CIVIL, Common Law

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

Intellectual Property

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act [USA]

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is most relevant to cyber-piracy law in United States. Under the DMCA, which is essentially an update of the existing copyright law, several computer and web-related copyright regulations were introduced, including 1) the heightening of the penalties for copyright infringement on the Internet, 2) making it a crime to circumvent… Continue reading The Digital Millennium Copyright Act [USA]

CIVIL

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… Continue reading Non- infringement of copyright or Copyright free materials in India

CIVIL

International Copyright Order, 1999

Published vide S.O. 228(E), dated 24.3.1999, published in the Gazette of India, Ext., Pt. II, Section 3(i) dated 6.4.1999. In exercise of the powers conferred by section 40 of the Copyright Act, 1957 (14 of 1957), and in supersession of the International Copyright Order, 1991, the Central Government hereby makes the following Order, namely:— 1. (1)… Continue reading International Copyright Order, 1999