Swati Singh, in this article, argues for affording copyright protection to graffiti regardless of its illegal nature, in the light of recent appropriation of a graffiti by the clothing brand H&M.
This article deals with the necessity for the applicability of the transformativeness doctrine for the fair use of copyrights. It attempts to point out the relevant criteria in the Indian regime in this regard through a comparative analysis with that of the US. Upon a brief analysis of the same, the article concludes against such applicability in the country, deeming it counterproductive.
By, Arnav Bose Introduction On 9th March 2020, the United States Ninth Circuit Court (‘US N.C.C’) passed a judgment in the publically acclaimed case of Michael Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin (‘Led Zeppelin case’) which held that the renowned Led Zeppelin… Continue Reading →
By, Jaskaran Singh Saluja I. Introduction In the legal regime of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) laws, Eastern Book Company & Ors. v. D.B. Modak & Anr.[i] is a landmark case. If edited judgements are to be considered as derivative… Continue Reading →
By, Shubhank Suman INTRODUCTION In developing countries, millions of people still have little or no access to lifesaving drugs, and the main reason for it is patent. A patent that confers certain legal rights on inventors and gives them absolute… Continue Reading →
By, Shubhank Suman Idea defines as a “thought or suggestion to a possible course of action”[i] which is an essential first step toward any inventions or literary works. Nothing can or will occur without an idea, so ideas are… Continue Reading →
Shrudula Murthy and Karthik Subramaniam, in detail, analyse the recent decision ” Daniels v. Walt Disney Co” by The United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Kopal Chaturvedi analyses the evolution of the concept of “originality” in copyright laws. The author gives a comprehensive account of various theories and doctrines developed by courts over time.
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.
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.