THE RIGHT TO REPAIR & PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE: NEW HORIZONS IN THE INDIAN IP LANDSCAPE

[By Sakshi Shrivastava, a student of Hidayatullah National Law University] Introduction While a faulty automobile will invariably lead you to a mechanic, a faulty smartphone will most often lead you to buy a new one. The added complexities of modern-day electronic devices have rendered them virtually incapable of having a repair infrastructure. Putting the innovative capital cost…

The Village Nobody Talked About: An International Law Analysis of Chinese Hamlet in Arunachal through the Prism of India

[By Rakshit Sehrawat, a student of Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, and Shreya Tripathi, a student of Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur] ‘Territorial Integrity’ is one of the most invoked phrases in the International Legal System. It is recognized as one of the linchpins of the International legal world, grounded on the fundamental concepts of…

WHATSAPP v. THE GOVERNMENT: Whose Line is it anyway?

[By Akshita Singh, a student of National Law University Odisha, Cuttack, and Achyut Tewari, a student of Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur] General Overview The ongoing tussle between WhatsApp Inc. (hereinafter, “WhatsApp”) and the Government of India (hereinafter, “Government”) is one among a plethora of disputes involving a tech giant at one hand and a…

SELF-DRIVING CARS AND INDIA: A CALL FOR INCLUSIVITY UNDER THE INDIAN LEGAL POSITION

[By Tejas Sateesha Hinder and Ritik Kumar Rath. The authors are students of National Law Institute University, Bhopal] Introductory Remarks Recently, Tesla, the world’s most valuable car company, announced that they will enter the Indian market, and in January 2021, it registered itself with an office in Bengaluru. The concern as of now is not…

PART 1: COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT, SECTION 230 VIS-À-VIS INDIAN LAW ON INTERMEDIARY LIABILITY

[By Vrinda Baheti. The author is a student of Law Centre II, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.]  “The Internet is the first thing that the humanity has built that humanity does not understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we ever had.” – Eric Schmidt A. INTRODUCTION Facing severe fire from politicians in the…

PART 2: COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT, SECTION 230 VIS-À-VIS INDIAN LAW ON INTERMEDIARY LIABILITY

[By  Vrinda Baheti. The author is a student of Law Centre II, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.] D. QUESTIONS TO PONDER UPON The tussle involving the work-in-progress regulation of OTT platforms finds space in the current discussion. Nikhil Bhalla v. Union of India which sought censoring of scenes of Netflix series ‘Sacred Games’, Justice…

THE DEFENSE OF ‘INNOCENT TIPPEE’ IN INSIDER TRADING LAWS IN INDIA

[By  Deepanshu Agarwal and Khushal Juneja . The authors are students of UPES Dehradun] Introduction Insider trading is the wrong of trading in securities with the favor of having asymmetrical access to unpublished information which when published would affect the price of securities in the market. The SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015 (“regulations”)…

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN THE CULINARY INDUSTRY: AN INDO-AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE

[By Netra Vasudevan. The author is a student of Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore] As with hundreds of industries, the food industry is yet another lucrative sector that drives hordes of people towards it in a quest to establish themselves among a very vast and enthusiastic customer base. It is a very significant sector…