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Viability of the Hot News Doctrine Today

Shubhank Suman explores the relevance and growth of the “Hot News” or the INS doctrine in an era of excessive information. The potential of the doctrine and the challenges to the same in India is the key focus of this article.

Is Statutory Licensing of Music the Only Remedy to Eliminate Anti-Competitive Behaviour of Music Right Owners?

Neha Uppin examines recent developments in the Copyright Act and landmark decisions with respect to statutory licensing and its impact on the Indian music industry. The article focuses on the intersection and conflict between Copyright law and Competition law and in finding a balance between the two.

Orphan Works in the Age of Digitization

The issues posed by orphan works in an age where millions of books are being converted, stored and used in the form of digital books have been explored by Rose Ann Joseph. She also takes the reader through the ‘Google Books’ case.

Fair use as a Scope of Copyright Protection

Sherry Shukla and Arpit Lahoti discuss in detail the doctrine of fair use and the different nuances of it using relevant case laws and statutory provisions.

Conflict of Western Ideas with Local Customs: Intellectual Property Regime in the Middle East

By, Mohit Kar Intellectual Property Rights (“IPR”) in the Middle East are based on the idea of Western influence on foreign laws, which have now been assimilated into the local laws.[i] It is an illustration of the West’s supremacy in… Continue Reading →

Regulating Curated Content: It Will Take A Lot More Than Mere Amending Existing Laws

Prabhdeep Kaur addresses the issue of regulation of online curated content in the light of the fight against piracy and the recent development of “Digital Curated Content Complaint Council’. The author also examines how various countries shape their law to keep up with emerging technologies to see if self-regulation of such content is possible.

Work Generated by AI Machinery – Does IP Law Protect Such Works?

By, Vivan Jhaveri and Nayanikaa Shukla INTRODUCTION Mark Mallia would never have comprehended that of the minds that would try to recreate his work one among them would be artificial. Recently, a robot named Universal Machine Artist (“UMA”) has made… Continue Reading →

The Conundrum Involving the Test for Copyright Infringement of Films

By, Nidhisha Garg On July 1, 2019, the High Court of Delhi delivered a significant ruling in the case of MRF Limited v. Metro Tyres Limited which has reconsidered the position with respect to the test for identifying copyright infringement… Continue Reading →

The Unaddressed Conundrum Surrounding Copyright Societies vis-a-vis Competition Law

By, Urshila Pandit & Sanah Javed Justice Peckham in the case of United States v. Trans-Missouri Freight Association[i] appositely stated “Nor is it for the substantial interests of the country that any one commodity should be within the sole power and subject… Continue Reading →

The Ambiguity surrounding Section 31D

By, Ananya Sivadas In 2012, an amendment was made to the Copyright Act, 1957 introducing the highly disputed Section 31D giving effect to statutory license for broadcasting of literary and musical works and sound recording. The ambiguity that surrounds this… Continue Reading →

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