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
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
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
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.