Music Industry and Copyright Law in India
Intellectual Property Law

Music Industry and Copyright Law in India

Do you remember iconic songs like ‘Tamma Tamma’, ‘Badan pe Sitaarein’, and ‘Urvasi’ of 70s, 80s or 90s? These songs were the biggest hits of their times because of their eccentric dance moves and catchy music tunes.  Nowadays, we are witnessing the latest trend of remixes of these legendary old Hindi songs in Bollywood. Did you ever notice that the remix versions of these legendary old melodious songs are in violation of copyright laws or not? Or Does a person has the legal authority to launch a remix version of the song that is the original work of an author? 

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Right to Protest in India: Is it a Fundamental Right?
Constitutional Developments

Right to Protest in India: Is it a Fundamental Right?

We are observing a number of extraordinary public protests in India. Do these hinder the democracy of India? Thousands of people assemble on the streets for protests so as to give a voice to their demands or to raise their voice against injustice. These public protests are the hallmark of a democratic country as it allows the voices of general public to be heard by those in power. 

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Legality of Phone tapping in India
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Legality of Phone tapping in India

Phone tapping refers to the monitoring of internet-based communications and phones by a third party by secret means. The word ‘phone tapping’ also means wiretapping or line bugging or interception of the phone. It was first commenced in the USA in the 1890s after the invention of the telephone recorder. Communication surveillance are broadly accepted as a necessary evil.

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Analysis of Right to Privacy in Modern Era
Constitutional Developments

Analysis of Right to Privacy in Modern Era

Article 21 has been termed as the heart of the Indian Constitution. The Supreme Court had extended the meaning of the word “life” and “personal liberty” giving birth to several rights under the said article. A right to be declared as a Fundamental Right, social and political rights enshrined under Part IV of the Constitution (DPSP) can be read with Part III to create enforceability of the provisions of DPSP.

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Evolution of Anti-Rape Laws in India
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Evolution of Anti-Rape Laws in India

Rape is one of the most common and under-reported crimes against women in India. According to NCRB, India recorded an average 87 rape cases every day in 2019 and 4,05,861 cases of crimes against women during the year 2019 itself. There are even classifications of rape for instance, ‘custodial rape’, ‘caste rape’, ‘gang rape’, ‘class rape’, ‘police rape’, ‘army rape’, ‘rape of minors’ & ‘date rape’. There are also other categories of rapes that are not yet acknowledged by the Indian legal system such as 'marital rape’ and ‘rape of sex workers’. 

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The Farm Bill 2020: Know the Pros & Cons
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The Farm Bill 2020: Know the Pros & Cons

The newly passed farm bills will give farmers the freedom to trade across states and empower them to turn into traders of their own produce and be in control of the process. The intent behind these three bills is that the new regulation will create an ecosystem where the farmers and traders will enjoy the freedom of choice of sale and purchase of agri-produce and promote barrier-free inter and intra-state trade and commerce outside the physical premises of markets notified under State Agricultural Produce Marketing legislations.

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Farmers Protest against Agriculture Ordinances
Protests and Riots

Farmers Protest against Agriculture Ordinances

Farmers in Punjab & Haryana have been protesting against three ordinances promulgated by the Parliament since the Union Government on September 14th (Monsoon Session) introduced the Farm Bills in the Lok Sabha to replace these three ordinances. The farmers have been protesting against the three bills as they fear getting prices for their crops below Minimum Selling Price and eradication of the monopoly of the APMC market yards formed under the APMC Act.

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Parliament Monsoon Session 2020 Begins
Constitutional Developments

Parliament Monsoon Session 2020 Begins

The Constituent Assembly of India was elected to draft the Constitution of India. Subsequent to India's independence from Britain in 1947, its members served as the country’s first Parliament. The Parliament of India is the leading legislative body of the Indian Republic. It is a bicameral legislature comprising of the President of India and the two houses: the Rajya Sabha (Upper House) and the Lok Sabha (Lower House).  

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Law Enforcement and Investigation Agencies of India
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Law Enforcement and Investigation Agencies of India

Enforcement Directorate, Central Bureau of Investigation and Narcotics Control Bureau are Law Enforcement, Investigative Agencies, and Intelligence working under different Ministries. Are their functions similar? Whether they work simultaneously for investigation of the cases? These are some of the prime questions that strike in our minds.

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Drug Abuse in India and Its Legal Scenario
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Drug Abuse in India and Its Legal Scenario

Drug abuse is a pervasive phenomenon and a negative trend of the society. India is no way far from this vicious circle of illicit substance abuse. Excessive use of both illicit & licit substances causes public health hazards. Euphoria, stress, anxiety, depression are the outcomes of excessive drug use. A survey in India had reported that two-fifths of addicts came in conflict with the law. Almost three-fourths of addicts were unable to work at their workplaces, and addicted students could not attend to their studies.

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Media Trials in India
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Media Trials in India

Media is regarded as one of the four pillars of democracy. And it plays a vital role in moulding the opinion of the society and it has the potential of changing the whole viewpoint through which people make their perceptions on various events. Media Trial describes the impact of television and newspaper coverage on a person's reputation by creating a widespread perception of guilt irrespective of any verdict in a court of law.

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Restoration of 4G Internet Services in J&K
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Restoration of 4G Internet Services in J&K

“Question of National Security” has been trending since the imposition of ban on internet services in J & K last year. Restoration of the high-speed internet services in two non- border districts is the latest step taken by the J & K Home Department to ease internet restrictions in less sensitive areas. On Aug 5, 2019 Section 144 was imposed in J&K that restricted the unlawful assembly of more than four people in a particular area. The government declared the revocation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution which gave J&K a special status within the Indian union. The government also decided to bifurcate the state into two Union Territories; Ladakh and J & K passing the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019.

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Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case: Legal Scenarios & CBI Probe.
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Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case: Legal Scenarios & CBI Probe.

A single Judge Bench comprising of Justice Hrishikesh Roy of Supreme Court invoked Article 142 of Indian Constitution that permits it to exercise its jurisdiction, to order CBI probe into Sushant Singh Rajput's death case by suicide.

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Daughter
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Daughter's Right to Property under HINDU LAW

The status of Hindu women had always been subjected to male members of the family even in accordance with the Dharmashastras.  So, when the Hindu Succession Act was enacted in 1956; the legislators didn’t actually felt any need for giving equal rights to daughters in the coparcenary property of the father, due to their belief that the daughter will be a part of another family after her marriage and thus should not have right to inherit anything from her father’s property.

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Rafale Deal Controversy: Procurement of 36 Rafale
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Rafale Deal Controversy: Procurement of 36 Rafale

The much-hyped multi billion Euro Rafale Deal which is considered as a gamechanger for India arrived in India as the first batch of five rafales out of 36 ordered landed at the Ambala Air Base on July 29.

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