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Parliamentary Standing Committee reports can be relied on during court proceedings: SC

In an important ruling, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the reports of the Parliamentary Standing Committee can be relied on during the court proceedings but added that these reports cannot be challenged in the courts because of parliamentary … Continue reading

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Special law prevails over the general law: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that if no charge has been made out under Section 67 of IT Act (“Act”) in case of obscene material circulated over the internet, then the accused cannot be proceeded against under Section 292 of … Continue reading

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‘Actual knowledge’ of ISPs required to impose liability: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently ruled that ‘actual knowledge’ and not ‘general awareness’ of internet intermediaries is required to impose liability on them for infringement with respect to a specific copyright work. The Court was entertaining an appeal filed by … Continue reading

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HCs’ not to entertain matters related to Armed Forces: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the High Courts should refrain from entertaining petitions regarding matters related to Armed Forces in light of the specific provisions enumerated in the Armed Forces Tribunal Act (“Act”). The Apex Court said, “If … Continue reading

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AGI Office within purview of RTI Act: DHC

The Delhi High Court ruled that the office of Attorney General of India (“AGI”) is a ‘public authority’ under the Right to Information Act (“Act”) as it is established under the Constitution of India. The Court said that, “the role … Continue reading

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High Court not a ‘District Court’ under Sec 44A CPC: DHC

In an important ruling regarding execution of foreign decrees from reciprocating countries, the Delhi High Court held that it is not vested with the jurisdiction to entertain such execution petitions as the Court is not a ‘District Court’ under Section … Continue reading

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India Becomes the First Country to Ratify the Marrakesh Treaty

Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled India becomes the first country to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind, … Continue reading

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