Intellectual Property Rights, popularly known as IPR, form a part of law in India which has been gaining recognition since not long. It deals with rights associated with the talent of a person in the form of protection of trademarks, copyrights, patents and any other property which is the outcome of the intellect of a person.
The researcher in this article has dealt with one of the aspects of copyrights under the Intellectual Property Rights, which is the live streaming and broadcasting rights under copyrights. The concept of live streaming and broadcasting emerged in India with cricket and thus, it is not a new development under the Intellectual Property Rights. But, dynamicity of the society has also led to enormous changes in the field of live streaming and broadcasting leading to different platforms, and also widening of the scope for people to utilise these aspects.
Dealing with the historical aspects of live streaming and broadcasting, discussing how the rights were protected for the ones who used the technology for the same, to the changes leading to the various disadvantages brought with advancement in technology, such as online piracy has been elaborated by the Researcher in this research work.
The researcher has tried to elaborate on the rights of the broadcasting organisations and discuss the constitutional perspective of the same, following which the aspects of webcasting has been elaborated on the basis of Indian and International laws.