Featuring: Shivangi Tandon
A ‘Legal Issues Seminar- General IP’ (LIS-GIP) was conducted by Shivangi Tandon, Associate, on “Is the Defense of ‘De Minimis’ an Alternate to the Statutory Defense of Fair Use?” The seminar analysed the defence of Fair Use and De and delved into the relevant provisions under the Copyright Act, 1957. The session deconstructed the decisions that have interpreted these defences and laid down the factors to be considered while determining if de minimis is a separate and alternative defence under copyright law. The seminar involved an interesting discussion on the judicial interpretation of the qualitative and quantitative test of the defence of De Minimis. The session concluded with look into the current judicial trend in the application of De Minimis as an alternate defence in copyright infringement matters.
The presentation can be accessed here.
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