T-Series wants Indian short video platforms to pay around 3.5 crore

According to the report by Deccan Herald, Music company T-Series has issued notices to many social video platforms, including Bolo Indya, Mitron, MX Player’s Takata, Triller, and Josh, for copyright violations and warned them against using work of the company.

The report also claims T-Series, has asked each of these short-video platforms to pay around Rs 3.5 crore in damage and “render accounts of all revenues illegally earned” by the platforms.

The short video platforms respond and issues a statement – “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,” Bolo Indya founder Varun Saxena said.

After the TikTok ban in India, usages of these apps also fairly grown. Users started sharing videos created by other platforms into these platforms which subjected to copyrights. Biggest giants such as Facebook, Amazon, etc, and top mobile application owners such as Amazon Prime, Amazon Music, Gaana, Saavn, Wynk, Spotify, etc, have already taken licenses from T-Series for use of its copyrighted content. But these short video platforms are very small to use copyrighted content.

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