In the light of rights of singers, this article has been conceived under the copyright law regime. How performers rights can be understood and legally under the provisions relating to performing artists and how can the law be taken it of is explained in this article. This takes a theoretical as well as practical approach to both the laws and the performing arts field.
A Performer’s Guide to Speaking Up – Laws, Rights, Resources, Networks
This is an interesting petition where singers of several bars at New Delhi approached the High Court for an order to restore and protect their rights as performance under the copyright law. This is an important reading to get an idea of how a petition by performers should look like and the points of law that can be referred to in the petitions.
This is about the recent and famous case of rights of the famous Kuchipudi dancer Vempati whose wife approached the High Court to seek an Order for prohibiting use of his husband’s music compositions without their permission and involving payment for the same. This gives the idea of how even within the Guru-Shishya parampara this kind of a prohibition is legally possible and how can that be enabled to protect the rights and royalties of the artists and choreographers
Legal Statutes made easy
This legal analysis is based out on the infamous Bombay High Court decision on a POCSO case which has been heavily criticized. The importance lies in this article with regard to the interpretation of the laws and the same should be known to general public and especially performing artists who quite often deal with child artists.
This article gives an interesting idea of how this law on sexual harassment must be interpreted. The tests of reasonability must be understood in a way that gives way for the perspective of the victim instead of the perspective of the perpetrators who are mostly male members. This is a good read for those who are trying to not only understand the law but also implement it and take the legal course if the need arises.
Himmat is a pro bono initiative to equip survivors of sexual harassment at college campuses with the support and knowledge required to tackle Internal Committee (IC) proceedings. Himmat provides free legal assistance to survivors considering/pursuing IC proceedings. This service is provided by connecting survivors to experienced lawyers in the field through a form on our website. It is open to all students and can be availed anonymously to eliminate any potential backlash for seeking help. It also contains basic information regarding IC proceedings on their website such as how to file a complaint, tips on submitting evidence, and the recourse available to a survivor. In our pursuit of making information about anti-sexual harassment law more accessible, today we have launched a free and easy to read Handbook. It has been authored by students from NUJS and NLS. The foreword has been authored by eminent women rights advocate Veena Gowda and has Lawtopus, TrustIn and Sasha as logo partners.
This article by LiveLaw summarizes the recent decision from the Bombay High Court on the maintenance of privacy of survivors of sexual harassment and the guidelines issued by the High Court on how privacy could be and should be maintained. It is an important read because it lays down several issues and propels various kinds of concerns on the anticipated bias.