Contemporary Challenges of Online Copyright Enforcement in India [chapter]

Arpan Banerjee
2019 Innovation, Economic Development, and Intellectual Property in India and China  
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
more » ... ng website-blocking injunctions, which is a strategy that the industry has consistently pursued in recent years. In Sect. 5, the chapter discusses the adsupported 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.
doi:10.1007/978-981-13-8102-7_8 fatcat:eld5dtz2dfh7rdyxnabl46hhte