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Mr. Anil Gupta And Anr. vs Mr. Kunal Dasgupta And Ors. on 3 June, 2002
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gave a power-point presentation to the large team of the executive of the defendants. The printed version of the presentation and an internal discussion document dated 4.11.2000 which has been prepared by the plaintiff's said representatives were also handed to the defendants officers after the presentation. It was contended before me that the representative of the plaintiff also imparted under strict condition of confidentiality and in good faith the following : 1. Increase in show duration from half an hour to a one-hour format. 2. Introduction of high value rewards, prizes, gifts, etc. in the form of 'Streedhan'. 3. Creation of devices such as games and situations, rituals connected with marriage, to heighten audience/viewer involvement and interest. 4. Selection process using matrimonial bureaus, web sites, dial-in in addition to direct applications. 5. Video tests and grooming of participants, designer costumes, etc. in line with popular trends. 6. Promotion and marketing of 'Swayamvar' as India's first ever reality TV show. 7. How to handle reservations of the potential participants including option of opting out anytime during the show. 8. The show limited to the engagement. Marriage at couple's convenience. 8. It was contended that defendant

India, Delhi Edition dated 31.8.2001 gives the following primary characteristics : 1. A Studio based reality television show. 2. On the subject of match making. 3. Providing a platform to young women to choose a spouse from a short list of potential suitors. 4. Mediation by a celebrity anchorwoman. 5. Involvement of parents of the girl and suitors. 6. Enabling selection of spouse through various devices. 7. Rewarding the couple after Swayamvar is concluded. 8. Selection process through matrimonial bureau, etc. 9. Empowerment of women through giving her power of selection. 10. Giving of gifts to the engaged couple as 'Streedhan'. 11. Mr.Sibal then contended that taking the plaintiffs' time and developed concept of real life TV show of spouse selection and subsequent reproduction of the same in the format of proposed TV show by the defendants titled Shubh Vivah amounts to infringement of plaintiffs' copyright. It was contended that when plaintiff has submitted its programme proposal for consideration, the same was done on the understanding that the broadcaster will either accept it or reject it. Therefore, the defendants by using the said information imparted to it in strict confidence by the plaintiff breached the confidence reposed by the plaintiff

time was given or disclosed to the defendants. Mr. Desai took pain to state that the defendants programme does not have the following primary characteristics as alleged by the plaintiff : 1. Providing a platform to young women to choose a spouse from a short list of potential suitors. 2. Involvement of parents of the girl and suitors. 3. Enabling selection of spouse through various devices. 4. Rewarding the couple after Swayamvar is concluded. 5. Selection process through matrimonial bureau, etc. 6. Empowerment of women through giving her power of selection. 7. Giving of gifts to the engaged couple as 'Streedhan'. 18. It was further contended that a studio based reality TV show on the subject matter of match making, mediation by a celebrity anchor woman cannot be called unique or novel by any stretch of imagination. It was contended that confidentiality and communication cannot hold water if the same are under public domain. 19. It was further contended by Mr. Desai that as stated in para 14 and 15 of the plaint, no concept note was sent by the plaintiff along with the letter dated 20.10.2000. What was contended before me by learned counsel for the defendants is that