Intellectual Property Rights in India with special reference to Digital Era and Scientific Advances: A Study

  • Sanjib Santi Ranjan Roy and Ashish Kumar Singhal
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  • Sanjib Santi Ranjan Roy

    LLM Student at ICFAI Law School, The ICFAI University, Dehradun, India

  • Ashish Kumar Singhal

    Associate Professor at The ICFAI University, Dehradun, India

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The National Intellectual Property Rights Policy seeks to reinforce the IPR framework in the country that will create public awareness about economic, social and cultural benefits of IPRs among all sections of the society, stimulate IPR generation and commercialization, modernize and strengthen service-oriented IPR administration as also the enforcement and adjudicatory mechanisms for combating IPR infringements. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has been nominated as the nodal department for nurturing Intellectual Property Rights in the country. The topic of digital content piracy is one that has garnered the attention of academics, those who influence policy decisions and the general public because of its complexity and contentious nature. The introductory section of the paper will provide a comprehensive definition of digital content piracy, along with a detailed overview of its historical evolution and progression. Subsequently, the study will examine the diverse range of factors, including but not limited to economic, technological, and cultural aspects, that contribute to the phenomenon of digital content piracy. Furthermore, the present study aims to analyse diverse approaches that have been employed to address the issue of digital content piracy. The aforementioned tactics encompass legal remedies, technological innovations and alternative commercial frameworks. Each of the legislative enactments and amendments reflects India's commitment to strengthening its intellectual property regime, promoting innovation, protecting intellectual property rights, and fostering economic growth and development. The evolution from the Indian Patent Act of 1856 to the recent amendment in The Design Amendment Rules 2021 represents a comprehensive modernization and alignment of India's intellectual property laws with international best practices and emerging challenges.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 3917 - 3937


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