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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

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

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