Taking Stock of Usage of “Stock Images” and “Stock Footage”
We often stumble upon terms like “stock images” and “stock footage” in the media and entertainment industry and have wondered what these terms mean. Simply stated stock images are generic photos created without any particular project in mind or is an archive of an...
CSAM: Is It Time to Age Gate the Internet?
As digital platforms cater to an ever-increasing user base, service providers and regulators are increasingly cognizant of the addictive nature of the services online, and their delivery to the end users. Children are now the focal point of discussions attending...
NFT’s De-Fi, Metaverse – What’s Next?
The pandemic led to the sports and gaming industry witnessing several (older ones grew by leaps and bounds and newer ones gained popularity) alternate sources of revenue, i.e., online fantasy sports, casual and card gaming and esports (or video games, as casually...
Arbitration and Commercial Courts: A Jurisdictional Conflict – Part II
Introduction: The Commercial Courts Act, 2015 (“the CC Act”) has been enacted with the primary goal to expedite the resolution of commercial disputes in a time bound manner and with minimal interference of the higher courts. The Act also grants jurisdiction to the...
Current Wave of ‘Blockchain’ in M&A
Current wave of ‘Blockchain’ in M&A Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) can be complex, time and cost intensive. While there have been discussions around inflow of technology in executing M&A deals, we wait to witness a substantive shift. Need for technology...
ESG In Finance: Through The Looking Glass
Introduction Environmental, social, governance (ESG) is the focal point of all regulatory and policymaking agendas across the world. The financial service sector is no recluse, and there are pivots for changing this landscape for the better too. Environmental criteria...
Crystal Gazing Into the Future of Competition and Digital Markets
The rise in the use of digital platforms and emerging technology has forced competition regulators globally to keep up, innovate and widen their competition assessment tools. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is not far behind. The propulsion in digital...
Software as a Medical Device [SaMD] – Blurred Lines for Regulation?
The COVID – 19 pandemic, acted as a catalyst to accelerate the uptake of technological solutions in the healthcare industry, for the purposes of monitoring, diagnosis, treatment, prevention of diseases and disorders alike. A recalibration of interests during a...
Section 63 of the Copyright Act held to be cognizable and non-bailable the Apex Court
Putting an end to the ambiguity with respect to whether, or not, Section of the Copyright Act, 1957 (the Copyright Act) was cognizable and non-bailable, the Supreme Court in Criminal Appeal No. 807 of 2022 M/s Knit Pro International Versus The State of NCT of Delhi...
EU Artificial Intelligence Act – An Overview
Artificial intelligence (AI) in pop culture have never actually been depicted in a trust-building environment, but have always been shown in the light of disruptions, if not catastrophes. In a recent survey, more than 72% of Americans expressed worry about a future in...
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Sapna Chaurasia is a Partner at TMT Law Practice and leads the Mumbai operations of the Firm. She has an experience of more than 15 years working with law firms and in-house. Her primary area of expertise are Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution, Media and Entertainment, employment issues and internal compliances by companies.
Bagmisikha is a technology lawyer and is licensed to practice in India. She specializes in commercial transactions, telecommunications, privacy, healthcare and corporate law.
She regularly acts for multinational companies carrying out commercial transactions, advising on general corporate affairs, and has extensive experience in implementing data privacy measures at an enterprise level. She has advised and assisted healthcare institutions, industry associations and premier thinktank of the country in regulatory and policy matters.
Anushree Yewale has over 6 years of work experience in the media and entertainment sector. She has provided end-to-end support to numerous production houses, broadcasting companies, talent management agencies, and independent artists, provided transactional and advisory related services for content creation and content exploitation across various modes, media. and formats, structured, negotiated and implemented complex transactions involving S&P compliance for scripts, development and production of audio-visual content, distribution, and acquisition of audio-visual content, merchandising deals, film licensing and assignment deals and other ancillary transactions, negotiated sponsorship and endorsement contracts including celebrity licensing, cleared advertising for use in online and off-line media, and handled product placement and media productions
Atmaja is pursuing litigation at different courts and tribunals in Delhi, including the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi, Telecom Disputes and Settlement Appellate Tribunal, the Competition Commission of India and the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal. Atmaja works with the disputes team, on multiple matters pertaining to technology, media and telecom laws, intellectual property laws, competition law, insolvency laws, and other corporate and civil laws. She has assisted on client opinions pertaining to statutory licensing of musical works and focuses on disputes pertaining to copyright and trademark infringement