1. Non-Fungible Token – The Hype & Legal Aspects
By Jasmeet Singh Narang
From University School of Law & Legal Studies, New Delhi
NFT, also known as non-fungible token, is a unique kind of digital asset that is in huge demand currently. The reason why NFT is so much hyped is that it is based on blockchain technology. The word ‘non-fungible’ explains that it’s one of a kind & is digitally present on different platforms and can be bought by anyone through cryptocurrencies like Ethereum and smart contracts. NFT is the new trend as it has provided various artists a platform to portray their talent and increase their creativity. It has been welcomed by the consumers with great affection as it provides a sense of ownership of a unique asset that everyone had only dreamt of owning something which is only one of a kind because once it is minted it can neither be edited nor deleted. In this article, we will be looking into various aspects of NFT’s and cryptocurrency and what could be their possible future.
2. Assessing the Copyright Concerns in the Gaming Industry of India
By Harsh Raj & Manvee
From Chanakya National Law University, Patna
The gaming industry is indeed a rewarding and most promising Industry of this era and upcoming decade. Covid-19 played a vital role in booming the industry worldwide and India also got benefitted in terms of the Gaming Industry. When we talk about gaming then one of the most important aspects in this is the protection of the Intellectual Property of the Game Developers or Inventors. IP rights are indeed a crucial part of any of the innovations and inventions in any field. Through this paper, the authors aim to analyze the importance of Intellectual property rights in the gaming industry specifically with the Indian Laws and applicable legislations. Analysis and recommendations have been made by the authors to overcome the loopholes existing in the present laws. Since India doesn’t have any specific legislation regarding Gaming the authors try to analyze the position of gaming under the existing law and try to suggest the remedies for the loopholes for the same.
3. Analysis of Increase of Age of Women for Marriage in India
By Garima Bairagi
From Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal
Recently, the Union Cabinet has decided to increase the minimum marriage age for women from earlier 18 years to now 21. Now for both males and females the minimum age of marriage is equal. Some people appreciated this decision while some are criticizing it. The reason behind increasing the age is to eradicate the problems of malnutrition in women and children, infant mortality rate, etc. However, this decision has received a lot of criticism also, some people think that this decision will increase the number of child marriages, only increasing the legal age of marriage for women will not work, along with these measures should be taken to empower them and make them independent. This step of government will further help to empower women. To implement this law, there are chances of amendments in the personal laws such as The Hindu Marriage act or Muslim personal laws.
4. Book Review – “Justice for Judges: An Autobiography”
By Adv. Raja Choudhary
From SOAS University of London
Ranjan Gogoi served as India’s Chief Justice, and his recently published book was supposed to defend his turbulent tenure. The title of the book, ‘Justice for Judges: An Autobiography’ implies that he has been pursued by injustice and is seeking justice. His turbulent moment, whether right or wrong, as he defended, will be decided by the people’s court as he sought justice from the reader and common people of India, but academia received an autobiography of the judge to study the behavior of Supreme Court Judges. The gossiping of ‘Supreme Whispers’ is always taking on at the dining table in Delhi’s Lutyens’ Zone. The only way to hear those ‘Supreme Whispers’ is to read their autobiography.
5. Taxation on Cryptocurrency: A Global Perspective
By Shubhi Shukla & Rohitkumar Raut
From Amity Law School, Noida & Chanakya National Law University, Patna
Cryptocurrency is the future of currency. It has the power and security that a lot of other currencies lack, and a digital approach towards currency seems to be the only way forward in this age of technology and rapid digitalization. With, the growth in the number of cryptocurrencies that many companies offer, and the growing enthusiasm and craze among people to be a part of this wave of economic growth, it has become extremely essential for authorities around the world to formulate and implement concrete and effective legislation governing both activities related to cryptocurrencies as also taxation levied on cryptocurrencies.
6. Growth of Indian Economy through Gaming
By Adv. Nikita Vaigankar & Adv. Apurva Chodanker
Practicing Advocates, District Court of Goa | LL.M in IPR
Gaming on digital platforms is not a new phenomenon but it has been recognized and has gained popularity in recent times. Presently, the gaming industry is blooming by thrashing all the boundaries and limits along with advanced technology. Gaming has not only been limited to playing and recreation but now has become a source of Income for players as well as content creators on digital platforms. This research aims at understanding the meaning and dimensions of digital gaming and its journey along with its benefits as well as negative effects. There are endless games available on different platforms, reaching us through applications and websites. In this research, an attempt is made to categorize these games in order to understand their genre. Moreover, a relevant aspect of the research deals with identifying the way in which digital gaming contributes to the growth of an economy with a special focus on an Indian economy.