A handbook on Copyright and other laws and procedures was launched at the FICCI Federation House in Delhi . It was a collaborative effort of Creative First, FICCI and our ILA network of lawyers. This handbook will be very useful for both professionals in the film industry as well as students !!
IIPM can’t call itself a management school, rules Delhi High Court
“In the face of the admission of the senior counsel for… IIPM today that IIPM is not entitled to confer any Degree, the prospectus issued by IIPM showing itself as conferring a Degree, is evidently false and misleading,” the court has remarked in its judgement.
The court has ordered IIPM to immediately remove from its website references to words that suggest it confers a degree recognised by the Indian educational system.
Take Public Grievances Online
Conscious citizens have been empowered by online grievance platforms. Use them!
Alot of things are wrong with our roads. We grumble about it and then move on, because ‘things will never change’. That’s not correct anymore. And the reason for this is simple—two of the three priority areas for the present government are: public grievances and Centre-state relationships. Both of these, in turn, impact us as owners and operators of motor vehicles in India. I am narrating personal experiences over the past few weeks.
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ASCI pulls up big names for misleading claims
White lies from Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (HUL), Seagrams, Aircel, LivPure, etc.
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Advertising Standards Council of India raps 15 firms for misleading claims
While GlaxoSmithKline was asked to withdraw the commercial for its energy drink Horlicks, Hindustan Unilever was asked to pull out the commercial for its toothpaste brand Pepsodent Expert Protection.
In 2010-11, the independent agency, which monitors advertisements in Indian media, received 187 complaints, of which 104 were upheld. According to ASCI, during this period, 85 advertisers complied with its decisions.
“The advertisement (for Horlicks) does not disclose the manner in which Horlicks provides comprehensive nutrition, as claimed in the advertisement,” ASCI said, adding five of the seven claims in the advertisement didn’t follow ASCI guidelines.
An e-mailed query to GlaxoSmithKline did not elicit any response.
Other companies asked to withdraw or modify their advertisements include Cadilla Healthcare (for its Everyouth Natural Fairness brand of face wash, VLCC Personal Care for VLCC Shape Up Waist and Tummy Trim Gel and Healthcare Shape up), the Dainik Bhaskar Group (for its ‘How Divya Marathi opened the new market’ campaign) and Max Life Insurance (for its Shiksha Plus II Child plans).
ASCI said about 80 per cent of advertisers in India complied with codes set by the council. Five years earlier, compliance stood at 71 per cent.
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Education, healthcare and FMCG ads are most misleading
Education, healthcare and FMCG sectors continue to mislead through ads, reveals the Consumer Complaints Council of the ASCI