Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Sweat of Creativity

Over the years, two main principles of Copyright law have emerged as decisive tools for determining the copyrightability of works with. In the near past, a great number of cases have relied upon the Sweat of the Brow principle to ascertain whether copyright subsisted in a work. While, the comparatively stricter principle of, Modicum of […]

The National Institute of Technology frames IPR policy to protect Research Work.

In a move that will probably be a start of a new trend, The National Institute of Technology, Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal has approved a policy on Intellectual Property Rights in an attempt to increase the number of patents filed from their institute. NITK officials said the need for the policy arose when they realized; “One […]

7th International Conference on Anti- Counterfeiting and Anti- Piracy organized by the CII

Counterfeiting and Piracy are two of the fastest growing economic crimes in the world today. They threaten the economies of developed and developing countries alike, undermining trading relations, endangering public health and safety and affecting new investment opportunities for economic growth. They have affected almost every industry and all categories of products, but the impact […]

Developing countries’ call for easing IPR costs of clean technology falls on deaf ears.

At the ongoing U.N. Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, the news of Typhoon Haiyan claiming more than 10,000 lives became a rather fitting backdrop. The issue of use of clean technology is now a new cause of rift between developed nations and their slightly underprivileged neighbours. In a classic case of the pot calling the […]

Intermediaries: Who are they?

Since this is a rather extensive issue, the Beacon will deal with it in two parts; the first part explains who intermediaries are, what the liability of an intermediary is and how further transparency can be brought by fixation of liability in Take Down Notice regimes. In the next part of this series, we will […]