Delhi High Court Restrains Publishers From Creating Audio Books From The Novels Of Hindi Novelist Anil Mohan

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Restrains Publishers From Creating Audio Books From The Novels Of Hindi Novelist Anil Mohan Sparsh Upadhyay4 Dec 2020 2:21 AMShare This – xIn a first, the Delhi High Court recently restrained publishers (5 in number) from creating audiobooks from the plaintiff’s (Anil Mohan Bhardwaj) novels in which he claimed that he has subsisting valid copyright without his written consent. The Bench of Justice Mukta Gupta also restrained the defendants from publishing or re-publishing the novels, without the written consent of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a first, the Delhi High Court recently restrained publishers (5 in number) from creating audiobooks from the plaintiff’s (Anil Mohan Bhardwaj) novels in which he claimed that he has subsisting valid copyright without his written consent. The Bench of Justice Mukta Gupta also restrained the defendants from publishing or re-publishing the novels, without the written consent of the plaintiff (Anil Mohan). The Matter before the Court The bench was hearing the plea of famous Hindi Novelist Anil Mohan Bhardwaj. He stated before the Court that he has written and got published around 750 novels and that around 258 novels have been written under his original name and rest of his novels have been published under several trade names. According to the plaintiff, he entered into several agreements between the period of 2001 to 2015 with the defendant No. 1 (Ravi Pocket Books) and in previous years, some with defendant No. 6, who is the predecessor of the defendant No. 1 for publication of his more than 47 novels, whose copyrights remained with the plaintiff and only the rights of the publication were assigned to the respective defendants. The Grievance of the plaintiff is that the defendants are publishing and republishing the novels without the permission of the plaintiff despite the fact, they have no copyrights in the said novels. Further, it was also submitted that the defendants are charging exorbitantly, more than the agreed prices for the said novels and now, the defendant Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 have gone ahead with making audiobooks from the novels giving fictitious names of the books as a whole, which again infringes his copyrights. On the other hand, the counsels for the defendant Nos. 1 & 2 and 4 to 6 stated that the defendants have copyrights in some of the novels and publishing rights in most of the novels. Court’s order Considering the averments of the plaint as also the documents filed therewith, the Court found that the plaintiff made out a prima facie case in his favour. The Court said that in case no ad-interim injunction is granted, the plaintiff would suffer an irreparable loss. Consequently, till the next date of hearing before this Court, defendants were restrained from publishing or re-publishing the novels without the written consent of the plaintiff in which valid copyright still subsists with the plaintiff. The defendant Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 have also been directed to not change the prices of the novels in which valid copyright subsists with the plaintiff without the consent of the plaintiff and also restrained from making audio books from the plaintiff’s novels in which he has subsisting valid copyright(s) without the written consent of the plaintiff. The matter has been listed for further hearing on 19th February, 2021. The Plaintiff (Anil Mohan Bhardwaj) was represented by Advocate Harshit Batra along with Advocates Subhoshree Sil, Jahnvi Sharma & Tavish Prasad. Case title – Anil Mohan Bhardwaj v. Ravi Pocket Books & Ors. [CS(COMM) 525/2020] Click Here To Download Order [Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Washington radio broadcasters rain on 49ers Slip ‘N Slide victory celebration

first_imgBy now you have likely been made aware of the hard feelings 49ers players engendered with their Slip-‘N-Slidefest following Sunday’s 9-0 victory over the NFL’s Washington franchisee.In time, it says here, the team’s launderers will forgive them.Not so the Washington radio crew. As the 49ers expressed sheer ebullience which comes when you go to 6-0 by skunking an outgunned opponent, the tsk, tsk, tsk-ing could be heard in Monticello.“The Niners go sliding as though they were soccer players …last_img

The Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth Initiative

first_imgThe Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth Initiative in collaboration with Brand South Africa will be bringing another chapter of this year’s Africa Youth Summit.Brand South Africa’s Ntombi Ntanzi had a quick Q&A session with Founder of Breaking Down Borders Africa Initiative Paul Modjadji on its 2018 Summit.Ntombi Ntanzi(NN): What is the Breaking Down Borders Africa Initiative about?Paul Modjadji(PM): The Breaking Down Borders Africa Initiative is a Pan-African platform that seeks to unite young African change makers. By creating platforms for these young leaders to act in concert. It hopes to break down the barriers that prevent collaborations among young African social and commercial entrepreneurs across the continent.This was born out of the realization, made during the inaugural Breaking Down Borders Africa Tour, that there was a desire to trade on ideas, methods and initiatives among young Africans, but there was bureaucracy that prevented this. The result was the Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth Summit which is a think tank and networking platform like no other – targeted at young leaders and curated by young leaders, all from Africa.NN:   What opportunities are there for young people participating in the initiative?PM: The summit is a networking and solutions gathering platform that targets young people from the continent, even if they don’t currently live on the continent. We link these young people with established thinkers in various industries (commerce, academia, politics, etc) who can assist in elevating them and their work efforts;The objective of the summit is to empower young entrepreneurs, be they social or commercial entrepreneurs, to take their work to the next level and start trading from ideas and materials across the continent. We also highlight to the wider community, the issues faced by young Africans and the possible solutions to these issues as envisaged by these young Africans;NN:       How has the initiative been received?PM: The reception has been positive from the youth who have taken part in the inaugural Summit and those who have indicated interest in the second edition. There has been support from both government and the general public who fall outside the target market. Most of these people and institutions recognize the need for this platform and that’s why they support it.NN:       What is the initiative all about in 2018?PM: In line with the theme for the Nelson Mandela centenary, the theme for 2018 Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth Summit is “African Youth: Building our legacy” – and this year is about creating a platform where we work towards a lasting legacy as young people.This year the Summit wishes to result in a document that can inform policy which may be adopted by the AU and various signatory governments. This we believe is our own legacy as a platform.NN:       How do people sign up and participate?PM:  To sign up, people must visit our website www.breakingdownbordersafrica.comWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

You Will Be Punished

first_imgYou don’t have to believe in gravity if you don’t want to, but it is law whether you believe in it or not.If you step off a tall structure, the law of gravity is not at all concerned with what you believe. It’s in full effect all the way down, however far that may be, and gravity will punish you for your disobedience.The laws of success are equally strict in their demand for obedience.You don’t have to have a positive, optimistic attitude and a strong belief in yourself if you don’t want to. But you will be punished for a negative, cynical attitude with a life that is poorer in every way for violating the law that allows only people who believe and behave in a certain way to attract success.You don’t have to follow the law that commands that you must first sow before you can reap. But you will be punished for your laziness, sloth, and procrastination with an absence of something that you could only have by paying for it in advance. If you are in sales, or if you are an entrepreneur, this law will break you.There is a law that requires that you are grateful for what you have. You might be jealous and wish you had something that someone else has now. You might be envious and wish that someone else would have what you want taken from them. But only people who are grateful receive abundance. Ingrates only perceive scarcity.Success isn’t only financial success. But financial success is one area where success can be measured, and it’s important. The law about financial success requires that you create value to obtain money. If you want more money, you create more value, or you create value for more people. The law punishes get-rich-quick schemes, and it punishes thieves and con artists, even if they seem successful for some period.If you feel like you are being punished, it isn’t life, the universe, or someone else who is punishing you. There are iron laws that demand your obedience if you want success.last_img read more

