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Nokia, LG join hands, ink smartphone patent licence

The detailed royalty payment obligations will be subject to commercial arbitration and is expected to conclude within a 1-2 year timeframe. Other terms of the agreement remain confidential.

Notice to IPL inaugural organisers over music copyright

Notice to IPL inaugural organisers over music copyright

An organisation that works to protect the rights of artists has issued notice to the IPL governing council, the West Bengal government and event managers claiming that the organisers of the IPL-8 inaugural show are "reluctant" to pay the fees for playing music, a statement said on Sunday.

Consequences if India fails to act on IPR, warns US lawmaker

A top US lawmaker warned India of "consequences" on its continued violation of intellectual property rights (IPRs) hoping the new government will address America`s concerns regarding its policies that undermine IPRs.

Over 1,000 IAS officers fails to submit property returns

Over 1,000 IAS officers have failed to submit their immovable property returns (IPRs) to the government within the stipulated time frame this year.

MHA declines permission to IPRS to receive foreign aid

Besides this, the government has frozen accounts of 32 NGOs and banned 72 other voluntary organisations from receiving foreign contributions for alleged irregularities.

Review decision to de-recognise IPRS: HC to Maha

HC asked
Maharashtra government to consider withdrawing its circular
de-recognising the NGO `The Indian Performing Rights Society
Limited` (IPRS), which safeguards the copyrights of music
composers and lyricists.

IPRS, Youtube sign pact on shared musical videos

Indian music publishers, composers and authors who are members of IPRS will derive their share of revenue from the society for their works accessed on YouTube, a statement said.

States submit IPS officers` IPRs by Jan 31: MHA

The Union Home Ministry on Friday
asked state governments to ensure that IPS officers in their
cadre submit their IPRs by
January 31, 2012.