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Apple Music V. Spotify: A Comparative Study In The Digital Music Marketplace (Part ii)

SPOTIFY Spotify is an on-demand music streaming service that allows users to browse a database of music licensed through different record labels, as well as create and share playlists with other Spotify users. It has 70 million songs on its servers, all of which are saved on its own servers. Users had three subscription options … Continue reading Apple Music V. Spotify: A Comparative Study In The Digital Music Marketplace (Part ii)

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Apple Music V. Spotify: A Comparative Study In the Digital Music Marketplace (Part I)

INTRODUCTION ‘Enforcement of IP rights is crucial to the viability of online Information-based goods markets’                            – (Bockstedt, Kauffman, & Riggins, 2005) As a result of technological improvements, the music industry has evolved considerably during the last few decades. Technology has had both … Continue reading Apple Music V. Spotify: A Comparative Study In the Digital Music Marketplace (Part I)

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Patent Licensing Firm TOT Power Control Files Patent Infringement Suit against Apple’s 3G Cellular Technology

Recently, TOT Power Control, S.L. (“TOT”), a technology and patent licensing entity has filed a complaint against Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) alleging infringement of two of TOT’s patents. The complaint has been filed in the District Court of Delaware alleging for infringing a pair of wireless communications technology patents covering baseband modem power output and its … Continue reading Patent Licensing Firm TOT Power Control Files Patent Infringement Suit against Apple’s 3G Cellular Technology

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New Phase of the Copyright Regime: Critical Note on the Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021

In India, the copyright regime is governed by the Copyright Act, 1957 and is regulated by the Copyright Rules, 2013.  The Ministry of Human Resources and Development on 14 March 2013 notified the Copyright Rules, 2013. Two years ago, in 2019 a draft for amendments was released for public comments. On 30 March 2021, the government of … Continue reading New Phase of the Copyright Regime: Critical Note on the Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021

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Microsoft Cross Licensing

Microsoft grants licenses to companies under fair and reasonable terms. It is important for the company claiming license to adhere with the Microsoft’s IP licensing policy. The process for granting license is non-exclusive and is based on “commercially reasonable” terms i.e. terms under which other technology industry license is granted. Microsoft entered into more than … Continue reading Microsoft Cross Licensing

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Submission on SEPs and Their Availability Under FRAND Terms

Introduction This submission is with respect to the discussion paper published by DIPP on Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and their availability under FRAND terms. As one of the prime objects of IP laws is to promote/establish a fair balance between IP protection and Public interest, it is becoming essential for the governing bodies to have … Continue reading Submission on SEPs and Their Availability Under FRAND Terms

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Trademark Licensing in India

One of the drastic turnarounds caused by the introduction of the new Trade Marks Act, 1999, repealing the old Trade Marks Act, 1958 was broadening the definition of the phrase ‘permitted use’. In the new Act, the use of a registered Trade Mark is now permitted not only by the registered user, but also by … Continue reading Trademark Licensing in India

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