Category Archives: U.S. Copyright Law

Happy World Book and Copyright Day!

From my abode of a year and  a half (Gelman Library’s top floor), I wish all readers a very happy world book and copyright day! Not only are books a man’s closest companion but as Shakespeare puts it, “a force … Continue reading

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Plagiarism : The Quixotic Legal Crime

The harbinger of India’s IPR Policy is the latest to be mired in a plagiarism row.  Allegations have been levied against the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion for plagiarizing several portions in the recently released consultative paper on Standard Essential … Continue reading

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Plagiarism : The Quixotic Legal Crime

INTRODUCTION: Some of you may be aware that one of my published note was mired in a controversy wherein I had suspected it to be plagiarised by a law firm. Though the matter has been resolved ( gladly the partner … Continue reading

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Google Books Scanning Project (Authors Guild v. Google, Inc.) : Analysis

“The ultimate goal of copyright is to expand public knowledge and understanding, which copyright seeks to achieve by giving potential creators exclusive control over copying of their works…Thus, while authors are undoubtedly important intended beneficiaries of copyright, the ultimate, primary … Continue reading

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Google Books Scanning Project Legal: U.S. Court of Appeals

While I had solemnly resolved not to inundate the followers of this blog with another piece this week, the hyperactivity stems from another path breaking decision on “fair-use” rendered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Just … Continue reading

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Digression: Path Breaking Ninth Circuit Decision on “Fair Use”

Profuse apologies for the unusual delay in getting back to from where I left of last time. I have been swamped with work and other professional commitments which are on the verge of taking a toll on my mental health.  To … Continue reading

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