Moral Rights under Copyright Law

The Concept of Moral Rights Copyright is a bundle of rights that is primarily an economic right. What happens after you have assigned, either wholly or partially, the copyright in your work to someone else? Does that mean you have lost all your rights in the work that you have created or still have some […]

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Can you Play Copyrighted Music in Restaurants?

When we visit a restaurant or cafe, listening to music adds to the overall ambiance and experience. However, have you ever wondered whether the owners of restaurants require permission to play those songs at their premises? The answer is yes. This is because most songs are subject to Copyright Protection. Playing a song at a […]

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Can Tattoos be Copyrighted?

Although the law of copyright is a well-established field, there are a handful of innovative and new sub-categories that come up for consideration now and then before the legislature and judiciary. Due to an ever-changing, quickly developing society, new areas grow and become predominant enough to create unanticipated issues, which the law catches up with […]

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Tech-Transfer of IPRs in the Domain of Climate Change

Technological exploration has cost heavily on civilization, and to its rescue, green-technology used in tandem with international cooperation is the only answer. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an example of collaborative initiatives to curb climate change. There are environmental-friendly technical solutions available in some countries, majorly the first-world countries, but […]

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Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights – A Brief Outline

Just like other laws require a mechanism of careful administration to reach their full potential in socio-economic terms; Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) also require a fair deal of enforcement measures to be taken into consideration to ensure equitable implementation. Such measures help curb undermining the efforts of authors and proprietors and ensure even-handed distribution of […]

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Consumer Protection in the Light of Intellectual Property Ecosystem

Intellectual Property (IP) laws have wider ramifications than just the traditional notion of safeguarding the commercial interest of the proprietor of such rights as they intend to strike a balance between private and public interests. The pursuit of research and development, innovation, trade-related strategies revolve around the ambit of IP, which, in turn, shapes the end […]

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Aligning Outer Space and IPRs – A Pressing Priority

“The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in the race for space.” – John F. Kennedy The explorative and exploitative […]

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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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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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