Delhi HC Issues Summons in Copyright Infringement Suit Filed by Elsevier

Justice Rajiv Shakdher of the Delhi High Court has issued summons in the suit filed by Elsevier Ltd. against Alexandra Elbakyan and others alleging infringement of Elsevier’s copyright in several medical journals, articles, etc. Matter has been listed on 06-01-2021.

The instant application was filed by the plaintiffs under Section 151 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 seeking exemption not only from filing original and certified copies of certain documents but also from filing legible copies of the dim annexures.

Senior Counsel, Amit Sibal along with Saikrishna Rajagopal, while appearing for the plaintiff said that the plaintiffs who have copyright in several medical journals, articles, etc., have been constrained to approach this Court on account of defendant 1 and defendant 2 infringing their copyright.

Case – Elsevier Ltd. v. Alexandra Elbakyan, CS (Comm) No. 572 of 2020, decided on 24-12-2020.

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