London Olympics: Janardhan Gehlot wears IOA secretary Randhir Singh’s card

first_imgThere is nothing unusual about this photo identity card, perfectly legal and valid for the London Olympics. But look at it closely and you will see Janardhan Gehlot, secretary of the Indian Kabaddi Federation, wearing the card of the secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association.At a time when there has been a huge uproar over one Madhura Nagendra spoiling the Indian march past at the opening ceremony, Gehlot has misrepresented his details to the LOCOG (London Organising Committee). Sources told Mail Today that as the IOA got only four cards for the Olympics, secretary general Randhir Singh has “given” his card to Gehlot. Randhir got accreditation from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), where he is a member.If the National Olympic Committee (NOC) can misrepresent facts to an Olympic host, one wonders what’s wrong in Madhura getting a card for herself, though it did cause a huge scare. With the IOA elections due in October, it is clear Gehlot finds himself in favour with Randhir, as more than two factions will be battling it out. On Monday, when Gagan Narang was shooting in the air rifle final, Gehlot was wearing this card and it was photographed by this reporter. MAIL TODAY has learnt that Gehlot gets the “privileges” in London which a secretary general of an NOC is entitled to.last_img read more

Ready for playoffs as Rockets dominate Clippers in potential first-round preview

first_imgMOST READ “(Chris) is dialed in, and James, too,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “When they play like that, it’s pretty tough to lose. We played unbelievably.”Clint Capela had 24 points and 15 rebounds to help the Rockets win their fourth in a row. They showed little fatigue in cruising past the NBA’s hottest team while playing their last back-to-back of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s the best we’ve played and it’s the right time,” Harden said.The Rockets currently own the third seed in the Western Conference and the Clippers are sixth, which would pair them in the first round. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES  — The NBA playoffs are still days away. Tell that to the Houston Rockets, who have their postseason mentality locked in.James Harden scored 31 points, Chris Paul added 29, and the Rockets routed the Los Angeles Clippers 135-103 on Wednesday night in a potential playoff preview.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “It’d be a tough series,” Paul said. “They’re very disciplined.”Asked how the Clippers would match up, coach Doc Rivers said, “If we go by tonight, not very well. But we’re a much better team than we showed.”Paul stunned the crowd by hitting a deep 3-pointer that beat the buzzer to end the third, in which the Rockets outscored the Clippers 34-20.Rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Clippers with 20 points and Danilo Gallinari added 16. They had won an NBA-best 13 of 15 coming in, but lost for the first time in three meetings with Houston this season.“Every once in a while, you get the (expletive) kicked out of you,” said Lou Williams, who had 14 points off the bench. “We hadn’t had one of these in three, four months, so we were due.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES The Rockets set the tone early, shooting 64% in the first quarter.Houston stretched its lead to 22 in the second before the Clippers closed on a 9-2 run to trail 68-53 at halftime.Harden and Paul dominated the third. First, Paul ran off six straight points and later Harden scored eight in a row. Paul’s back-to-back 3-pointers sent the Rockets into the final quarter leading 102-73.“We only got, what, three more games now? Four? To get ready for the great grind of the playoffs,” Paul said. “Everybody’s just trying to get going.”TIP-INSRockets: They had lost eight of their last 13 against the Clippers at Staples Center. … They improved to 8-4 in the second game of a back-to-back. … The game reunited G Austin Rivers with his father Doc. The younger Rivers is averaging 8.2 points off the bench since signing as a free agent at Christmas.Clippers: G Patrick Beverley (right hip pointer) rested. … The teams played for the first time since late October. The Clippers won the first two meetings, but several players from both teams either didn’t play in those games or were later traded. … Clipper Darrell razzed Paul in his first trip to the free throw line. After making both, Paul tapped his chest and nodded in Darrell’s direction. … Rapper Ty Dolla $ign sat courtside with a small dog in his lap.MOURNING NIPSEYHarden is one of several athletes mourning the shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles on Sunday.“He was powerful. Not just to a certain dynamic or a certain city, but just to the world,” Harden said. “He was a leader. He was so many things. His life got taken away off nonsense, off B.S. It’s just been sad. Not only myself but a lot of people around this world is affected by it. It just doesn’t seem real.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:29Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me?02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PBA D-League: Go for Gold-CSB thumps Batangas-EAC UP NEXTRockets: Host New York Knicks on Friday.Clippers: Host Lakers on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Pro Kabaddi 2019 HIGHLIGHTS, UP Yoddha vs Puneri Paltan in Noida: UP Beat Pune 43-39

