Mumbai police have filed a copyright infringement case against six people, including Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
A court order has been filed against Google CEO Sundar Pichai and five other officials of the company for violating the Copyright Act, ‘Mumbai Police said.
Bollywood film director and producer Suneel Darshan fired an FIR against Pichai on the issue of copyright violation. This FIR was registered on January 25 in Mumbai. According to Suneel, YouTube is earning millions of dollars through its videos and film music for a long time and he is fighting this war for the last eleven years.
According to Indian news agency NDTV, the case was registered by the Mumbai police based on a complaint lodged by film director Sunil Darshan.
As claimed by Darshan, he was fighting on this issue for 11 years and no one listen to him. He wrote many letters to administrators of Google and YouTube complaining about the issue, but no response happened nor any effect. After that, no one was ready to write his complaint and he knocked on the door of the court. After that, his FIR is accepted.
According to Darshan’s complaint, Google allowed an unauthorized person to post the movie ‘Ek Hasina Thi Ek Diwana Thi’ on YouTube without its permission.
Indian-American Pichai was awarded the Padma Bhushan on Wednesday on the occasion of India’s 73rd Republic Day.
Content & Copyright Law
On the big digital platforms like YouTube, Google, or Facebook, there is a high volume of content consumption. There are several content creators worldwide. Every content has rights. No other person and company can use anyone’s content, videos, music, text without the permission of the content owner. If it is done by anyone, there is a copyright violation.
Earning profits from anyone else content is prohibited by the digital content law. In such cases, any actions can be taken by the victim.
Sundar Pichai is a well-known businessperson and the CEO of Google since 2015. He is also known as the richest CEO of the world being an important part of big giants like google search engine. Pichai was also awarded by Padma Bhushan award on the 73rd Republic day of India.
Padma Bhushan on Wednesday on the occasion of India’s 73rd Republic Day. Sundar is one the highly successful CEO of the world and this big black stamp against his career makes difference in his honor.
In 2006 Google Purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion and millions of videos uploaded on this platform every day. The more content a YouTuber uploads the more they get views. With more video content they can monetize their YouTube Channel and earn profits from advertisers. The more a YouTuber earns the more YouTube also earns. Generally, YouTube doesn’t allow to use of copyright violated content. But It can be seen many times that these giant companies don’t care about someone’s rights in the race of earning more wealth or growing their business. For example, Facebook has faced many FIR regarding content policy violations.