Much has been said in this edition about films and media. Then why leave out the latest blockbuster!! Court disputes before film releases are now a common PR activity. The recently released Uri: The Surgical Strike is no different. A case of copyright infringement was filed against the makers of Uri. The Author of the book: Protecting India: the Modi Way, Mr. Nitin Gokhale stated that the film had copied and derived substantially from his book. He filed a complaint at the Delhi High Court stating that the film’s release be stalled until the copyright case is resolved. On the other hand, the film-makers defended themselves stating that a lot of information about the Surgical Strike was already available in the public domain. They also stated that ideas/information already in public domain cannot be protected by copyright. The Court had asked the author and the film-makers to settle the matter outside court. The amount of settlement has not been made public; however, the parties have settled the issue.

Compiled by: Adv. Sachi Kapoor | Concept & Edited by: Dr. Mohan Dewan

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