Netflix’s popular show Stranger Things has been sued for copyright infringement. But, can one claim copyright on a story derived from an urban legend? This article breaks down this strange case in light of Indian laws.
Delhi HC yet again gave a clear-cut judgment on the copyrightability of a mechanical compilation database. Rejecting the Plaintiff’s application for an injunction for copyright infringement and revealing confidential information, Justice Endlaw underlined the ratio of landmark judgments to clarify the principal.
The Controversial EU Copyright Directive is passed by the European Parliament. As one side fears censorship and restriction of free information, supporters of the Directive call these fears misguided. What holds true for the Directive? Only time will tell.
Today, i.e. April 23 is marked as the World Book and Copyright Day across the World as decided by UNESCO. In the spirit of the day, we analyse the landmark and internationally revered judgment delivered by the Delhi HC in Najma Heptulla v. Orient Longman, a judgment which concerns with Copyright and joint authorship rights in a literary work.
The Delhi High Court decreed that the copyright registration of the artwork is immaterial for the purpose of proving the use of the subject trade mark and the court held that the Petitioner was entitled to the benefit of Section 12 of the Act for concurrent registration as it had been in use honestly from many years.
The Marrakesh treaty came into existence to aid persons with visual and other disabilities to access the copyrighted works in a holistic and efficient manner through simplified mechanisms. This article aims to understand the background, the building process as well as the consequences brought in with the Treaty along with other similar regulations.
The long due Music Modernization Act has been signed by President Trump. With aims to fix the issues in copyright law in the US, especially for music artists, the Act brings relief and the essential royalties to the artists’ plate.
The article, which is the first part of a two article series, discusses the subject matters of copyright: literary, dramatic and artistic works. The author provides a practical checklist for registrations and other procedural requirements.
The article, which is the second part of a two-article series, discusses the subject matters of Copyright: musical work, sound recording, computer programmes and cinematograph film. The author provides a practical checklist for registrations and other procedural requirements.