Agenda

08:30 AM REGISTRATION & WELCOME REFRESHMENTS
09:30 AM WELCOME REMARKS BY LEX WITNESS
09:35 AM SPECIAL ADDRESS BY DR. LALIT BHASIN, PRESIDENT, SILF & BAI
09:45 AM SUMMIT CHAIR ADDRESS BY SUJEET JAIN, GROUP GENERAL COUNSEL & COMPANY SECRETARY, VIACOM 18
10:00 AM THE INDIAN COPYRIGHT DEBATES CAN THERE BE DISCUSSIONS INSTEAD?

Dominic D Souza, VP – Legal, Hinduja VenturesMODERATOR
Aditi Maheshwari-Goyal, Director Copyrights & Translation Department, Vani Prakashan
Ameet Datta, Partner, Saikrishna & Associates
Anjum Rajabali, Screenwriter
Ayan Roy Chowdhury, Head Legal, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Persis Hodiwalla, Head Legal, Phantom Films

Accession to WIPO Internet Treaties: Impact on 2012 Amendments
Section 65A Copyrights Act – Technology Protection Measures – Non-Compliant to WIPO?
Music Modernisation Act of US – Any Takeaways for India?
India Vs. Global Benchmarks in Copyright Environs

Section 38A Copyrights Act – Procedural Impossibilities, Interpersonal Conflicts, Stakeholders
Issue of Interim Licence under Section 31D of Copyright Act, 1957
Nomenclature Paradox – Is It Licensing or Self Claimed Royalty?
Delusion over Copyright Societies – Logical or Exaggerated Enough?

Articulating a Model for Royalty Payments
Defining Royalty Collection for respective Online Platforms
Payments Under Distribution Agreements – Taxable As Royalty or Not?
Royalty Contracts – Terms & Implication
Clarity on Defining Infringement – Music, Language Change etc
Drafting of studio Talent Contracts

Inclusion of Internet Broadcasting Rights in Copyright Act 2012 – A Hit in the Dark?
Online Licensing through Creative Commons – Fair Use?
Ownership of Third Party Content – News Aggregating Portals etc.

Infringement of Copyright & Doctrine of Fair Use – The Thin Line Within
Internet Memes – Weak Ground for Copyright Claims?
IP & Emojis – Identifying Assets?

The Copyright Board Gap – Special IP Courts – Need of the Day?
Adaptation, Movie Sequel Rights – Jurisdictional Issues
Registration of Film Title – Worthy Enough for Claim of Rights?
Remixes – Violation of Moral Rights?
IP Applicability wrt Comic Books
Controversies in Trademarking Catchphrases – Nation Wants to Know, Babaji Ka Thullu etc.

11:10 AM LIVE DEMO PRESENTED BY GURU VAIDYA, SENIOR SOLUTION CONSULTANT, ADOBE SYSTEMS
11:30 AM NETWORKING BREAK
12:00 PM TOMORROW’S TALKS TODAY – NEW AGE MEDIA & MORE!

Amol Apte, Vice President Legal, Dream 11
K.P.S. Kohli, Partner, Dhir & Dhir Associates
Mohit Goel, Partner, Sim and San
Puja Uday Bakshi, Legal Head, Sony Music Entertainment India
Rahul Nehra, Founder and Managing Director, Jadooz
Shuchi Jain, Head of Legal, Zee Digital

Content Regulation for OTT Players – A Toothless Ambience?
The Regulatory Remix for OTT – Is it MIB/TRAI or IT Ministry?
Creating Regulatory Environ for Convergence of Media & Tech Powers
Impact of Interconnection Regulations on OTT Platforms
Drawing a Line between Licensing & Regulation
The Pull Factor – Needs No Special Laws?
Protecting Data in OTT Space – Localization etc.
The Payment Ecosystem – RBI Guidelines for Online Payment in Digital Space
Combating Creativity & Regulation Together Regulation Together
UGC (User Generated Content) vs Creative Content – Impact Assessment
Royalty Issues in OTT Space – Defining Stakeholders
The Gaming & Gambling Mix – Is State Taking Charge?
Combating Frauds in Online Gaming Transactions
Meghalaya – Fantasy Sports as a Category – Lesson for the Rest of India?
Online Gaming & Betting – Game of Skills vs Game of Chance
Tax troubles in the Online Gaming Domain

Trademark Infringements in Online Businesses & Determination of Jurisdiction
e-Commerce Platforms – Haven for Counterfeits?
India’s Win over Net Neutrality – Cheery Times Ahead?
IP Issues in the World of Virtual Reality – Special Effects – Owner of Copyright?

