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Call for Papers: IJIPL 2015-2016


The Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law is now accepting submissions for its 2015-16 edition. Details are as below: Call for Papers Vol. VIII, 2015-2016 The Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law (IJIPL) is the flagship intellectual property law journal of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. The IJIPL is India’s first student run journal that is wholly devoted to the study of intellectual property. Published annually, it is the combined endeavour of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and the N.C….


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TataSky v. YouTube – Fuzzy Signals on the Protection of TPMs


In one of the first cases of its kind in India, YouTube was recently taken to Court by TataSky for hosting videos that taught people how to circumvent the encryption on the latter’s Set-Top-Boxes (STBs). The procedural history of the case is slightly confusing, as I explain below, but the important provisions are Section 66 of the IT Act and Section 65A of the Copyright Act, the latter being the provisions protecting Technological Protection Measures. [Long post ahead] Case History…


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Consilience 2016 – and it’s a wrap!


As we had announced on the blog earlier, SpicyIP celebrated its tenth anniversary in May this year with Consilience 2016, conceptualised by SpicyIP and NLS’ Law and Technology Society, supported by the MHRD Chair of IP, NLS. The event was supported by SFLC (Software Freedom Law Centre), Texas A&M University, Cellular Association of India, Free Software Movement Karnataka, and Obhaan and Associates. We are finally releasing the Report of the proceedings of the event. As I had mentioned in my…


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Dreaming Deep – Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Copyright, Part I


One of the most popular buzz words in recent times has been Artificial Intelligence (‘A.I’) – and as fascinating, and controversial, as the development of A.I. software is, it also raises some interesting questions on IPR. In fact, in a draft report released recently, the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs calls for “the elaboration of criteria for “own intellectual creation” for copyrightable works produced by computers or robots…” The laws surrounding A.I. and IPR, specifically copyright, are increasingly growing…


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Dreaming Deep – Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Copyright, Part II


In the first post in this series, we saw how evolution in Artificial Neural Networks has led to the blurring the lines of ‘creativity’, or the lack thereof, between software and human beings, specifically in the case of DeepDream. We are currently at a stage in software evolution where software is not precisely a ‘tool’, but not precisely an independent ‘contributor’ either. The second part of this post attempts to place that in the context of the current copyright law….


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (5-11 June)


Our Highlight of the Week for the last week is, quite definitely, Prashant Reddy’s excellent, detailed post reflecting on the Delhi High Court’s Justice Manmohan Singh’s major decisions and IP jurisprudence, and on the question of the criteria of appointments to the post of the Chairman of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board. His post comes in the context of reports that Justice Singh might be tapped for the post. Our first post this week was Prateek’s commentary on the recent…


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Consilience 2016 – Final Schedule


As the event draws near, we have just put the finishing touches in the schedule for Consilience 2016! The final schedule for the event is attached below. You can register for the event by sending an email to [email protected], with your name, designation and institutional affiliation, and with the subject ‘Registration for Consilience’. The registration costs for the whole event are as follows- Corporates: Rs. 5000 Non-profits: Rs. 3000 Students: Rs. 1000 Other individuals: Rs. 2500 Please register quickly, before 11:59 PM,…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (8-14 March)


Our Highlight of the Week is Prof. Shamnad’s post breaking the news that a final decision in the Sovaldi opposition case had been released, after long and arduous proceedings, with his comments on the same. He specifically analyses the perspective taken in the decision on the Section 3(d) issue, and on the adjudicatory competence at the ‘quasi-judicial’ Patent Office. We started this week with the second post in Rahul’s excellent two-part series on Roche Products (India) Pvt. Ltd. v. Drug Controller…


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Texas AMU – Meet and Greet in Bangalore!


Recently, we announced to our readers an exciting series of initiatives being launched by the Texas A&M University School of Law (TAMU). Ranked amongst the top 14 IP Law programmes in the US, TAMU’s intellectual property program has exciting new course offerings and initiatives. TAMU has also recently bolstered its already phenomenal faculty by adding top IP talent, including Professors Peter Yu, Srividhya Ragavan, Irene Calboli, specialising in Asian and Indian perspectives, and Professors Glynn Lunny, Megan Carpenter and Saurabh…


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Consilience 2016 – Updated Schedule!


Due to an error on our part, an out-dated version of the Schedule was uploaded on to the Consilience 2016 website. The Schedule has now been updated on the website, and has also been uploaded onto the SpicyIP website here. We apologise for any inconvenience or confusion caused by this. We have also added further details to the website, so do check it out! And of course, please do register. For easy access, the final Schedule is also available below….


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