T-Series a famous music company has issued notices to many social video platforms, including Bolo Indya, Mitron, MX Player’s Takatak, Triller and Josh, for copyright violations.They also warned them not to use the work of the company on their platforms in any form.
The Super Cassettes Industry T-Series, has asked each of these short-video platforms to pay around Rs 3.5 crore in damage. The company has also served notice to Chinese app Snack Video which is operational in India and filed a lawsuit against short-video app Roposo. T-Series confirmed the issuance of notices to these platforms. Geetanjali Visvanathan, Partner at Ira Law, said legal notice to the named video apps have been served and a lawsuit against Roposo has been filed.
Bolo Indya one of the video sharing app quoted in response to tan email by PTI , that it does not offer audio and video library as a feature to users as of date so there is no base for any violation of music rights. Bolo Indya founder Varun Saxena also said, due to the ban of Chinese applications, a lot of content creators started uploading videos which they created on those apps. These videos weren’t created on Bolo Indya’s platform. But if any such videos that violates IPR , then the videos are removed immediately. Bolo Indya founder Varun Saxena said, his firm always requests music companies to work collaboratively with it like they do with YouTube.
Mr. Saxena also said, when in future they will launch audio library as a function, they will work in collaborative manner with all the leading music companies. Triller declined to comment on the matter and other companies did not revert to the query sent to them in this regard. The demand for new video-based social media apps rose in the country after the government banned popular Chinese apps Tiktok, Helo, Likee, Bigo Live etc.
T-Series said that its composition comprises over 40,000 videos and more 1.5 lakhs available in various languages including Hindi, Punjabi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and Bhojpuri etc. T-Series even said most of the major global internet giants such as Facebook, Amazon, etc and top mobile application owners such as Amazon Prime, Amazon Music, Gaana, etc, have already taken licence from T-Series for use of its copyrighted content.