Copyrights

Acting in Dual Capacity- Barred by law?

As we all know, advocates and solicitors ought to obtain a power of attorney from their clients including non-resident clients, in order to facilitate the Advocate’s firm or Solicitor’s firm to act in its professional capacity for the client. Many times, besides acting as Constituted Attorneys i.e.…


Delusion over Indian Performance Rights Society being a part of Copyright Society

Copyright is a part of the intellectual property which gives an exclusive legal right to the original creator of a work. The copyright law protects the intellectual creations in the work that is original. Earlier the concept of Copyright was limited to books, painting, and films, but now the ambit…


TN govt re-christens video piracy cell to IP Right Enforcement Cell

The new policy is clearly informed by conservative pro-Intellectual Property (IP) ideology; yes, we are talking about the Tamil Nadu Government’s recent development on re-designating Video Piracy Cell as “Intellectual Property(IP) Right Enforcement Cell”. It is a first of its kind policy for the…


Why Startups need to protect their Intellectual Property before disclosing it

Intellectual Property – Creations of your Mind ‘A hundred and one wonders our mind holds, And out of it rarely a creation unfolds!’ Isn’t that true? Imagine you have created something ingenious, what we formally call “Intellectual Property” or simply IP, like a truly mind-blowing…


New initiatives from the copyright office for registration of copyrights in India

Digital technology is drastically changing our ways of life, whether it's home or office and the Copyright office is no exception to it. In its attempt to use the technology and to enhance transparency in Copyright prosecution in India, the Copyright Office recently issued a Public Notice wherein…


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 Ltd. rendered by the Hon’ble Bombay High Court on March 21, 2017, people witnessed…


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 is vested with a bundle of rights including…


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 rights to rent copies of work. No person other that the owner of the copyright can rent…


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 of multimedia, that we interact with? The answer is No. In…


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]. For Instance, what I do in my free time I wouldn’t want my mom to find out,…