01:20 PM NETWORKING LUNCH
02:20 PM FOCUSSED PRESENTATION – ARBITRATION OF MEDIA CONTRACTUAL DISPUTES – RECENT GLOBAL TRENDS BY S. RAVI SHANKAR, SENIOR PARTNER, LAW SENATE
02:40 PM THE REGULATORY RIFLES POLICY OR THE POLITICS WITHIN ?

Sachin Kalra, Deputy General Counsel, HT Media – MODERATOR
Bharat Vasani, Corporate Partner and Head of Media & Entertainment, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Mansha Shukla, Associate Director (Head Legal) India & South Asia, Discovery Communications
Parul Sabharwal, Head Legal, Times Internet
Subodh Prasad Deo, Partner, Saikrishna & Associates
Tejveer S. Bhatia, Partner, Singh & Singh Associates

Vinit Chandra Sharma, Associate Vice President, IndiaCast Media Distribution

Tariff Order and Interconnection Regulations 2017 – Justified Enforcement?
Independent Auditors for DAS Audit – Will It Bring in Real Transparency?
Issue of pending MSO registrations – Crying for Attention?
Uplinking & Downlinking Guidelines – Is India Really Business Friendly?
M&A Landscape in Indian M&E Sector – Too Slow to Be Fast?

Cross- Media Ownership Rules in the Broadcasting sector- Should they be looked at Vertically or Horizontally?
Domain Name Squatting in India – Lack of Laws?
Regulatory framework for Internet Telephony
Regulatory framework for M2M Communications – Clarity Comma
BARC Disciplinary Council – Functioning & Monitoring – Impact Assessment

Section 4(2)(c) of The Competition Act, 2002 – CCI’s Masterstroke with SC Backing
CCI’s Whip on Abuse of Dominance – Justified Enough?
Interplay between IP and Competition Law
CCI’s Whip on Allegations of Price Discrimination – TRAI Vs. CCI – An Inevitable Debate?

Implication of GST in the Indian M&E Sector
Taxation in paying Royalty in OTT Platforms – GST, TDS, WHT, Entertainment Tax etc.
AMP Expenses – Transfer Pricing & Tax Complications
Targeted Advertising – Tax Implications & More.

Recent GST Notifications – Anti Protection in Belief?
Routine Supplies & IPR – GST Levy – Cost Hit on the Producer?
Impact of GST on Supplies made by Studios, Distributors & Exhibitors
Existence of LBET – Still to become a One Tax Nation?

India’s Race Towards Data Protection – Meritorious but Unfinished?
TRAI’s Framework on Data Ownership, Privacy & Security – Fair Treatment between for All?
Excluding Government from the Regulation – Justified Enough?
Uncertainty over Liability and Consent Burdens
Fosters Tension between Data Privacy Rights and Imperatives of Governance and Security?
Data Privacy wrt New Age Smart Phones & Apps
Right to Privacy – Can there be a Global Conduct?

04:00 PM NETWORKING BREAK
04:30 PM CONTENT CONTROL FIRST – AND THEN THE PIRATES!

Sujeet Jain, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Viacom 18 – MODERATOR
Aamod Gupte, Group General Counsel, Eros International
Ananth Padmanabhan, Fellow, Centre for Policy Research and Counsel, Verist Law
Lohita Sujith, Director-Corporate Communications, Motion Picture Distributers Association
Nikhil Pahwa, Founder, Editor & Publisher, Medianama
Sameer Pitalwalla, CEO, Culture Machine
Zulfiqar Khan, Managing Director, HOOQ

Indian & Global Content Regulation Beliefs – Contrasting Enough?
Content Regulation in Mobile Apps – Wild Hunt?
Censorship – A Necessary Evil?

Comparative Advertising & Product Disparagement
Character Merchandising & Personality Endorsements wrt Right of Publicity
Central Consumer Protection Authority to Punish False Advertisers – Need of the Hour?
ASCI – Is there a Role in Copyright Claims?

Interim Injunctions – Evaluation of Damages wrt Piracy – John Doe Orders
Piracy at Source & Destination – Is Enforcement the Key?
India’s Piracy Quotient – US, UK, Europe – Case Studies for Curbing Piracy?
Contractual Liability in terms of Slang Content
Tackling Fake News & Its Fanatics
Religion as Interference wrt Films’ Creativity – Secular Activism?
Take Over of Fringe Elements Over Content – Need to Tame the Beast?
Indecent Representation of Women Act – Yet Another Regulatory Needle?

05:30 PM GALA LUCKY DRAW FOLLOWED BY SUMMIT CLOSURE

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