Entries by Eldar Manor

Copyright Law Changes in India

In June of this year, the Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012 came into force in India. The changes in the law may mark the start of a period of uncertaintly for the Indian entertainment industry as bodies with conflicting interests battle out their differing views on how the amendments should be interpreted. A copy of the new amendment […]

Resale Rights For Artists

Are you a visual artist? Have you sold works of art that are now being resold? You may be entitled to a share of the proceeds of sales of your physical works that are no longer owned by you. An artist’s resale right, otherwise known as the “Droit de Suite” gives artists a right to […]

EMI Sues Grooveshark

EMI Music, the biggest record publisher in the world, has terminated its contract with streaming site Grooveshark. According to BBC’ s News Techology website, this: “…comes three months after EMI announced it was suing the service for not paying royalties…EMI’s withdrawal means Grooveshark currently has no major record labels on board with the service…”. The steep […]

Income Stream Basics for Musical Creators

An article written by Eldar Manor and published on the IndiEarth Blog: When a song is performed, recorded and finally distributed, various income streams ensue. What are these income streams, what are their sources, who is entitled to them and how do we ensure that at least a better part of them comes our way? […]

Israel’s Big Brother Saga Continues

Saar Sheinfine, the runner up in the second season of the israeli version of the Big Brother hit TV series, and now a local celebrity thanks to the intense media coverage the program receives, issued proceedings in the Tel Aviv local court today against the producer of the program, Kuperman Productions and the programs psychiatrist, Dr. Ilan Rabinowitch. According […]

Big Brother Looked At

The 2nd Authority for Television and Radio, Israel’s commercial TV and Radio regulator, has commenced looking into the psychiatric treatment that is given to participants in the Israeli version of the hit prime time reality TV show “Big Brother“. Israeli news has been flooded in recent days with the revelations that some of the participants in […]

Pinterest’s popularity soars, but copyright questions abound

Pinterest is a “virtual pinboard” that “lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web.” Pinterest’s sole function is to provide a network of virtual pinboards and a means for its users to “pin” photos to them. Unlike Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, Pinterest isn’t about user-generated content. Beyond the ability […]