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Big Publishing v. Delhi University

The on-going litigation between a group of leading publishers and a small photocopying shop attached to Delhi University has all the elements of a legendary ‘fair dealing’ debate. On one side we have Big Publishing (Oxford & Cambridge University Press along with Francis & Taylor)

De Minimis in Copyright

I had previously examined the possibility of using the maxim de minimis non curat lex (which translates to the law will not resolve petty or unimportant disputes) in the context of Indian copyright law. I concluded that it was possible to resist a claim for copyright infringement under the

Trivial Copyright Claims & De Minimis Explained

At a recent conference on patent and copyright law, the renowned copyright scholar from the University of Pennsylvania – Professor Shyamkrishna Balganesh spoke about the development of fair use in a U.S. context and emphasised their dependence on institutions such as the judiciary or the Copyright Office to

Inception of Ideas: Lessons for the Copyright Hungry

“An idea can transform the world and re-write all the rules. Which is why I have to steal it” – Dom Cobb (from the film ‘Inception’) It is not often one quotes Hollywood movies in the context of copyright law. But this particular dialogue from

Rethinking Intermediary Liability

Two recent developments, from opposite ends of the world, have reignited the debate on India’s flawed intermediary liability regime. The first is a recent order of a US appellate court in the heavily publicised Youtube-Viacom copyright suit. The second development comes from closer home and pertains to the call for annulment of the Intermediary