Thursday, March 29, 2007

YouTube Troubles Continue, Sued for $20 Mn By Indian Company

YouTube is surrounded by copyright violation suits these days with one or another company coming forward to sue YouTube. The latest comes from an Indian music and entertainment company, T-Series, which has filed a lawsuit for $20 Million for copyright violation. The case has been filed in the New Delhi High Court.

The Business Standard reports that T-Series has accused YouTube for showcasing and making available for download its protected video and audio tracks. According to T-Series, a few video and sound tracks from their latest movies, including Don, are available for download at YouTube.

The uploaded content has enabled people to make illegal copies of the protected videos and sound tracks and sell it for cheaper prices in the domestic market. The financial loss has been estimated at Rs.100 Crore or $20 Million approx which T-Series is asking from YouTube as compensation.

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