Indian Singers Rights Association (ISRA) registration as a Copyright Society renewed for 5 years

The registration of the Indian Singers Rights Association (ISRA) as a Performer’s Society (Copyright Society) has been renewed for a period of 5 years with effect from 14th June 2018. Continue reading “Indian Singers Rights Association (ISRA) registration as a Copyright Society renewed for 5 years”

Union Cabinet finally approves India’s accession to WIPO Copyright Treaty, 1996 and WIPO Performance and Phonograms Treaty, 1996

Via a press release dated 4th July 2018, published by the Press Information Bureau, it has recently been announced that the Union Cabinet had approved the proposal submitted by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry Continue reading “Union Cabinet finally approves India’s accession to WIPO Copyright Treaty, 1996 and WIPO Performance and Phonograms Treaty, 1996”

Copyright Office receives application for a new Copyright Society for Sound Recording works

Vide a public notice dated 22 May 2018 issued by the Copyright Society, it was announced that the Recorded Music Performance Limited (RMPL) had applied on 26 March 2018 for registration as a Copyright Society under section 33 of the Copyright Act, 1957 in respect of Sound Recording works. Further, Copyright Office has also called for any objections Continue reading “Copyright Office receives application for a new Copyright Society for Sound Recording works”

Post carefully – Delhi High Court acknowledges copyright in Photos on Facebook

In a recent matter, the Delhi High Court has in a suit for permanent injunction filed by Plaintiff, Fairmount Hotels Pvt. Ltd., against Defendant, one Mr. Bhupendra Singh, recognized copyright in the photographs uploaded on Facebook. Continue reading “Post carefully – Delhi High Court acknowledges copyright in Photos on Facebook”

Copyright Office invites objections / suggestions to registration of SRAI

The Copyright Office of India has recently issued a public notice inviting objections / suggestions from general public and stakeholders in respect of the registration application of Screenwriters Rights Association of India (#SRAI) as a Copyright Society under the provisions of section 33 of the Copyright Act, 1957 (available here https://lnkd.in/fnSDM3Z). Continue reading “Copyright Office invites objections / suggestions to registration of SRAI”

Bombay High Court grants injunction in favor of owners of copyright of the song “Keh Doon Tumhe”

The Bombay High Court in a recent judgment has granted injunction in favor of owners of copyright of the famous song “Keh Doon Tumhe” [#KehDoonTumhe] against its unauthorized use in a remixed version in the Defendant’s film. Continue reading “Bombay High Court grants injunction in favor of owners of copyright of the song “Keh Doon Tumhe””

The Copyright Office of India Increases digital presence #digitization

The Copyright Office of India vide a recent notification has communicated its decision to publish on its websites on a monthly basis the following: Continue reading “The Copyright Office of India Increases digital presence #digitization”