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What’s in a (domain) name?

When Shakespeare proclaimed that ‘a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet’, he probably wasn’t talking about domain names. The desire of vanity websites and recent incidence of cybersquatting has given rise to a curious case in which a prominent Indian politician has had to lay claim

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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


Copyright Infringement ≠ Theft

What does it mean to illegally download a movie from the Pirate Bay or the latest Bollywood album from Are you stealing from the artists and record companies? Are you committing ‘theft’? The nature of piracy is part of a rousing debate in copyright law circles. It assumes