Twitter Disables Trump’s Retweet over Copyright Claim by Linkin Park

The widely known social networking platform, Twitter, has quite recently disabled a campaign-style video retweeted by President Donald Trump on 18th July 2020 over Copyright Violation. The video, which had music from Linkin Park (American rock band from Agoura Hills, California), disappeared from President Trump’s Twitter feed on 18th July 2020 with the notification – […]

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SAIP is All Set to Block 231 Websites that Violate Rules and Regulations

The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) is the official government body in Saudi Arabia responsible for the organization, protection, and promotion of Intellectual Property (IP) in the Kingdom. Under its competencies, the SAIP has quite recently organized an online inspection campaign on platforms and websites, including sites broadcast from outside the Kingdom that violate […]

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Piaggio Wins Copyright Dispute against the Chinese Copy of Vespa Model

Piaggio Group (an Italian motor vehicle manufacturer that specializes in producing a range of compact commercial vehicles and two-wheeled motor vehicles) has quite recently won a Copyright dispute against a two-wheeler Chinese manufacturer for copying the Vespa model, Primavera. In a recently issued statement, the Piaggio Group has mentioned that the design registered by the […]

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French Competition Authority Orders Google to Pay Copyright Fees to Media Groups

France’s competition regulator has quite recently stated that Google must begin paying the media groups for displaying their content. It has ordered the tech giant to start involving in negotiations after refusing for several months now to comply with the new digital Copyright Law of Europe. It said that Google, within three months, needs to […]

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Biopic on APJ Abdul Kalam Entered Copyright Dispute

With the recent release of the first look of APJ Abdul Kalam’s biopic, helmed by Jagadeesh Daneti in association with Hollywood stunt choreographer Johnny Martin, the biopic on the late president’s life run into a Copyright storm. The issue broke out this week when the first look for Jagadeesh Daneti’s biographical film on Dr. Kalam […]

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What Photographers Need to Know about Copyright Protection in India?

Modern technology has turned taking photos, editing them, and then sharing them easier than ever. However, this wonderful thing often works as a double-edged sword for photographers and their subjects. There are several misconceptions about the Intellectual Property (IP) law emphasizing who owns photos, what sorts of photos are fine to take, and what one […]

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How Was 2019 a Good Year for Intellectual Property in India?

With the advent of 2020, you might be looking for novel and stronger strategies that can help you grow your business in the present cut-throat competitive era. However, to build a new strategy in such an era where competitors and competition keep on increasing day-by-day, it is always better to step ahead after being aware […]

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Can GUIs be Secured As Industrial Designs in India?

In today’s fast-paced global economy, most businesses rely heavily on the internet for their virtual survival when it comes to selling goods and services. Graphical User Interface (GUI) that is a part of our everyday life appears critical while creating the precise user experience to attract and keep the consumers interested. As a consequence, GUIs […]

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Chhapaak Director Meghna Responds to Copyright Claims by Writer Rakesh Bharti

Director of the movie Chhapaak Meghna Gulzar has recently filed an affidavit against writer Rakesh Bharti in response to copyright violation charges. In her response filed before Bombay High Court (HC), she said that copyright couldn’t be claimed on true events and sought dismissal of the lawsuit seeking a stay on Chhapaak’s release scheduled to […]

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How to Defend Against Copyright Infringement Claims by Copyright Trolls?

Under Copyright Law, all those who participate in displaying or distributing the unauthorized copy of a copyrighted work is liable to infringement. With this rule, and the ease to copy things online, and increasingly, the ease of finding such copies, the vulnerabilities to get hit by copyright trolls have increased manifold. Copyright Troll It is […]

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