Copyright

Discussion on Fundamentals of ‘Authorship’: Copyright System v. Author’s Rights System


The digital world is challenging the fundamental norms of IP laws. This calls for a new perspective on IP as a whole and copyright law in particular. This post offers some thoughts in the context of an article titled ‘Musician uses algorithm to generate every possible melody to prevent copyright lawsuits’ and another article which deals with the usage of AI for emulating the styles of great painters such as Van Gogh, Turner and Vermeer. What are the fundamental principles…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (June 15 – 21)


Topical Highlights Dainik Jagran Sues Telegram for Copyright Infringement: Are Platforms or Group Admins Liable for Unlawful Speech on Closed Online Forums? Divij wrote on the matter of Dainik Jagran suing Telegram for copyright infringement for the circulation of ‘e-papers’ through open Telegram Channels. He analyzes the order that granted an interim injunction in the case of Jagran Prakashan Limited v. Telegram that directed Telegram to provide information about the subscribers/ owners of certain Telegram Channels that were allegedly circulating…


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I-WIN’s First Virtual National IPR Moot Court Competition 2020 [August 7 – 9]


We’re pleased to inform you that I-Win IP Services, in association with Govt’s Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM), is organising its first Virtual National IPR Moot Court Competition. The competition is open to law, science and engineering students and will be held from 4th to 6th July 7th to 9th August, 2020. With an intent to encourage interdisciplinary learning, the competition mandates each participating team to comprise at least one science or engineering student. The deadline for registration…


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Texas A&M School of Law Launches the GIFTED Program with O.P. Jindal Global University


We’re pleased to inform you that Texas A&M School of Law, together with O.P. Jindal Global University, is launching a program that will allow students to spend one semester in both universities, and earn an LL.M degree from either university. For more details, please see the announcement below: Texas A&M School of Law Launches the Global Immersion Fellowship for Talent & Educational Development (GIFTED) Program with O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), India’s Top-ranked Private Law School For the first time…


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Lexstructor’s Live Webinar on ‘Impact of COVID-19 on Patent Laws in India and the Trade Related Aspects on Potential Drugs’ [June 28]


We’re pleased to inform you that Lexstructor is organizing a webinar on ‘Impact of COVID-19 on Patent Laws in India and the Trade Related Aspects on Potential Drugs’. The deadline for registration is June 27, 2020. For further details, please read the announcement below: Webinar on ‘Impact of COVID-19 on Patent Laws in India and the Trade Related Aspects on Potential Drugs’ | June 28, 2020 Lexstructor is an online, open access legal news, journals publication and education imparting platform,…


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Patent

Staying the Post-Grant Revocation of Ibrutinib


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[This post was co-authored with Praharsh Gour. Praharsh is a graduate from Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur and has previously worked with an IP firm, practicing in New Delhi. He is presently an LL.M candidate at the Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University, New Delhi] A recent IPAB order has resulted in a revoked patent over an anti-cancer drug Ibrutinib, being granted a curious new lease of life for the duration of on-going litigation before itself. This post will…


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Copyright

Video Games, User-Generated Content and Copyright


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Sankalp Jain on copyright issues related to video games and user generated content. Sankalp is a third year student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. In the post, he discusses the copyright framework of the video game ‘Dreams’, a collaborative platform for creating and sharing different kinds of user-generated content (UGC), and argues that current Indian copyright law is inadequate to respond to diverse UGC which take the form of…


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Antitrust Scrutiny in Patent Licensing Disputes: An Alternative Approach to Delhi HC’s Decision in Monsanto v. CCI


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Abhilasha Nautiyal, analysing issues related to competition law scrutiny in patent licensing disputes in light of the Delhi High Court’s recent decision in Monsanto v. CCI . Abhilasha is an attorney at Ira Law, a firm that she co-founded with other colleagues. Prior to this, she was a partner at an IP law firm. Abhilasha graduated from the Army Institute of Law and then pursued a master’s in law from…


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Copyright

SpicyIP Fellowship: Is Sub-Licensing Contemplated under the Indian Copyright Act? – A Response


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by our fellowship applicant Nikhil Purohit, on the issue of permissibility of sub-licensing of copyright in India. A couple of months ago, Latha had discussed this issue on the blog, arguing that sub-licensing is not permitted under the Copyright Act. In this post, Nikhil provides a different interpretation of the statutory provisions and argues that the Indian law does permit sub-licensing of copyright. Nikhil is a 4th year student at the…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (June 8 – 14)


[This post has been authored by our new intern, Vedanigini Bisht, a 3rd year student at National Law University, Delhi] Topical Highlight Government Copyright over Bare Acts: India’s Georgia et al Moment on the Horizon? Balu discussed the case of  Arpit Bhargava v. Union of India and Anr. which has now come up before the Supreme Court. He notes that the appellants arguments regarding accessibility and copyright issue are misplaced. The Appellant’s prayer for accessibility is being addressed by the Delhi…


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