After the dramatic failure of the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act, the United States Government has come up with a more subtle and practical solution to prevent online piracy. Due to be implemented by the end of this year, this policy, backed by the Obama administration […]
The Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) which was drafted for uniform establishment and enforcement of international...
The much-debated Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was crushed in the European Parliament where 478 votes...
The long awaited Copyright Amendment Bill attained approval from the Rajya sabha yesterday. The Bill addresses certain...
Image from here It has been reported that GEMA, a German Music Copyrights Organisation, which represents in Germany alone, the copyrights of more than 64,000 members (composers, lyricists, and music publishers), and it also represents over two million copyright holders all over the world and is one of the largest […]Read more ›
After the much talked about Megaupload controversy, the storm of curtailing piracy had struck India too. Kolkata court recently ordered some 387 ISPs around India to block access to 104 pirated music sites. It is really very difficult to block a site as they can resurface again if the user […]Read more ›
Recently a US District Court ordered shut down of the popular file sharing site www.megaupload.com after the US government accused the site of pocketing more than $175 million by sharing pirated films, books, music and software files. Kim Dotcom, the founder of the site was arrested in New Zealand and […]Read more ›
Image from here The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has expressed its dissent for adding its name in the Piracy Watch List, prepared by the office of USTR, under the Special 301 Process 2012. Every Year, the Office of United States Trade Representative (USTR) conducts a review of […]Read more ›
The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), US copyright-based industries private sector coalition, has submitted recommendations to the US Trade Representative (USTR) in its annual ‘Special 301’ review. IIPA recommends that 10 countries be placed on the Priority Watch List in 2012: Argentina, Canada, Chile, China (306), Costa Rica, India, Indonesia […]Read more ›
Image from here Ghanaian Music occupies a special place in the world of music. The ethnic style of composing and presenting the music based on poly- rhythmic patterns played with drums, xylophones and bells are the monogram of Ghanaian music. Ghanaian music is well known as the source of High- […]Read more ›