Category: Copyright

Copyrightability of Characters: A study in light of proper allocation of Performers’ rights

By Pallavi Verma, RMLNLU Editor’s Note: This article discusses the relevant laws and international conventions that deal with the protection of a performers’ copyright. The author restricts this analysis to the right of a performer over his/her portrayal of a fictional character in a TV show/ movie/ performance etc.  INTRODUCTION Copyright […]

The Moral Rights of an Author

By Nidhi Kumari, CNLU INTRODUCTION Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 27(2) “Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author[i]” When an artist creates, he expresses an opinion. Whether it is […]

Law and Technology

By Nabarun Chandra Ray, GNLU  Editors Note: Technology interacts with social, economic and legal frameworks to set the basic ‘affordances’ and constraints of human activity over time. The most significant present transformation revolves about computers and the emergence of the networked information economy. These new technological and economic conditions are […]