In a legal notice to application developers, "Copyright Integrity International", an entity which represents BCCI-IPL, has warned application developers against showcasing what it calls "Proprietary content" in their apps. Proprietary content, according to the notice, includes match related content such as scorecards, schedules, commentary and audio-visual footage. Live content, which isn't covered by copyright (since no one can own "facts"), is legally referred to as Hot News, and companies try and claim exclusive rights to it for the period for which it is relevant/hot. In this instance, BCCI-IPL and STAR (via Novi Digital), are trying to restrict the usage of some content up until 15 minutes after the occurrence of the event. The Hot News case (read our comprehensive coverage here) has been in a limbo at the Supreme Court of India for a while now. Parties in that case include…
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