CAMEL

Centre for Advancement in Media and Entertainment Laws


Introduction to Centre

The Centre for Advancement in Media and Entertainment Laws is an in-house centre at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad which focuses on the various aspectsof media and entertainment laws and attempts to find possible solutionsfor different issues related to the field. The media and entertainment industry has been in the limelight for decades now. Not to mention it has become an indispensable part of our lives. The industry not only allows us to be projected with the issues prevailing in the society but also to allow us to have a take on them. Thus, it has become the need of the hour for the upcoming legal professionals to acknowledge the integrities in the functioning of the world of Media and Entertainment. We at CAMEL aim to understand and study these issues, by going into its depth, and finding out possible solutions to the same by addressing these issues, through discussions, seminars and webinars.


Mission of the Centre

The Media &Entertainment industry consists of various branches which makes it a wide area of study. From Constitutional Law to the upcoming trend of Intellectual property rights, the study and practice of Media &Entertainment laws focuses on such diverse subject matters which makes the Media & Entertainment industry an extremely interesting field of law. The Centre for Advancement in Media and Entertainment Laws focuses on establishing and creating a platform and atmosphere which provides cutting edge research, knowledge, and awareness in the field of Media & Entertainment Laws which would boon the benefit of the students and the stakeholders of the field.



Objectives of the Centre:

  • To spread awareness about Media and Entertainment Laws.
  • To connect to established resource persons in this field of law.
  • To understand the principles of Media & Entertainment laws.
  • To discuss on the career opportunities in this field of law.
  • To impart knowledge in a manner beneficial for the holistic development of the students and the institution as a whole.

Composition of the Centre for the Academic Year 2021-22:- Under the guidance of

  • Dr. Santosh Aghav- Director, SLSH
  • Dr. Anuradha B – Deputy Director, SLSH
  • Mr. R Radhakrishnan – Faculty In-Charge, CAMEL

Email :

camel@slsh.edu.in



List of Members


SNO

NAME OF MEMBER

BATCH

DESIGNATION IN CENTRE

1

Siddhant Jhamb

2015-20

Advisory Member

2

Divya Khanjee

2016-2021

Advisory Member

3

Sagar Subramanian

2016-2021

Advisory Member

4

Bhavna Menon

2016-2021

Advisory Member

5

Aditi Kirthivasan

2016-2021

Advisory Member

6

Vishruti Chauhan

2017-2022

Advisory Member

7

Pratyusha Ganesh

2017-2022

Advisory Member

8

Aayushi Verma

2017-2022

Advisory Member

9

Shriya Gopalakrishnan

2017-2022

Advisory Member

10

Ajay Gurudatt

2018-2023

Head (Event Management)

11

Aarushi Tomar

2018-2023

Head (Internal Management)

12

Kratvi Kawdia

2018-2023

Member

13

Akanksha Sahoo

2018-2023

Member

14

Kalyan Sreepada

2018-2023

Member

15

Adyasha Das

2018-2023

Member

16

Priyal Pandey

2019-2024

Head (PR and Media)

17

Aditya Jha

2019-2024

Member

18

Sai Ananya

2019-2024

Member

19

Akanksha Singh

2020-2025

Member

20

Sai Vivek

2020-2025

Member

21

Anikait Nair

2020-2025

Member



Activities of Centre:-

Guest lecture on “Legalities of Media and Entertainment Industry” (12th and 13th March 2022)

CAMEL held a two day lecture series on 12 th and 13 th of March. The speakers for 12 th of March, 2022 were Ms. Niharika Salar is an Assistant Professor of Law at NALSAR Hyderabad, and Adv.Siddharth Chandrashekharcurrently working as a Legal Counsel for the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (Dept of Revenue - Ministry of Finance). Further on the 13 th of March, 2022 the guest speakers were Ms. Ranjana Adhikari is a partner in Indus Law’s Mumbai office, along with her we had Ms. Nirali Sanghavi, Senior Associate in the team of Ranjana Adhikari.Further, we had Adv. Arushi Gupta for the lecture series. Arushi Gupta leads her own firm Satyaki Legal.



Webinar on “OTT regulations in Indian and Foreign Jurisdiction” (7 th May 2021)


The centre conducted a webinar on the current regulations India has with regards to Foreign Jurisdiction. The speaker for the day was Tarun Katial who enlightened the listeners with how due to the pandemic the reliance on OTT platforms has increased and how the regulation of the same is a need of an hour. And shed light on how OTT platforms are being regulated in other counties. The session was concluded by a series of question and answer.


