Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Suspension of Apps on PlayStore

The article, while discussing the legalities of the litigation concerning the author’s client, attempts to unpack the implications of the Digital Millenium Copyrights Act (DMCA) on Application softwares. The author analyses how the adjudication process under the DMCA does not account for the principle of equality of arms and rather reinforces copyright protection, without any real recourse to judicial review.

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The Shaheen Bagh judgment and what it means for the right to protest in India

Summary- This article critiques the decision of the Supreme Court in Amit Sahni v. Commission of India (2020), regarding the constitutionality of protests in public sites. The authors argue the judgement is in stark contrast to international human rights and falls short of protecting the right to assembly in Article 19 of the Indian Constitution. [Ed note: This article has been written by Padmavathi Prasad & Dharshini Sugumaran, final year students from NUALS. The article has been co-edited & coordinated by Pranay Maladi from our Student Editorial Board.]

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Response to ‘The Sound of Constitutional Silences: Interpretive Holism and Free Speech under Article 19 of the Indian Constitution’ by Arpita Sarkar

[Ed Note: As part of our New Scholarship Section, we have been inviting discussants to respond to specific articles. This Response Piece is part of a series of posts indexed here discussing the public law themed articles …

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The Criminalization of PUBG in Gujarat: A Frivolous Affair?

In our latest piece, the author highlights the criminalization of PUBG in Gujarat with special focus on Section 37(3) of the Gujarat Police Act, 1951. The author discusses this in the light of the Blue Whale precedent, while further drawing parallels between the deontological and consequentialist approaches to free speech.

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The Many Ups and Downs in the Battle of Section 377

In this post, the author traces the history of Section 377 and the queer movement in India. Starting from the implementation of this section in the colonial era to Naz and Koushal judgment, this post is one stop destination to understand the incidents that finally led to the Navtej Johar judgment.

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