Agenda

08:30 AM REGISTRATION & WELCOME REFRESHMENTS
09:35 AM WELCOME REMARKS BY LEX WITNESS
09:45 AM SPECIAL ADDRESS BY DR. LALIT BHASIN, PRESIDENT, SILF & BAI
10:00 AM THE INDIAN COPYRIGHT DEBATES – CAN THERE BE DISCUSSIONS INSTEAD?

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

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.

11:15 AM NETWORKING BREAK
11:45 AMTOMORROW’S TALKS TODAY – NEW AGE MEDIA & MORE!

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
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?

01:00 PM NETWORKING LUNCH
02:00 PM FOCUSSED PRESENTATION – ARBITRATION OF MEDIA CONTRACTUAL DISPUTES – RECENT GLOBAL TRENDS
02:20 PM THE REGULATORY RIFLES – POLICY OR THE POLITICS WITHIN ?

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?

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)© 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?

03:30 PM NETWORKING BREAK
04:00 PM CONTENT CONTROL FIRST – AND THEN THE PIRATES!

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?

05:00 PM GALA LUCKY DRAW FOLLOWED BY SUMMIT CLOSURE

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