Delhi High Court orders for blocking of 219 websites infringing SONY’s FIFA rights

Multi Screen Media Private Limited (formerly SONY) approached Delhi High Court in the month of June 2014 restraining file sharing website from infringing their FIFA rights. SONY submitted that they have exclusive Broadcasting rights for India and neighboring countries (that includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Srilanka) and the FIFA world cup matches […]

Microsoft takes over Domain Name in Cyber Crime fight

Earlier this week, Microsoft filed a civil suit against a Dynamic DNS provider in the U.S. (Vitalwerks Internet Solutions, LLC doing business as No-IP.com) and identified two individuals who are believed to have used this DNS provider to spread and control dangerous malware (Bladabindi and Jenxcus) to unsuspecting victims. Bladabindi or Jenxcus was encountered more […]

Indian Student at Livepool pleads guilty to Computer Hacking

An Indian-origin student of Liverpool John Moores University charged with hacking into it’s computer system has pleaded guilty. He was booked under Computer Misuse Act, 1990 for gaining unauthorised access to a computer with intent to commit fraud by false representation. The accused, 22 year old, Charantoor Kultar Singh from Manchester was arrested by officers […]

Important Judgments Aug-Sept 2010

Downloads are not performances, rules US court A music download is not a performance of a work and therefore does not demand an additional licence and fee, a US court has ruled. A stream of a file is a performance, though, the court said. Read More Argentine court overturns ruling on search engines’ liability for […]

Vietnam considers legalizing domain name trading

Once the draft circular which guides the implementation of the Decree No. 72 takes effects, people will be able to buy and sell domain names – “.vn” or “.com.vn” in the open. Domain name traders hope that the new regulation would take effect as of January 1, 2014. The domain name market has been operational […]

Cyber Crime ring busted in Brazil

A massive cybercrime ring in Brazil may have stolen billions of dollars from a widely used online payment system, a technology security company said. The RSA Security division of EMC Corp. said in a research report released on Wednesday that a “malware-based fraud ring” had infiltrated the online payment method known as the boleto, diverting […]

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Complaint against Woodland.com by Indian Company termed as reverse Domain Name Hijacking

In the matter of Aero Club v. Domain Admin – DomainGrabber.com (Case No. D2013-1656), the matter was filed before the UDRP panel by Aero Club of New Delhi, India who own a large number of trade mark registrations featuring the name “Woodland” in one shape or form, some of them being WOODLAND word marks in Europe, Africa, Jamaica, […]

Audi Loses Domain Name Dispute Over AudiCity.com

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center – ADMINISTRATIVE PANEL DECISION Case No. D2012-1894 Audi AG v. Stratofex The Complainant is Audi AG of Ingolstadt, Germany, represented by HK2 Rechtsanwälte, Germany. The Respondent is Stratofex of California, United States of America. The disputed domain name <audicity.com> (the “Domain Name”) is registered with Tucows Inc. (the “Registrar”). The […]

Cyber Crime

Cyber Crime ring busted in Brazil

A massive cybercrime ring in Brazil may have stolen billions of dollars from a widely used online payment system, a technology security company said. The RSA Security division of EMC Corp. said in a research report released on Wednesday that a “malware-based fraud ring” had infiltrated the online payment method known as the boleto, diverting […]

Microsoft takes over Domain Name in Cyber Crime fight

Earlier this week, Microsoft filed a civil suit against a Dynamic DNS provider in the U.S. (Vitalwerks Internet Solutions, LLC doing business as No-IP.com) and identified two individuals who are believed to have used this DNS provider to spread and control dangerous malware (Bladabindi and Jenxcus) to unsuspecting victims. Bladabindi or Jenxcus was encountered more […]

Cyber Crime Statistics India 2013 – 2014

Cyber Crime Statistics India 2013 The Nation Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Ministry of Home Affairs has released Cyber Crime Statistics for the 2013 year, which again shows rapid increase in cyber crime by 50% on year to year basis from 2012 to 2013. The statistics mainly show cases Registered Under Cyber Crimes By Motives and […]

Court Decisions

Delhi High Court orders for blocking of 219 websites infringing SONY’s FIFA rights

Multi Screen Media Private Limited (formerly SONY) approached Delhi High Court in the month of June 2014 restraining file sharing website from infringing their FIFA rights. SONY submitted that they have exclusive Broadcasting rights for India and neighboring countries (that includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Srilanka) and the FIFA world cup matches […]

Mumbai High Court passes first John Doe order against piracy

Mumbai High Court passes an John Doe order against the piracy of Viacom 18 Motion Pictures film Gangs of Wasseypur releasing June 21, 2012. This is first of the kind order by Mumbai High Court, as previously such matters have been taken up by Delhi High Court only, on numerous occasions. Such an order will […]

Delhi High Court stays Rs 11 lakh fine imposed on Yahoo India

The Delhi High Court Wednesday stayed the Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA) order asking Yahoo India to pay Rs 11 lakh as penalty for its failure to provide email information of a person in national interest. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw also directed Yahoo India to furnish the requisite information within a week and fixed the […]