first_imgWith a win in their first home leg match of the season, UP Yoddha will be eager to continue their positive momentum. Monu Goyat and Shrikant Jadhav are in good form at the moment and will be UP Yoddha’s biggest threat on Sunday. Surender Gill and Rishank Devadiga are two more options the hosts can fall back upon in attack, if needed. On the defensive front, skipper Nitesh Kumar will be looking to organise his troops and neutralise Puneri Paltan’s raiders. Sumit, who’s their leading tackle points scorer this season, will also have a major role to play along with Ashu [email protected] ko haraana hai, toh pehle inse nipatna padega.And based on stats, to get past them – #IsseToughKuchNahi! 😏Watch them in #UPvPUN:⏳: Tonight, 8:30 PM📺: Star Sports and Hotstar#IsseToughKuchNahi— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) October 6, 2019 After a win in their last game, Puneri Paltan will be looking to continue their winning ways. Despite being out of the running for a playoffs spot, Anup Kumar’s men produced a memorable performance last time around that saw them beat Telugu Titans in the highest-scoring match in Pro Kabaddi history. They will be hoping for a similar display against UP Yoddha and will need the likes of Manjeet and Surjeet Singh to spearhead the offence and defence, respectively. Manjeet, who has been excellent in defence as well, is their leading raid points scorer this year. He will be hoping for support from the likes of Sushant Sail and Pankaj Mohite, who has been another bright spark for them this year. In defence, Puneri Paltan will need Balasaheb Jadhav and Sagar Krishna to also make their presence along with their skipper Surjeet.last_img read more


