Copyright Act

Intellectual Property Rights and Service Tax

Service Tax - The ingredients to levy service tax on an Intellectual Property Service are two fold. Firstly, there must be a service provided to any person, by any other person. Secondly, the service should be provided to the recipient by granting him the right to use or exploit any Intellectual Property service....

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Importance of Copyright Registration in today’s competitive age

Service Tax - It is indubitable that through all Copyright laws are administered in India under the Indian Copyright Act-1957. All things considered, one can actually get a lawful cover for his original creation just in the event that he gets a Copyright Registration. Without this basic legitimate insurance, one can't guarantee the curiosity of his wor...

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IPR Enforcement toolkit for Police

Service Tax - The objective of this tool kit is to provide a standardised ready reckoner for law enforcement agencies in India in relation to enforcement efforts against IP crimes, specifically trade mark and copyright counterfeiting and piracy. ...

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False Copyright website

Service Tax - 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

Service Tax - 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

Service Tax - 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

Service Tax - 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

Service Tax - 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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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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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 Rights and Service Tax

The ingredients to levy service tax on an Intellectual Property Service are two fold. Firstly, there must be a service provided to any person, by any other person. Secondly, the service should be provided to the recipient by granting him the right to use or exploit any Intellectual Property service....

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Importance of Copyright Registration in today’s competitive age

It is indubitable that through all Copyright laws are administered in India under the Indian Copyright Act-1957. All things considered, one can actually get a lawful cover for his original creation just in the event that he gets a Copyright Registration. Without this basic legitimate insurance, one can't guarantee the curiosity of his wor...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

IPR Enforcement toolkit for Police

The objective of this tool kit is to provide a standardised ready reckoner for law enforcement agencies in India in relation to enforcement efforts against IP crimes, specifically trade mark and copyright counterfeiting and piracy. ...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

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)....

Read More

False Copyright website

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...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

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. ...

Read More

Emami settles dispute over 'Zandu Balm' song

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 ...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

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

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....

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

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

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 ...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

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

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....

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

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