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Understanding Third Party Intellectual Property Rights in Fantasy Sports

Coasting from magazine subscription to the realm of dot-coms, fantasy sports platforms are attaining popularity distant from their Atlantic domicile and tied up with them like peas-in-a-pod are questions of Intellectual Property Rights. While partaking in fantasy sports, the user interacts with strategic elements of sports as observed in any real sport but isrestricted to a virtual platform,essentially like a simulation all the whilevying for a favourableoutcome by exacting knowledge, experience, andintuition of the sport in order todraft a team of players for the same, which is further quantifiedand rewarded by way of ‘points’. The player profiles are based on real-world statistics andfigures thus enhancing the experience of the user and thus invoke questions as to infringement ofintellectual property rights as the platforms tend to instill names, images, logo of the team and biographical data.

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Concept of Divorce Laws in India

India is a country with multiple religions and each of these religions have their own set of personal laws. Marriage, for example, is a social institution that can be governed by either the religious laws or the secular laws. Similarly, for divorce too, a couple may choose to follow either of the laws they chose at the time of the marriage. This article deals with divorce under the personal laws for Muslims and Hindus and the Special Marriage Act. A major fundamental difference between the two religions from the point of view of marriage is that Hindus view marriage as a sacrament, a bond which they initially felt would have no breaking point whereas Muslims see marriage as a contract between the two parties. Under the Special Marriage Act, 1954, marriage between the individuals is done through registration. Accordingly, the terms for divorce also vary with the laws. This article explains the various types and procedures of divorce under the laws and their implications in a simple and comprehensible manner.

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Claiming Protection against the possible horrors of Civil Aviation

The Article uncovers the various horrors that an entity faces in its interaction with the civil aviation paradigm, as known to common man as a ‘flight’. From the very first step the ‘consumer’ bound to a long list of negative outcomes as possibility, which require being probed into. My article talks about and deals with how this machinery works, and the system regulating such possibilities. The Article includes the new Anti-Hijack act as well as the operators of the paradigm.

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