first_imgApplications for permits for the VT League are continuing to come in. The competition is set start on Friday October 12, 2007. 15s and Under SASSSA division (five teams entered) The Queensland Touch website: TERRITORY (NT)Play: # 5NT GDO visits Katherine:Last week Touch Football Northern Territory Game Development Officer Rebecca Houston spent time visiting schools in the Katherine region. Rebecca visited Casuarina Street Primary, Katherine South Primary School, St Josephs College, MacFarlane Primary School and Clyde Fenton Primary School and spent each day with a number of different classes.  On Friday August 3 2007, Rebecca assisted with the first day of Katherine’s interschool Touch Football competition. This interschool competition will hopefully lead the school children into the Katherine Junior Competition, which will be starting soon.  Other events:The Northern Territory Girls and Boys Under-18 squads are well into preparations for the National 18 Years Championships in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, from 17 – 20 September, 2007. The Northern Territory web-site: CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)Play: #6Grand Finals of Innes McDougall Premier League:This week sees the culmination of the 2007 Innes McDougall Premier League. The event is named in honour of Innes McDougall, an ACT Level 6 referee who was tragically killed in a car accident.The Men’s Division sees the Tuggeranong Vikings ‘Warriors’ up against the ‘Sea’ Eagles in what promises to be an exciting and close affair.The Women’s Division will feature the Canberra City ‘Hilllbilly Bears’ and the Eagles ‘Chicks’. This game will be hotly contested between these two traditional rivals. Best of luck to all teams.Other events:All ACT junior representative sides (U12s, U13s, U15s and U18s) have now been named. Congratulations to all selected. The ACT Touch Association website:’s it for this week’s edition of A Set of Six.Be sure to visit each State’s websites this week for all the latest news and views from around the nation. Round Nine of the Ten round PowerAde Isotonic South East Queensland Touch League (SEQTL) will be played at Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s Whites Hill Complex on Friday 10 August 2007. Action in all divisions has stepped up with semi-finals just around the corner. Touch Football Australia brings you this rapid fire “Set of Six” news ‘plays’ from around the Country. TFA’s National Media Coordinator Karley Banks  and TFA’s Media Intern Henry Holland bring you up to date every week with a selection of six ‘plays’ on the latest news, views, and events nationally.Welcome to Touch Football Australia’s a Set of Six – Volume Thirteen.SOUTH AUSTRALIA (SA)Play: # 1Be Active All Schools Mixed Touch Championships:South Australia’s Be Active All Schools Mixed Touch Championships are set to take place this Friday August 10, 2007.The Championships will incorporate three divisions: SAPSASA Primary division (12 teams entered)center_img The Touch Football Victoria website: (QLD)Play: # 4Community Coaching Course:Queensland will be presenting its first Community Coaching Course this Saturday August 11, 2007, in Redlands. This is a brand new course developed by National Coaching Director Dennis Coffey aimed at beginner and ‘Mum and Dad’ coaches. The course will run from four – six hours as opposed to the 16 hours for the Level 1 coaching course. There are currently 18 participants registered but registrations are still open. Redlands Touch is excited about this Course as it has wanted a ‘Mums and Dads’ coaching course for some time.For more information contact Game Development Officer Greg Jones in the Queensland Touch office.Other events: The will be the biggest Touch Football event for schools in South Australia. Games commence from 9am – 2:30pm at Park 17, Southern Parklands (Corner Beaumont & Greenhill Roads, Eastwood). For more information contact Andy Crawford (08 8306 7503)Other events:The registration deadline for the Australasian Masters Games to take place in Adelaide from October 5 – 14, 2007, has been extended. The original cut off was Friday August 3. The late fee has also been wavered.For more information contact Kathryn Hambour in the Touch Football South Australia office on 08 8306 7502.The Touch Football South Australia website: AUSTRALIA (WA)Play: # 2TouchWest steps into the future:TouchWest has launched a new Sporting Pulse website which can be viewed at This is a more cost-effective and convenient option for the organisation.All future correspondence in relation to TouchWest operations will be found on this site. Some further work is required to build sections into the site, but visitors are encouraged to scan the site and pass on comments or suggestions to maximize the effectiveness of the new site.In conjunction with the websites, TouchWest has developed MySpace and Facebook accounts. Creating TouchWest sites on the social networking Internet phenomenon will provide further communication and marketing opportunities for the organisation, especially with the youth market. TouchWest also hopes to broadcast segments of its Super League Series games on YouTube this season.Other events:TouchWest will hold its annual Events Forum this Sunday August 12, 2007, at its offices in Mt Claremont. The Forum is an additional medium where affiliates can express their concerns and/or suggestions for future TouchWest events. Discussions will focus on major TouchWest events including State Championships, the Super League Series, Junior State Championships, and Beach Touch. TouchWest will put forward its vision for these events as well as recommended changes to improve the competitions and the sport.The TouchWest website: (VIC)Play: # 3GDO visits South West Victoria:Touch Football South Australia Game Development Officer Carly Goodrich will be in South West Victoria from Tuesday August 7 – Monday August 13, 2007. Carly will visit the regions of Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton and Geelong with the aim of developing new competitions and junior AusTouch programs. Carly will also undertake Teacher Professional Development Sessions to educate teachers on the finer points of playing and coaching Touch Football. Touch Victoria’s work will be advertised through both radio and newspaper. Council and regional sports assembly meetings have been organised to get a sense of what the various communities require. Issues such as access to fields, lighting, and networking with other clubs and community members will be discussed.  Other events: Open SASSSA division (five teams entered) Touch Victoria’s Women In Media scholarship student Stephanie Chalkley-Rhoden is gathering information to start working with the affiliates with the aim of increase media exposure this summer. last_img read more

a month agoEverton boss Silva admits he wants January centre-back signing

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton boss Silva admits he wants January centre-back signingby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva is seeking a centre-back signing in January.The Liverpool Echo says the Blues have started the season with only three senior defenders in that position after the failure to land a replacement for Phil Jagielka.Jagielka was released at the end of his contract in the summer and went onto to rejoin old club Sheffield United.When asked if he has held conversations with director of football Marcel Brands about signing a centre-back in January, Silva said: “Even if you don’t speak about that every week, it is normal we have chats about it and, of course, you are always looking. “It is my job and the job of Marcel also and now he is doing his job, analysing everything.”We will see, and what we can do to strengthen our squad will do in January, if you can, or next season again.” last_img read more