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Promise of federal protection brings new hope for critical US IP law[premium]

The United States lacks a strong framework for protecting trade secrets at the federal level. However, proposed legislation could be about to shake things up and provide new protection in this area Full text

Bill proposes to update copyright regime

The Hong Kong government recently introduced the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014 into the Legislative Council for its first and second readings. The bill combines new proposals formulated following earlier public consultation on the treatment of parody and legislative proposals under the former Copyright Bill 2011. Full text

Judgment poised to transform licensing of public performance rights of Bollywood music

The Bombay High Court recently passed an interim order on the legitimacy of Novex Communications licensing public performance rights on behalf of certain music labels, despite not being a registered collecting society under the Copyright Act 1957. The court restrained Novex from threatening to sue anyone for copyright infringement on the grounds that it was not a registered collecting society. Full text

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