India News | T-Series Sues Roposo for Copyright Infringement

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Music label, T-Series has filed a lawsuit in the Delhi High Court against Roposo, a short-video app owned by advertising technology company InMobi for alleged copyright infringement.

The plaintiff alleges that Roposo willfully and extensively infringed on T-Series’ copyrighted works by offering the plaintiffs music in their music library and enticing users to upload Roposo content in exchange for cash rewards.

T-Series reportedly said that Roposo is populating its app with the copyrighted music of the plaintiff through a specialized provision of curated music library on the app and extracting songs from user devices and using such songs for commercial gain.

T-Series alleges that Roposo removed the management information rights from its copyrighted songs in the music library and knowingly distributing, broadcasting, and communicating to the public infringing copies.

It will be recalled that T-Series recently signed a license agreement with the regional language social media platform ShareChat. T-Series also has similar deals with Facebook and Instagram.

The plaintiff alleges that the infringement has caused lots of damages, confusion, and unfair competition.

The music label is seeking a permanent injunction to stop Roposo from using its copyright material and payment of damages.

The case is ongoing.

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