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Copyright (Amendment) Rules 2019

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has proposed changes to rules under the Copyright Act to make it easier for websites, portals and music streaming firms to buy contents and upload them. Copyright (Amendment) Rules 2019 Under the current Copyright Act only radio and TV broadcast firms are allowed to take ..

2019 World Intellectual Property Day (WIPD)

The World Intellectual Property Day (WIPD) is observed every year on April 26 across the globe to spread awareness about the role that intellectual property rights like patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyright play in encouraging innovation and creativity. It aims to increase people’s awareness and understanding of the intellectual property. The main purpose of ..

2018 World Intellectual Property Day (WIPD)

The World Intellectual Property Day (WIPD) is observed every year on April 26 to highlight the role of intellectual property rights, such as patents, trademarks, industrial designs, and copyright, in spurring innovation and creativity. The 2018 theme is “Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity”.

Connotation of amendments in Indian Copyright Act 1947

The Govt of India brings in Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010 to update Copyright Act, 1957 with the demands of the contemporary times. In its inception the law was enacted to provide protection to the copyright of the authors and creators of original literary, dramatic, artistic and cinematographic work. However with the advent of latest electronic ..

Copyright Amendment Bill, 2010 passed; Artists interests protected with newer issues addressed

The Rajya Sabha cleared the Copyright Amendment Bill, 2010. Objectives: The Bill amends the Copyright Act, 1957. To remove operational difficulties and address fresher issues related to the digital world and Internet. To bring Indian laws originally enacted in 1957 in conformity with international norms and World Intellectual Property Organisation, n order to protect the ..

Cabinet clears 3 Bills

The Union Cabinet 3 Bills: The Universities for Research and Innovation Bill, 2012 Copyright (Amendment) Bill National Accreditation Regulatory Authority for Higher Educational Institutions Bill, 2012 The Universities for Research and Innovation Bill, 2012: Key Objectives: To set up world-class institutes focussed on high-quality research. Allow existing varsities to conditionally upgrade to Innovation University status. ..