Many of India’s legislation instead of maintaining law and order are being used as a tool of oppression and a means to muzzle free speech. One such law is the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA). The Act was passed with theContinue reading “Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act: A Threat to Human Rights”
Understanding Character Copyright in Indian Context through Arbaaz Khan’s Production Private Ltd. v. Northstar Entertainment Private Ltd.
Background In the case of Arbaaz Khan v. North Star Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., the issue arose with regard to whether copyright subsists in the fictional character of “Chulbul Pandey” from the movie “Dabangg” and whether the defendants have infringed the right ofContinue reading “Understanding Character Copyright in Indian Context through Arbaaz Khan’s Production Private Ltd. v. Northstar Entertainment Private Ltd.”
The Constitution of India has bestowed immense power and authority to the State, so much so, that the state can misuse them to a great extent. In order to check against such misuse and to militate against the totalitarian regime, the constitution-makers adornedContinue reading “HORIZONTAL APPLICATION OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN INDIA”
Digital advancement coupled with interactive internet platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram has fostered the participatory culture and enabled users to assert a more active role in the creation and consumption of the content. User-Generated Content (UGC) resulting mostly from the transformation orContinue reading “COPYRIGHTABILITY OF INTERNET MEMES – A VEXED QUESTION”
IntroductionAlthough sustainability has flourished as a theoretical solution to the historic tug-of-war between the development and protection of the environment, attaining this balance is impossible without the dissemination of information. The asymmetry in information amongst the experts and industries, lead to theContinue reading “Draft EIA Notification-Pushing Environmental Public Hearing to its Extinction!”
“A celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness…He is neither good nor bad, great or petty. He is the human pseudo-event.” ~ Daniel Boorstin Right to privacy, recognized under common law and now raised to the status of fundamentalContinue reading “CELEBRITY IS AS CELEBRITY DOES – LOCATING THE RIGHT OF PUBLICITY IN INDIA”
Written by- Sthitapragyan Patnaik In the wake of the pandemic, a global economic crisis is looming large. All around the globe, lockdowns have caused an increase in the number of enterprises and individuals being dragged down to insolvency due to loss ofContinue reading “NEW INSOLVENCY LAWS – A GLIMMER OF HOPE?”
INTRODUCTION In India, achieving uniformity in civil laws is not an easy task given the complex diversity, the population of over 1.17 billion people; twenty- two nationally recognized languages and 844 additional dialects. India is a secular nation having Hindu majority; whereContinue reading “UNIFORM CIVIL CODE: WHETHER DESIRABLE IN THE CONTEMPORARY INDIA?”
The Doctrine of “Essential Religious Practice” The Courts in India have been consistent with the test of essential religious practice since 1957. The test of essential religious practice is a tool in the hands of the Court to initiate the inquiry intoContinue reading “ESSENTIAL RELIGIOUS PRACTICE”
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