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Blocking Websites for the Sake of Bollywood

The Indian Music Industry is all guns blazing after obtaining an order from the Calcutta High Court against the popular website It is now going after more than a hundred websites allegedly indulging in piracy of Bollywood songs. This piece will provide an insight on the state

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Applying Viacom v. Youtube to Indian Intermediary Law

Viacom v. Youtube is a landmark decision in the history US copyright law, dealing exclusively with the issue of intermediary liability for copyright infringement, which is an issue of particular importance in the age of online video sharing platforms. The objective here is to consider the principles evolved in


Music Licenses in the Cloud

As we move everything to the cloud, licensing issues around internet-based services have come to the forefront. In this context, it may be worthwhile to examine a few of them in relation to a few cloud based multimedia services currently being offered to consumers. Cloud based music


Is Caching Copyright Infringement?

Update: The Copyright Amendment Act, 2012 (PDF), which is now in force, has introduced Section 52(1)(b) and (c). These two sections provide exemptions to intermediaries for the storage of transient copies of information. Clause (b) protects Internet Service Providers, while clause (c) protects ‘information intermediaries’ such