Monthly Archives: May 2012

India unveils new National Telecom Policy-2012 and Unified Licensing Regime

The Union Cabinet today approved the National Telecom Policy -2012 (NTP – 2012). The Cabinet also approved introduction of Unified Licence and authorised the Department of Telecommunications to finalise the new Unified Licensing regime with the approval of Minister of … Continue reading

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Copyright Board has no power to pass interim order for complaint under Sec 31 Copyright Act: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that Copyright Board cannot pass an interim order in the pending complaint under Section 31 of the Copyright Act, 1957. Section 31 deals with the Compulsory Licence in works withheld from public by the … Continue reading

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Indian Government proposes to launch Criminal Tracing System

Indian Government proposes to launch CRIMINAL & CRIME TRACKING NETWORK SYSTEM (CCTNS) in all the police stations in the country. CCTNS aims at creating a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effective policing at all levels and … Continue reading

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US increases H1B & L1 fees, effects Indian IT Companies

The Emergency Border Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2010 of the USA, substantially increases the fees for H1B and L1 categories of visas for applicants that employ more than 50 employees in the United States or have more than 50 per … Continue reading

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Court Managers to Assist Judges in Performing Administrative Duties

Indian Government has allocated an amount of Rs. 5,000 crore on the recommendation of Thirteenth Finance Commission for five years from 2010-11 to 2014-15 for various initiatives to improve justice delivery system. Out of this, an amount of Rs. 300 … Continue reading

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Film producers have rights to display their work (including lyrics/music work of others) in public: DHC

Highlighting the differences between the rights of the film producers and lyrics/music creators respectively on their work product, Delhi High Court ruled that once the author of a lyric or a musical work parts with a portion of his copyright … Continue reading

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Ministry of Corporate Affairs revises the Name Availability Guidelines, 2011

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs vide General Circular No. 7/2012 dated April 25, 2012 has revised the Name Availability Guidelines, 2011. The Circular shall be implemented effective May 20, 2012. (i) The facility of name approval through STP mode on … Continue reading

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