Weekly News Updates: Copyright and Entertainment Law
Delhi High Court grants injunction against infringing websites
In a recent judgment, the Delhi High Court granted an injunction in favor of media giant Sony Entertainment, barring certain rogue websites from illegally broadcasting the International Cricket Series, 2022. Sony Entertainment filed the current lawsuit, claiming that illegal broadcasting of the series was infringing. On Sony’s exclusive license to broadcast International Cricket Series, 2022 in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and many other countries. The Delhi High Court held that the balance of convenience is in Sony Entertainment’s favor, as they are likely to cause irreparable harm in the absence of an injunction.
Lok Sabha lists Bill to regulate digital media.
According to the Lok Sabha Secretariat, the Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2022 has been listed for this monsoon session of Parliament. The bill will replace the earlier Press and Registration of Books (PRB) Act, 1867 and bring digital media outlets under the ambit of print media. The proposed bill aims to establish a Press Registrar General, and lay down a simplified procedure for registration of e-papers, doing away with the provisions currently relating to criminal prosecution of publishers under the previous law.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has issued draft guidelines for child actors working in the entertainment industry.
In order to protect the interests of children working in the films or entertainment industry, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has issued guidelines to guarantee a healthy working environment for children. As per the proposed rules, the producer of a film hiring such a child artist has to obtain approval from the appropriate district magistrate before involving a child in the shooting of a film or advertisement, the proposed regulation also prohibits the placement of children in those roles. imposes that are not appropriate or inappropriate for their age.
Written and compiled by Varun Gopal Krishnan (Associate, BananaIP Counsel), and Bharat Sharma (Intern, BananaIP Counsel)
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