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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

Scanning the World’s Library

In the context of the Google Books project, all is not well with the search giant, with Justice Chin of the US District Court rejecting the proposed settlement between Google, the Authors Guild and the publishing industry. That said, it does not appear that Google has any immediate

The ‘2G Scam’

The Supreme Court delivered its highly anticipated decision in the 2G case, marking a watershed moment in the history of Indian telecom law and policy. By directing the cancellation of 122 licences, it brought to conclusion the events surrounding the ‘2G Scam’, which had taken the country by storm

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