Copyright

  • No copyright or trademark in Yoga, pranic healing asanas, rules HC 14-01-2014 06:18 PM

    Exclusive rights over yoga and pranic exercises, which are derivatives of ancient technique of yoga in India, cannot be claimed under the Copyright Act, the Delhi High Court has held. The court made the observations while rejecting the plea of Philippines-based Institute for Inner Studies seeking to restrain some persons...
  • Google defeats authors in long-running Google Books lawsuit 15-11-2013 07:24 AM

    New York: Google on Thursday won dismissal of a long-running lawsuit by authors who accused the Internet search company of digitally copying millions of books for an online library without permission. US Circuit Judge Denny Chin in Manhattan accepted Google's argument that its scanning of more than 20 million books,...
  • Tata Motors move court against trademark infringement 10-06-2013 07:44 AM

    New Delhi: Tata Motors has filed a complaint before a Delhi court alleging infringement of its trademark and copyright by unknown persons manufacturing and marketing spurious ancillary automobile products under its name. In the complaint filed in the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidya Prakash, the company said it has...
  • Javed Akhtar appointed vice president of copyright body 08-06-2013 04:13 PM

    Mumbai: Acclaimed writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar's three-year long battle to secure copyright benefits for writers and musicians in the country, has now gone global. In what must be regarded as a singular honour for an Indian artist, he has been appointed the vice president of the International Confederation Of Authors and...
  • Justin Bieber sued for USD 10 million over copyright issues 05-05-2013 10:45 AM

    Los Angeles: Rapper Devin Copeland has filed a 10 million dollar copyright infringement lawsuit on Usher and Justin Bieber. Copeland, who is better known by his stage name, Devin the Dude, has alleged that he showed Usher a tune of the same name and he usurped it for Bieber's My...
  • Google again beats Viacom in $1 billion copyright case against YouTube 20-04-2013 01:56 PM

    New York: For the second time in three years, a US federal judge has dismissed Viacom's $1 billion copyright lawsuit against YouTube, saying the online video site doesn't have to police itself as long as it removes infringing videos when copyright owners give notice. US District Court Judge Louis Stanton...
  • Low cost smartphones will be the next step: Google chairman Eric Schmidt 21-03-2013 08:42 AM

    Visiting Google Chairman Eric Schmidt claims that low cost smartphones will be the next step. "The big future is still smartphones. And the vast majority of Indians will encounter the internet on a smartphone, it will be a low cost smartphone of great power. They will deal with health and...
  • Government notifies new copyright rules 18-03-2013 11:25 PM

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  • 'Knock Out' in plagiarism row, producers to pay Rs 1.25 crore 15-03-2013 04:46 PM

    Makers of 2010's Sanjay Dutt and Irrfan Khan-starrer 'Knock Out' have been asked to pay a sum of Rs 1.25 crore for infringement of copyright in a recent verdict by Bombay High Court. ...
  • Twitter to replace copyright violating tweets with takedown notice 05-11-2012 04:53 PM

    New Delhi: With the view to be more transparent with the content posted by users, Twitter has introduced a new copyright policy that has made a change in the way Twitter responds to copyright complaints. Twitter will now withheld any copyright-infringing tweet with a takedown notice explaining it's being withheld...
  • Bollywood calls for revamp of certification rules 30-10-2012 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: Members of the film fraternity today erupted into a debate about the process of film certification in the country, calling for a revamp in the constitution of the CBFC and The Cinematograph Act of 1952. Industry stalwarts like Mukesh Bhatt, Ramesh Sippy, Shyam Benegal, Sudhir Mishra and Shabana...
  • Oppn prevents Sibal from moving Copyright bill 13-12-2011 06:45 PM

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal was on Tuesday prevented from moving an amendment bill in the Rajya Sabha on Copyright Act by the Opposition, which saw in it "conflict of interest". Even before Sibal could move the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010, for consideration, members from BJP,...
  • Google's Schmidt blasts Internet copyright bills 16-11-2011 10:32 AM

    Massachusetts: Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt blasted proposed legislation to tighten online copyright regulation on Tuesday, saying the bills would lead to censorship of the Internet. Intended to combat the trade in pirated movies and music, the two bills would give copyright holders and law enforcement officials added powers...
  • Could one music downloader change US copyright law? 29-09-2011 05:21 PM

