R.G. Anand v. Deluxe Films and Others [citation 4 (1968) DLT 321] is a landmark judgment delivered on 23rd May 1967 by the Delhi High Court, concerning the copyright infringement of a dramatic play by a cinematographic film based on the same plot. It was decided by a three judge bench of Chief Justice I Dua, J Singh and ....

The most important point upheld by the Court in this judgment was that only expressions, and not ideas can be copyrighted.

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