In the recent celebrated case of Google vs. Oracle, the US Supreme Court found Google’s use of Java Application programming interface (API packages) a fair use. In 2018, the Federal Circuit ruled in favor of Oracle, to which Google appealed to this decision in the Supreme Court in 2019. The Court agreed in 2019 to consider questions such as the copyright protection to the... Read More
Copyright protects the literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic work, cinematographic work, and sound recordings. This form of intellectual property gives an absolute right to the creator and the author for their work and any infringement can be claimed. Literary works also include computer programs, tables, and compilations including computer databases which may be... Read More
Chinese Smartphone maker brand, Xiaomi faced an embarrassment recently as the company was caught copying artwork of artist Peter Tarka, famous for 3D Art. The image copied by Xiaomi was put on their Spanish website to promote their new range of home products. It is understood that Xiaomi has been... Read More
Directive On Copyright In The Digital Single Market
Our world, today, is shaped by the Internet. With the onslaught of the discussion about data privacy, it is seen how the Internet is used as a platform to shape people's mind and their opinions. The amount of content being consumed through the internet continues to rise... Read More
The word ‘adaptation’ connotes innocence. The minute we hear or read this word, we pass it off as something that is an innocent or general attempt to recreate a piece of work that has already been produced or composed and appreciated. The adaptation of any work signifies a bona fide replication of the original. But, is it always done in good faith?
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Open Source Software (OSS) is a kind of software with source code that can be modified, enhanced, and inspected by ANYONE. In the case of an OSS, a person may alter how the software works or improve it by adding features or fixing parts that do not work properly, by modifying the source code of the software... Read More
After the Toblerone chocolate war with Poundland, there is another matter of copying the design of chocolate. Hotel Chocolat produced its flagship chocolates ‘Slab’ which were alleged to be copied by Waitrose another chocolate selling company. A series of tweets suggesting that the selling of similar-looking chocolates created confusion in the minds of the consumers and made... Read More
This case is a copyright infringement suit pertaining to software, filed by the Plaintiff before the Surat District Court. However, the was subsequently transferred to the Commercial Court at Vadodara following a revaluation.
In the instant case, the plaintiff claims to have a copyright in a rough diamond planning software called "Advisor" which the... Read More
If a monkey takes photographs who will win the rights of the copyright- monkey or human? This question went viral with the publication of the selfie of a monkey. Finally, The US Court has answered this controversial topic that has been doing the rounds since 2015. U.S court decided that no monkeys can own the copyright because copyright is only applicable to humans. A quick... Read More