Protecting the Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property Rights Illegally Downloading Music Open Source Software Licences Passing Off Claiming Royalties Art Work Self Publishing Versus Publishing House Copyright Copyright The Basics Copyright Infringement Remedies for Copyright Infringement Who can Claim Copyright Infringement? Criminal Liability for Copyright Infringement Copyright Tribunals Can Ideas be Protected by Copyright? What are Moral Rights? How long… Read More Protecting the Intellectual Property Rights

Judicial Opinions, Statutes and Government Rules-Regulations are not Copyright Protected in United state of America [USA]

Wheaton vs Peter, 33 U.S, 991, 668 [1834] was the first copyright case in the United States till held good law and continuing as quoted in the recent decisions. Case Title Citation Year Vote Classification Subject Matter Opinions Statute Interpreted Summary of Opinions Wheaton v. Peters 33 U.S. (8 Pet.) 591 1834 5 – 2 Substantive Copyrightability/Common law Copyright/Formalities… Read More Judicial Opinions, Statutes and Government Rules-Regulations are not Copyright Protected in United state of America [USA]

Role Of Indian Judiciary In IPR Development And Adjudication

The principal function of Judiciary is to provide legal remedies against infringement of personal and property rights of persons.  Intellectual property is inchoate property when manifested in a legally recognizable way. Property right was, till the deletion of Article 19(1)(f) of the Constitution of India, a fundamental right for citizens, but now under Article 300-A it is separately notified as… Read More Role Of Indian Judiciary In IPR Development And Adjudication

Traditional Knowledge Digital Library [Govt of India]

Traditional Knowledge Digital Library  The Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) was established in the year 2001.  The Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) is a collaborative project between the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Department of AYUSH. The same is a home-grown effort to ensure patent offices around the world do not… Read More Traditional Knowledge Digital Library [Govt of India]

Anton Piller orders

Anton Piller orders is Order Other than the extensive police powers under the Copyright Act, plaintiffs have various civil powers to enforce their right. Copyright owners and associations can employ civil procedure to search the defendant’s premises as seize the pirated copies. This is done via ‘Anton Piller’ orders obtained from civil courts which permit… Read More Anton Piller orders

GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX [GII]

Jointly Published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization, in partnership. The Global Innovation Index provides detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 126 countries and economies around the world. Its 80 indicators explore a broad vision of innovation, including political environment, education, infrastructure and business sophistication.

R G. Anand Appellant Versus Delux Films and others[ALL SC 1978 August]

KEYWORDS:- COPYRIGHT – COMMON LAW PRINCIPLES-Infringement of a copyright- DATE:-18-08-1978 AIR 1978 SC 1613 : (1979) 1 SCR 218 : (1978) 4 SCC 118 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) R G. Anand Appellant Versus Delux Films and others Respondent (Before : S. Murtaza Fazl Ali, Jaswant Singh And R. S. Pathak, JJ.) Civil Appeal No. 2030… Read More R G. Anand Appellant Versus Delux Films and others[ALL SC 1978 August]

Non- infringement of copyright or Copyright free materials in India

Section 52 , Copyright Act, 1957 52. Certain acts not to be infringement of copyright.— (1) The following acts shall not constitute an infringement of copyright, namely:— (a) a fair dealing with a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work 1[not being a computer programme] for the purposes of— (i) Private use including research;] (ii) criticism or review, whether… Read More Non- infringement of copyright or Copyright free materials in India

The Copyright Rules, 1958

Published S.R.O. 270, dated 21.1.1958, published in the Gazette of India, Ext., Pt. II, Section 3(ii), dated 21.1.1958. CHAPTER I Preliminary 1. Short title, extent and commencement .—(1) These rules may be called The Copyright Rules, 1958.(2) They extend to the whole of India.(3) They shall come into force on the date on which the Act… Read More The Copyright Rules, 1958