June 19, 2024

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Can sports formats be protected by copyright law?

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On the 19th of January, 2022, the Significant Courtroom of Delhi provisionally ruled on a declare of copyright, vis a vis a specific T20 format of cricket. When the scenario (Samir Kasal v Prashant Mehta & Ors.)[1] is reserved for a completion of pleadings in late April 2022, this provisional purchase of the Courtroom could prove crucial for long term diversifications of T20 cricket in India. 

This posting relays the factual background of the circumstance, the arguments of the events and the Court’s preliminary rulings in opposition to safety of sporting activities format by means of copyright, and examines whether sports formats can be safeguarded as a result of intellectual house.

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Wilfred Synrem