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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 Songs.pk. 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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Would You Download A Car?

In a landmark move set to highlight India’s strong reservations against piracy.  the Ministry for Information & Broadcasting has issued directions to all multiplex owners that an anti-piracy clip must be shown to audiences before every movie begins.   Involvement of FICCI  The move came after a

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Google Launches Legal Music Search to Fight Piracy

Update: Google has shut down this service as of August, 2013. In a laudable move, Google announced the launch of a music service in India to help users search for legal online music streams and downloads. Given that India consistently tops the US Special 301 report for

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Copyright Infringement ≠ Theft

What does it mean to illegally download a movie from the Pirate Bay or the latest Bollywood album from Songs.pk? 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

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Bollywood Piracy: Fighting Technology with Technology

There is no doubt that Bollywood has suffered at the hands of piracy, but the battle appears to have moved to cyberspace in recent times. A report by Mybangalore suggests that Bollywood’s latest strategy is to deploy an innovative, yet dubious, weapon against torrents in particular.