    New York: In the age of iTunes and an-app-for-everything, Joel Tenenbaum's battle with the music industry over illegal downloading seems as relevant as an eight-track cassette. But it turns out the fight could produce something surprisingly enduring: a change in copyright law. Back in 2007, Tenenbaum was one of 35,000...
  • SAP to pay $20M to settle criminal charges 15-09-2011 02:24 PM

    San Francisco: Business software maker SAP AG on Wednesday said it agreed to pay $20 million to settle criminal charges from the US Department of Justice against a now-defunct subsidiary, TomorrowNow. The subsidiary was accused of 12 counts of fraud and copyright infringement for stealing documents from rival Oracle Corp.'s...
  • Lady Gaga accused of copying 'Judas' 07-08-2011 12:11 PM

    Los Angeles: Lady Gaga on Friday was slapped with a lawsuit claiming her hit song 'Judas' on the new album 'Born This Way' was copied from a similar tune by a Chicago-based singer and songwriter. Rebecca Francescatti, who filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Illinois on Wednesday, alleges...
  • UK to legalise private copying of CDs 03-08-2011 07:59 AM

    London: Britain will signal on Wednesday that it intends to legalise copying of CDs or DVDs onto digital music players or computers for personal use, a government source said on Tuesday. The move was one of the recommendations made in a review of Britain's intellectual property framework carried out by...
  • GaGa's YouTube account suspended, restored 16-07-2011 01:20 PM

    New York: Even one of online video's biggest stars isn't immune to copyright claims. Lady Gaga's YouTube account was suspended earlier this week on Thursday. The notice read that the suspension was due to "multiple or severe violations of YouTube's copyright policy." By late Thursday, the account had been restored,...
  • Hyundai mulls legal action over 'Delhi Belly' 05-07-2011 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) is considering legal action against Aamir Khan's latest film, Delhi Belly, for allegedly depicting one of the company's cars in a derogatory manner. "Our legal team is looking into the matter and watching the film clips. Accordingly, we will decide our future course...
  • Aamir settles copyright issue over 'DK Bose' 04-07-2011 06:56 PM

    New Delhi: 'Bhaag DK Bose', the popular song from Aamir Khan's latest production Delhi Belly accidentally infringed copyrights of an artist duo who have a registered trademark of a similar name, but the actor has now amicably resolved the issue. Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra had claimed that the phrase...
  • Sanjay to host the next season of 'Bigg Boss'? 30-06-2011 03:14 PM

    Sanjay Dutt may host the next season of 'Bigg Boss', while 'Delhi Belly's 'Bhaag DK Bose' runs into controversy yet again. ...
  • Website to pay $950,000 for Beatles piracy 29-03-2011 12:31 PM

    Los Angeles: The owners of a California Web site that sold Beatles songs for 25 cents each before they went on sale legally through iTunes have agreed to pay the band's EMI Group label $950,000 to settle a copyright infringement lawsuit, court papers showed on Monday. A federal judge ruled...
  • Lime Wire, music companies settle copyright case 09-03-2011 10:20 AM

    New York: The operator of Lime Wire, a once-popular file-sharing service shut down last year for copyright infringement, has settled a lawsuit brought by music publishers. The settlement with Lime Wire LLC covers more than 30 publishers, including units of EMI Group, Sony Corp and Vivendi SA. The terms were...
  • Amended Copyright Act a blessing: Bhardwaj 15-02-2011 03:54 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker and composer Vishal Bhardwaj says that the Copyright Amendment Bill, if passed in Lok Sabha, would certainly be a blessing for lyricists and music directors of the the Indian film industry. "Nothing can be better than this for music composers and artists. The Copyright Amendment Bill that going...
  • Cheap books or end of Indian writing? 20-01-2011 05:32 PM

    If Indian lawmakers accept the new measures that have been proposed in India's Copyright Act, they may solve many of Bollywood's problems over intellectual property rights with respect to the music and lyrics of film songs. However, perhaps more by accident than by design, they may also give India's English...
  • 'Copyright amendment could derail publishing' 20-01-2011 05:22 PM

    New Delhi: Authors and top publishers Wednesday launched a countrywide signature campaign against the proposed Copyright Amendment Bill 2010, which, they feared, could endanger Indian publishing. They are worried that the amendment would remove restrictions on their territorial rights and allow easy import of cheaper and pirated versions of books....
  • J-Lo accused of copying new track 19-01-2011 10:54 PM

    London: Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has been accused of copying her latest track "On the Floor" from a record by R&B singer Kat Deluna. Contactmusic.com reports, critics have pointed out that both tracks were produced by music mogul RedOne and they claim the lyrics and harmonies are similar. Lopez sings on...