“The registering authority, Papum Pare district has registered two private news channels to be transmitted through the private cable TV channels in the Capital Complex under the provisions of the Cable TV Networks Regulation Act, 1995. The two registered news channels are “Aaz Ki Samachar” and “Arunachal Dairy”.”
Below is the press clipping.
It may be worth mentioning here that it was reported earlier that the ban on the ‘Aaj Ki Awaaz’ was lifted and it would be airing it’s programme from 1st of September, 2008 under the new banner of ‘Aaj Ki Samachar’. However, the district magistrate has denied lifting of ban on 'Aaj Ki Awaaz' and informed that the ban was still in force as two criminal cases are pending against the channel. Nonetheless, the District Magistrate has allowed Aaj Ki Awaaz's Executive Director to air another news programme under the banner of 'Aaj ki Samachar'.
“……the district magistrate has denied reports that the ban on news channel ‘Aaz Ki Awaaz’ (AKA)has been lifted. The ban is still in force as two criminal cases are pending against the channel, he informed.
AKA’s executive director has, however, been allowed to run another private news channel: Aaz Ki Samachar.”-Arunachal Front
Now coming back to the topic, has the Intellectual Property Right over Arunachal Diary been infringed upon? Well, the report made me feel that the Intellectual Property Right has been infringed upon by the private news channel and I'm exploring on that aspect both legal and otherwise.
May be I would write a letter to that private news network that they have probably infringed upon my Intellectual Property Rights and that they should consider re-registering their channel under different banner; as soon as I get their contact details.
From the information I received from Itanagar, it seems the private news channels banner is 'Arunachal Dairy' and not 'Arunachal Diary'. So, I guess no infringement of IPR issue...:)