This chapter discusses legal strategies to enforce copyright online in India, with a focus on the film industry.
Arpan Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat, Haryana, India; University of New South Wales, Sydney, Kensington, Australia.
This chapter discusses legal strategies to enforce copyright online in India, with a focus on the film industry. The chapter begins by acknowledging various limitations of online copyright enforcement. Then, in Sect. 2, the chapter provides a broad overview of the landscape concerning film piracy in India. In Sect. 3, the chapter discusses a proposed (and unimplemented) recommendation to target end-users in India.
In Sect. 4, the chapter discusses recent developments concerning website-blocking injunctions, which is a strategy that the industry has consistently pursued in recent years. In Sect. 5, the chapter discusses the ad-supported financial model of pirate websites, referencing a study conducted in India. The chapter concludes by reflecting on the efficacy of non-litigious measures, such as the targeting of ad-supported piracy and negotiations with search engines.
Published in: Innovation, Economic Development, and Intellectual Property in India and China, pp 173–191, Part of the ARCIALA Series on Intellectual Assets and Law in Asia book series (ARCIALA), Springer, Singapore.
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