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.
In the first part, Pranjali delved into the coverage of fictional characters under US Copyright sphere along with the theories as well as tests of their protection. In this part, she discusses how these characters get protection in the Indian Copyright sphere. She covers all bases as she does an analysis of the concept of character merchandising and how characters in the public domain are dealt with.
Infringement of trademarks is widespread in India and one often hears of brand owners filing lawsuits and conducting ‘raids’ against infringers. This article briefly explores how these infringers are targeted and how such raids are conducted.