Each and every day millions of people are engaged in writing books, articles , short stories, developing drawing materials , conceptualising business plans , making music , creating sound recording , producing cinematographic films , video films etc. First thing which comes in mind to any author is that the pain that being taken to […]Continue Reading
STATUTORY LICENSE FOR BROADCASTING OF LITERARY AND MUSICAL WORKS AND SOUND RECORDING U/S 31 D of Copyright Act 1957.
In the case of a Statutory License, the statute itself has created an exception and has granted such a license to all broadcasting organisations under the statute itself i.e. the Act, which under Section 31D (1) provides as follows: “Any broadcasting organisation desirous of communicating to the public by way of a broadcast or by […]Continue Reading
SAVE THROUGH REGISTERED COPYRIGHT SOCIETIES , OWNERS CANNOT ISSUE “BUSINESS OF LICENSING” OR “DEMAND FOR ANY ROYALTY” ON INDIVIDUAL BASIS OR THROUGH UNREGISTERED COPYRIGHT SOCIETIES. For registration of copyright societies for different work in specific categories , owners and authors have to submit the application for the purpose of carrying on the “business of issuing […]Continue Reading
DEMONETISATION OF COPYRIGHT GOLDEN RULE THAT BEING FOLLOWED WORLDWIDE WHILE DRAFTING COPYRIGHT LEGISLATION (INCLUDING INDIA BEING BERNE CONVENTION MEMBER) IS ON THE PRINCIPLE THAT ; “Copyright is a Government granted monopoly for a limited period of time in which authors and owners are given “exclusive rights” (not absolute rights) with restrictions / fair use exemptions […]Continue Reading
This article is in continuation of Musical work MW Series and the intriguing question cropped up in connection to musical work was on the appointment of authorised Agents by the owners. Question : Can an “Agent” issue or grant business license in respect to any work in which the Copyright subsists or in respect of […]Continue Reading
COPYRIGHT MADE EASY CME [Student Series] MW 1- 06 This article is in continuation of MW 1.04 & 1.05.
In the last Article MW 1.05, finally the question asked was – For administrating the author’s and owner’s musical or literary work ( for that matter any work) , how the registered Copyright societies can ask to sign the assignment and license deeds ? Practically in India , exceptions may be there but generally all […]Continue Reading
In continuation to previous Article MW 1.04 on commercial exploitation of all the copyright work(s) in particular to musical work that being addressed requires the fundamental understanding on LICENSING. LICENSING is covered under Section 30 Chapter VI of the Copyright Act 1957. Before going ahead further on licensing , a flow chart being reproduced herein […]Continue Reading
COPYRIGHT MADE EASY CME [Student Series] MW 1- 04 Commercial Utilisation or Exploitation !! of MUSICAL WORK.
In our endeavour to explain various works defined under the Copyright Act 1957 and in particular Musical work herein, it’s important to cover the topic on the cardinal facts based for commercial utilisations of such works. In India , the word commercial exploitation is in vogue than commercial utilisation because from the inception of the […]Continue Reading
COPYRIGHT MADE EASY CME [Student Series] MW 1- 03 Evolution in definition of “MUSICAL WORK” from pre independence.
The history of copyright law in India can be traced back to its colonial era under the British Empire. The Copyright Act, 1957 was the first post-independence copyright legislation in India and the law has been amended six times since 1957 with major amendments in 1994 & 2012. The most recent amendment was in the […]Continue Reading