Impact of Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012 in the Digital era

Author: Vishnu S Warrier A rare political consensus, despite reservations expressed by some Members of Parliament over certain omissions in the Bill, marked the passage of the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2012, in Parliament in May. Almost all the speakers in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha underlined the need to protect the copyright of authors. The Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012, seeks to make...

Economics as a Science and its relevance to Law

Economics is the branch of knowledge concerned with the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth. It is the condition of a region or group as regards material prosperity. It is the social science that analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Now the Question is whether Economics is a science or not? Economics is a science that treats of those social phenomena...

TDS not deductible on payment for advertisement to foreign company

TDS is not deductable on the payment made to search engine provider (Google or yahoo) for advertisement or display of banner at site, as same is business income and in absence of permanent establishment in India same cannot be considered as income taxable in India. The assessee has utilises the internet search engine such as Google, Yahoo etc. to buy space for advertising on the internet on behalf...

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Green Ganges…!

Author: Rajiv Krish* Recently, my family and I relocated back from the silicon valley of the east to the Venice of east, a change which accountants terms as a change from service tax (tax for software services in the silicon valley) to value added tax (VAT tax for trade in the Indian town of Venice). Kerala, in its entirety is a state enveloped with greenery and stamped with rain. A traveler passing...

Cabinet to introduce the Indian Judicial Service (IJS)

Aiming to infuse young talents to higher judiciary, the government has prepared a Cabinet note to introduce the Indian Judicial Service (IJS) — an all-India service on the lines of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS). The proposal is likely to be brought before the Union Cabinet next week for its approval. Sources said the Cabinet note has been prepared by the...

Copyright Board cannot pass Order of Interim Compulsory License

Author: Varnika Singh* The Copyright Board under the Copyright Act, 1957 [hereinafter referred as ‘Act’] does not have power to grant an ad hoc compulsory license by way of interim order. On 3rd May 2012 the Full Bench of Supreme Court of India headed by Hon’ble Justice Mr. Altamas Kabir, Hon’ble Justice Mr. Surinder Singh Nijjar and Hon’ble Justice Mr. J. Chelameswar...

Eve Teasing

Authors : Chaitanya Chauhan & Rahul Kulhare Eve teasing is generally used in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh for public sexual harassment or sexually aggressive behaviour toward, women or girls.Eve teasing begins as an attempt to irritate a girl or catch her attention. A lewd stare, a sly whistle, a well-timed clap, an unwarranted bump, a seemingly causal touch, a lingering look at a vulnerable...

Tinted glasses…!!

Author : Rajiv Krish Thought of the day was Rule 100 (2) of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, which reads as follows: “The glass of every motor vehicle shall maintain visual transmission of light not less than 70% in the front and the rear and 50% in the sides”. Recently the Supreme Court ordered respective enforcement authorities to ensure that all the vehicles comply with this provision...