accordingly such industry has emerged to be one of the fastest growing industry worldwide. India being a developing country provides ample opportunities for Multi-national Enterprises (MNEs) to expand their business in India. The technological adva...

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Virtual Teaching and Copyright: How Fair is Fair Use?

Corporate Law - Today information and communication technologies (ICT) are developing at a pace as never before seen, they reflect opportunities for creative interventions to help reduce the education gap. ICT may act as a bridge to transcend geographical limitations in education, enabling wider dissemination of learning materials as well as allowing for...

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Ignoring Intellectual Property Protection is Winding Up Business

Corporate Law - MSME / Traditional Business = Ignoring Intellectual Property Protection Is Winding Up Business Business has not changed but the way of doing the business has changed and infact the change is on fast track mode thanks to Technology. Due to this fast track mode, many of the traditional business who never changed the way of […]...

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Copyright Registration Process

Corporate Law - What is a copyright? A copyright is ‘a person’s exclusive right to reproduce, publish, or sell his or her original work of authorship (as a literary, musical, dramatic, artistic, or architectural work)’. Thus, copyright safeguards the author over his/her creations so that their productivity and creativity cannot be infri...

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False Copyright website

Corporate Law - It has come to the notice of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry that a website www.copyright.in is creating a false impression that it is the official website of the copyright registration office in India and inviting applications for protection of the various works i.e. literary, arti...

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Emami settles dispute over 'Zandu Balm' song

Corporate Law - Emami Ltd, the owner of Zandu Balm, today said its copryright infringement dispute with the production company of Salman Khan starer 'Dabangg' has been amicably settled between the two parties. Subsequently, the company will be using the chartbuster ...

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Reliance Big Entertainment challenged levy of service tax on sale of copyrights of movies and other artistic works in HC

Corporate Law - Anil Ambani Group firm Reliance Big Entertainment has challenged levy of service tax on sale of copyrights of movies and other artistic works in the Delhi High Court. A bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Mishra and Justice Manmohan, has issued notices to the Centre, the Central Board of Excise and the Director General of Service Tax....

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Media companies filed petition against imposition of service tax on copyright services

Corporate Law - PVR Pictures, Balaji Telefilms, Yash Raj Films and UTV Motion Pictures have moved the Delhi High Court against the government's recent decision to levy service tax on copyright services. In a writ petition filed before the court on Wednesday, PVR Pictures said, by levying service tax on copyright services, the government was going beyond ...

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Radio broadcasters expressed concerns over the proposed move to introduce Section 33A in the Copyright Act

Corporate Law - RADIO broadcasters have expressed concerns over the proposed move to introduce Section 33A in the Copyright Act which would give unfair powers to the music societies to fix tariff and could potentially derail the radio industry already reeling under massive losses....

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Copyright registration Not Mandatory for Protection under Copyright Act

Sanjay Soya Private Limited Vs Narayani Trading Company (Bombay High Court) - Sanjay Soya Private Limited Vs Narayani Trading Company (Bombay High Court) Registration under the Copyright Act is optional and not compulsory. Registration is not necessary to claim a copyright. Registration under the Copyright Act merely raises a prima facie presumption in respect of the particul...

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No infringement of copyright on Photocopy of copyrighted study material for educational activities

The Chancellor, Masters & Scholars of The University Of Oxford & Ors. Vs. Rameshwari Photocopy Services & Anr. (Delhi High Court) - HC held that photocopying the selected or even substantial parts of purchased books by the University to be used by the students and teachers in educational activity shall not be infringement of copyright as per Sec 52(1)(i)....

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Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021

Notification No. G.S.R 225(E) - (30/03/2021) - 1. Short title and commencement. - (1) These rules may be called the Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette....

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Draft Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2019

Notification No. G.S.R. 393(E). - (30/05/2019) - The following draft of certain rules to amend Copyright Rules, 2013 is hereby given and the draft will be taken into consideration after the expiry of a period of thirty days after 30th May, 2019. Objections or suggestion, if any, may be sent to the Joint Secretary to the Government of India, Minist...

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Inclusion of internet broadcasting organisations under Copyright Act, 1957-Reg.

F.NO. 14-35/2015-CRB/LU (IPR VII) - (05/09/2016) - Whether the internet broadcasting companies come under the purview of Statutory Licensing as per provisions of section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957. ...

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Intellectual Property -Oil of the 21st century

Every time we hear about the word Intellectual property, we should just look around and observe that there are hundreds of things around us which are inventions, creations of minds and whose origin can be traced back from to ancient use of stamps, design on flags for identifying the troops to today’s global world. But […]...

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Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021

Notification No. G.S.R 225(E) 30/03/2021

1. Short title and commencement. - (1) These rules may be called the Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette....

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Copyright registration Not Mandatory for Protection under Copyright Act

Sanjay Soya Private Limited Vs Narayani Trading Company (Bombay High Court)

Sanjay Soya Private Limited Vs Narayani Trading Company (Bombay High Court) Registration under the Copyright Act is optional and not compulsory. Registration is not necessary to claim a copyright. Registration under the Copyright Act merely raises a prima facie presumption in respect of the particulars entered in the Register of Copyright...

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Sale of software- Transfer of copyright or transfer of a copyrighted article?

Since past two-decade, software industry has undergone tremendous technological changes and accordingly such industry has emerged to be one of the fastest growing industry worldwide. India being a developing country provides ample opportunities for Multi-national Enterprises (MNEs) to expand their business in India. The technological adva...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Virtual Teaching and Copyright: How Fair is Fair Use?

Today information and communication technologies (ICT) are developing at a pace as never before seen, they reflect opportunities for creative interventions to help reduce the education gap. ICT may act as a bridge to transcend geographical limitations in education, enabling wider dissemination of learning materials as well as allowing for...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Ignoring Intellectual Property Protection is Winding Up Business

MSME / Traditional Business = Ignoring Intellectual Property Protection Is Winding Up Business Business has not changed but the way of doing the business has changed and infact the change is on fast track mode thanks to Technology. Due to this fast track mode, many of the traditional business who never changed the way of […]...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Copyright Registration Process

What is a copyright? A copyright is ‘a person’s exclusive right to reproduce, publish, or sell his or her original work of authorship (as a literary, musical, dramatic, artistic, or architectural work)’. Thus, copyright safeguards the author over his/her creations so that their productivity and creativity cannot be infri...

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Exceptions to Infringement under Copyright Act, 1957 & Doctrine of Fair Dealing

Article explains What is Copyright Infringement, What is Exception to Copyright Infringement,  Doctrine of Fair Dealing and In which particular Benchmark Judgement was Fair Dealing included. What is Copyright Infringement? Copyright infringement refers to the unauthorized use of someone’s copyrighted work. Thus, it is the use of someo...

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Media Piracy – The Unrecognized Enemy of Copyright

Copyright piracy in all its forms has acted as a drain on the development of creative industry in many developing economies. Studies have shown that decreasing piracy would increase flows to GDP, tax coffers and high-wage jobs to those in countries hardest hit by piracy....

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Intellectual Property Rights vis-à-vis COVID-19

What does the economy need? For an economy to grow and its consumer society to prosper, intellectual property serves as an underpinning factor for the country. To fight the present Pandemic, it is even more quintessential as it is a fundamental instrument to help nations fight together. Globally, the pharmaceutical and biotechnological co...

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