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Copyright as a Provocateur


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Outline of the talk to be delivered on the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day, at an event jointly organised by the German Book Office, IRRO, and the German Embassy in India.

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Copyright as a Provocateur

  1. 1. Dr Arul George Scaria Co-Director, CIIPC | Assistant Professor, National Law University, Delhi
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  3. 3.  Whom should copyright law protect?  Authors  Copyright owners  Users
  4. 4.  “We have taken the songs 'Ishwar Allah' from the film '1947:Earth' and the song 'Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walon' from the film 'Dus' in our film, thus we have given the due credits to respective lyricists Javed Sahab and Sameer Ji. @TSeries is our Music partner,” - Sandip S Singh (Producer)
  5. 5.  How long should the moral rights protection be?
  6. 6. Sec. 31D of the Copyright Act 1957
  7. 7. Image source: OUP, CUP and T&F v. Rameshwari Photocopy Service and the University of Delhi (Delhi High Court, 2016)
  8. 8.  How do we ensure balance of interests within copyright system?  How do we persuade policy makers to take an evidence based approach for legal reforms?
  9. 9. ThankYou @arulscaria