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By Bollywood Hungama News Network, November 24, 2011 – 11:18 IST
The fight against online copyright infringement is being taken to foreign shores by Indian music companies. It has long been the case that enforcing rights against online infringers have been difficult owing to the inherent nature of the World Wide Web. However, lately music companies in India are resorting to cost effective measures to combat such piracy without incurring exorbitant legal expenses. Apart from pursuing remedies available under Indian laws, music companies are also using the take down provisions of the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act to disable access to online content which infringes their copyright. Recently, pursuant to a DMCA takedown notice by Super Cassettes Industries Ltd., better known by its well known trademark “T-Series”, the online music streaming website www.dishant.com was shut down. T-Series is one of the major players in the Indian music industry and has been proactive in taking legal action against infringers in India and has expanded its fight against infringement to the World Wide Web by employing all means including take down notices.
According to T-Series’ President Neeraj Kalyan, “The proprietor of the website www.dishant.com flatly refused to take a license for the use of our copyrighted works and was confident that we wouldn’t take him to court. We hope that this will serve as a warning to all those who are engaged in brazen infringement of our works that T-Series More >
Shah Rukh Khan is upset with writers who wake up at the last minute and make allegations about their works being stolen or infringed up.
When a copyright infringement issue was reportedly raised by Nariman Films the makers of the Amitabh Bachchan Don recently; SRK told newsmen in Mumbai that his Don 2 is original and has not been copied/or taken from anywhere. Said SRK, “My producers Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar and I are wondering where such stories come from. Even when we made the original 2006 version of Don; we had done our due diligence and taken whatever permissions where there to be sought from the script point of view. While my producers are best qualified to give a fitting reply to the whole matter, I as a lead actor can say that as for the sequel, the Amitabh Bachchan Don never had a sequel. So where is the question of us copying anything. Farhan and his team have worked on the script, I know for a fact that we haven’t copied from anywhere and this is an original script.”
SRK added, It is irresponsible even on the part of those reporting to say someone has infringed the copyright because there are always people who raise their heads at the nth hour with allegations. The media must also look into the merits of the entire case before reporting. After all many people have worked hard on the script. I have full respect for the media and I know that 99 per cent of the people do not fall for wrong leads; More >