Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Copyright piracy and the Indian film industry: a realist assessment
Authors: Banerjee, Arpan
Jindal Global Law School
Keywords: Indian film industry
Copyright -Films
Intellectual Property Rights
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2016
Publisher: Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Citation: Banerjee, Arpan. (2016). Copyright piracy and the Indian film industry: a realist assessment. Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, Vol 34: 608-697.
Abstract: In India, the academic discourse surrounding intellectual property (IP) has been marked by great skepticism.Global IP laws have been viewed as a Western imposition detrimental to national interests. In this paper, I will make the case for a "realist" approach to film piracy in India, i.e., an approach that is rooted in legal pragmatism and draws from the New Legal Realism (NLR) movement. I will suggest a rough template for such an approach, referring to seven broad elements: a) international relations realism; b) contextualization of IP; c) contextualization of copyright; d) the views and interests of the film industry (including creators); e) the working of the pirate economy; f) the law and its enforcement; and g) reforms in the law and industry strategies. In keeping with the spirit of NLR, will explore a range of top-down and bottom-up perspectives. I will conclude by commenting on the feasibility of certain legal reforms.
ISSN: 0736-7694
Appears in Collections:JGU Research Publications

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
copyright privacy.pdf1.06 MBAdobe PDFView/Open    Request a copy

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.