Tag Archives: 1957

Design of article prepared for industrial production of an article, is a design: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently clarified that where a design of an article is prepared for the industrial production of an article, it is a design and registrable under Designs Act and the copyright in such design shall cease if … Continue reading

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Film producer has exclusive copyright on works of lyricist or musician: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that once the author of a lyric or a musical work parts with a portion of his copyright by authorizing a film producer to make a cinematograph film in respect of his work and … Continue reading

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CB search-cum-selection committee unconstitutional: MHC

In a recent ruling, the Madras High Court struck down the constitution of a search-cum-selection committee for making recommendations for appointment of members of the Copyright Board as unconstitutional as being violative of the basic structure of the Constitution of … Continue reading

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Agent must disclose agency while granting copyright license: BHC

In an important ruling, the Bombay High court held that an authorized agent issuing license on behalf of a copyright owner must disclose the factum of agency so that the licensee knows that it has a valid license from the … Continue reading

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Copyright in design ceases if article produced more than 50 times: DHC

The Delhi High Court clarified that if a design can be registered under the Designs Act, but however is not registered, then the design will no doubt have a copyright under the Copyright Act till an article is produced more … 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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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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