Webinar on “Sports Journalism and Broadcasting regulations in the entertainment industry” (26 th March 2021)


Mr. Tarun Singh, currently working as the Assistant Professor at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) was our guest speaker. Through this webinar CAMEL aimed at providing an in-depth knowledge about the various concepts of media law and challenges faced by the entertainment industry with regard to journalism and broadcasting regulations. The webinar will be on the subject of journalism and broadcasting regulations in the entertainment industry with particular focus on sports.Topics of streaming of sports on different platforms, E-sports, videogames and sports journalism were few of the broad covered through this webinar.




Webinar on “Role of Media and Legal issues surfacing during COVID-19 pandemic” (6 th February 2021)


The webinar was hosted by Uma Sudhir is a notable Indian journalist who is the executive editor of the South Indian division of the television news network NDTV. The main focus of this webinar was to provide an insight on the various challenges that Media faced during the COVID-19 Pandemic and what was its role during this situation of unrest. The event seeks to provide the students with a structural part of media law and role in current scenario.




Webinar on “Legalities around the Music Industry, OTT Platforms and License Agreements” (25 th -27 th September 2020)


CAMEL conducted a 2 day webinar on the topic on Legalities around the Music Industry, OTT Platforms and License Agreements on the 25th - 27th Sept 2020. The speakers for the webinar on Day 1 was Ms. Sandhya Surendran, Senior Legal Counsel at Vice Media and Podcast Host at Lex Talk Music. The Day 2 speaker was Mr. Bishwarup Chakrabarti, legal head of Eros Digital. The event was conducted with an aim to provide holistic learning of skills that are to be mastered by the counsels in this particular stream. Along with giving the theoretical learning about the Media and Entertainment Industry. The session will provide in- depth knowledge about the various concepts of media law and the challenges that are faced by the OTT Platforms and Music industry.




Q & A Session on “Entertainment Laws with Ms Priyanka Khimani” (30 th May 2020)


This session seemed to integrate discussion on entertainment laws and what it entails. We also attempted to understand the various issues prevailing in the field and what steps or abilities are required for a lawyer to succeed in this field of law.




Webinar on “Role of Media during Covid Crisis and Road Ahead” (10 th May 2020)


CAMEL conducted a virtual webinar on 10th May, 2020 on the topic “Role of Media during Covid Crisis and the road ahead”. The event aimed at providing a detailed insight on the various issues that the world faced during the starting of the pandemic with regards to media and the use of same as the only source of entertainment during the times of lockdown. The eminent speakers Mr. Himanshu Shekhar Mishra the Editor of Government Affairs in New Delhi Television (NDTV) and Ms. Satarupa Sen Bhattacharya, the National Editor in Citizen Matters at the event put forth detailed issues and challenges faced by media amid the pandemic. The constant battle between providing information and keeping themselves safe was a tremendous challenge.




Capsule Course on Media and Entertainment Law (12 th and 13 th October 2019)


CAMEL conducted a two-day capsule course on Media andEntertainment laws on the 12th and 13th of October, 2019. The guest speaker for the same was Mrs. Persis Hodiwalla, senior legal manager, reliance entertainment.Our objective to organize such an event was not only to provide for theoretical and pragmatic learning about the Media and Entertainment Industry but also to make the students aware of the various facets of Media Law.




Capsule Course on Media and Entertainment Law (12 th and 13 th October 2019)Censure Des Medias (11 th -13 th January 2019)


CAMEL conducted a 3-day event “Censure Des Medias” which focused on the feuds that happen in the media and entertainment field. Censure was the most successful event conducted by CAMEL and a very interesting competition. The participants were given controversial movies such as 'Udta Punjab' and Lipstick under my Burqa’. In this competition, one participant represents CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) side and the other represents the Production House. Both parties present their arguments on the controversies of the movies. Both the participants were to put forth their case before a judge and argues on their part.




Workshop on “Facets of Entertainment and Media Law” (28 th and 29 th July 2018)


The workshop was conducted by CAMEL on the topic “Facets of Entertainment and Media Law” with association with Training & Placement Cell on 28th & 29th July 2018. The workshop was conducted by two esteemed guest speakers Mrs. Persis Hodiwala who is the Senior Legal Manager at Phantom Films and Mr. Persie Jalgaonwala who is the VFX Consultant of Prime Focus.