Google secures Indian Patent [for annotations associated with video files]

Google India
Internet giant Google secured an Indian Patent for an invention regarding a method and system for transferring annotations associated with video files. Earlier in the year 2009, Google filed the Patent Application for Annotation Framework for Video, as a national phase application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). Accordingly, the application was...

[Breaking] Wife cannot evict her husband from matrimonial home

Family court on Mumbai, while considering a wife’s interim application to evict her husband from the apartment where both of them were living along with their child, on the ground that, she pays the equated monthly instalments (EMI) to repay the load, held that; “if both contribute to the household, either this way or that way, a particular spouse cannot...

[Breaking] Husband’s right to extramarital relationship accepted

The question came before the Honourable Supreme Court in Ghusabhi Raisangbhai Chorasiya v. State of Gujarat, was that, whether husband’s extramarital relationship amounts to cruelty within the meaning of Section 498A, of IPC? A Division Bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice S.J Mukhopadhayay, observed that, if husband has developed some intimacy with another,...

[RTI] Similar action taken against employees involves public interest

Central Information Commissioner while considering an appeal from Shri P.R. Chandol held that, any information sought whether similar treatment has been given to all the employees of Central Council of Homeopathy for the same action or inaction relates to transparency in the Council and involves public interest. Therefore, Central Information Commissioner directed Central Council of Homeopathy to provide...

How death of net neutrality will kill net activism

Net neutrality
Mishika Bajpai & Anish Vohra, Students of Law, Symbiosis Law School, Noida ABSTRACT One of the prominent reasons behind the success of net activism has been the free flow of internet. Social media is bombarded with comments and discussions that take place online on all sorts of policies dealing with the society. Current affairs reach out to people in...

IP Issues in India: EU-India Free Trade Agreement

Call for Papers
KanikaSatyan, Student of Law, Symbiosis Law School, Pune ABSTRACT India adopted the Liberalization Privatization and Globalization Policy in the year 1991 as part of the Economic Reform Policy. The adoption of these policies changed the entire economic scenario in the country paving way for more foreign investments, export etc. In furtherance of the same...

Net neutrality report upholds key principles

Net neutrality
Department of Telecom after meeting over 45 organisations including Facebook, Google, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm, Viber and Skype and telecom service providers and after obtaining views from the general public has released its report on net neutrality in India. Major recommendations of the report are as follows; The Committee unhesitatingly recommends “the...

IPL Verdict: IPL players may get a lifetime ban from playing cricket

Chennai Super Kings Winning Team
The Lodha panel, which was appointed by the Supreme Court of India, suspended the owners of IPL franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for a period of two years in connection with the betting and spot-fixing scandals in the IPL. This follows the IPL rules that state that a franchisee can be punished if the team owners are found guilty of betting or betting related activities. ...

CSK and Rajasthan Royals banned from IPL for two years

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) were suspended for two years from the Indian Premier League (IPL) by the panel appointed by the Supreme Court of India. Earlier Supreme Court appointed a panel to address the issue IPL sport fixing and betting scandal. Panel headed by Justice RM Lodha, in its verdict, which suspended two former champions...

Premam Movie: Online Piracy and the film industry

Premam Movie Poster Malar
Piracy is a term we are frequently hearing since, last two weeks, where the censor copy of the Nivin Pauly starrer Malayalam Super hit movie “Premam”, was available online. The movie already collected around 30 Crore in the Box Office. Since, then internet piracy and the copyright infringement became a hot topic of discussion across the media in the South Indian State, Kerala. Here, in this era...

Premam Movie: Two arrested for circulating Pirated CD

Premam Movie Malar
While conducting a raid in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam districts of South Indian State Kerala, the anti-piracy department of Kerala Police arrested two persons for sale and circulation of pirated CD’s of latest Super Hit Malayalam Movie Premam. Further, five were booked for similar offence. Poonthura Police filed cases against Rio DVD Collections, Fox CD’s,...