India has high scores in all 7 GII
areas – Institutions, Human Capital
and Research, Infrastructure,
Market Sophistication, Business
Sophistication, Knowledge and
Technology Outputs, and Creative
Outputs, in which it scores above
the average of the lower-middleincome

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 does Copyright last? Copyright and […]

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 Majority: McLean Dissent: Thompson, Baldwin There […]

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 a Constitutional right ensuring that no […]

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 grant patents for applications founded […]

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 court-appointed officers, accompanied by representatives […]

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.

WIPO Copyright and Performances and Phonograms Treaties Implementation Act of 1998 – Amends Federal copyright law to grant copyright protection to: (1) sound recordings that were first fixed in a treaty party (a country or intergovernmental organization other than the United States that is a party to specified international copyright and other agreements); and (2) pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works incorporated in a building or other structure or an architectural work embodied in a building located in the United States or a treaty party.

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