Many apps like Bolo Indya, Mitron, MX Player’s Takatak, Triller and Josh have been summoned by the Indian music company T-series over the copyright violations and warned them against using their music on their platforms in any form.
The brand T-series which operates under the Super Cassettes Industries Private Limited, has demanded these short-video platforms to pay around Rs 3.5 crore in damage and “render accounts of all revenues illegally earned” by the platforms from the copyrighted content, as per an infringement notice.
It has also served notice to a chinese app called Snack Video and has filed a lawsuit against app Roposo.
In a reply to the email of PTI, the app Bolo Indya said, “We are a UGC (user generated content) platform and due to the ban of Chinese applications, a lot of content creators started to upload those videos which they created on those apps. These videos weren’t created on our platform and any such video reported from time to time, where any possible breach of IPR is there, is immediately removed from the platform.” It further said, “When in future we will launch audio library as a function, we will work in a very collaborative manner with all the leading music companies as we respect their rights and are committed to build a cohesive and strongly synergistic environment of all Indian companies growing together,”
The global apps like Facebook, Amazon or the mobile application such as Amazon Prime, Amazon Music, Gaana, Saavn, Wynk, Spotify, etc, have already taken licences from T-Series for use of its copyrighted content.