Technology Law

Regulations for Using Drone in India

While flying drone in India is not illegal, there are certain regulatory restrictions in India that you must be aware of before you make a hefty investment in buying a drone. Further, you must have a clear understanding of all operational and regulatory issues, to avoid landing into deep trouble, like, your drone being confiscated…

Copyright | Copyright Article | Intellectual Property Rights

‘Authorship’ and ‘Ownership’ of Copyright in a Photograph in India

As photographers, we often tend to think that we are the owner of the photograph and we can post them anywhere. Sometimes, we do not even bother to ask the person for whom we clicked these photographs, or the persons who may be there in the frame. This is where we invite troubles and land…

Articles | Copyright | Intellectual Property Rights

Difference between assigning and licensing a photograph

When you assign your rights in a photograph for a valuable consideration (fee), that is a complete transfer where you do not retain any rights. On the other hand, when you license somebody to use your photograph, that is merely a permission to use your photograph in certain ways, for a certain period, within certain…

Contract Law

Damages under Indian Contract Act, 1872

DAMAGES – MEANING The term “damages” is not defined under the Indian Contract Act, 1872. However, in common parlance, it means an award of money to be paid by a defaulting party to a non-defaulting party as compensation for loss or injury caused on account of the defaulting Party’s breach of the terms and conditions…

Technology Law

Do I need a license to operate drones?

Office of the Director General of Civil Aviation (“DGCA”) recently invited comments on Draft Air Transport Circular XX of 2016 (“Draft Guidelines”) which intends to lay down guidelines for operations of Civil Unmanned Aircraft System (“UAS”) in India and registration of such UAS by way of Unique Identification Number (“UIN”) through its notification dated April…

Difference Between | Labour Laws

Difference between a ‘Contract Labourer’ and an ‘Employee’

What does the term ‘contract labour’ means? The term ‘contract labour’ under Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 (“CLRA“) means a workman who is hired in or in connection with the work of an establishment by or through a contractor. It is important to note that the word, ‘hire’, as used in the Act, has…

Data Protection | Technology Law

How should I maintain the medical records of a patient in electronic form?

How should I maintain the records of patient in electronic form? Section 7 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (“Act”) requires such documents, records or information to be retained in the electronic form in such a manner that— the information contained therein remains accessible so as to be usable for a subsequent reference; the electronic…