T-Series, one of the largest music label companies in India has filed a lawsuit in Delhi High Court against Roposo, the short video platform for copyright infringement. In the lawsuit, the company claims that Roposo has “blatantly, extensively, and willfully” violated the company’s copyright policies.
According to the filed lawsuit, Roposo allegedly extracts songs from users’ devices to update its music library without permission from the company.
“The app is infringing content under the user-generated content. They are offering our music in their library and enticing users to upload our content in exchange for cash rewards. Their venture capitalists have not done due diligence, they are hand in glove,” T-Series president Neeraj Kalyan told ET.
Roposo is one of the multiple short video making platforms in India that earned a huge number of installs since the ban on TikTok in India.
As per the report, T-Series wants Roposo to either stop using its copyright music in the app or sign a license agreement with the company to offer its music library.
Last year, T-Series sued ShareChat for copyright infringement leading to that the video signed a license agreement with the company earlier this week possibly for its Moj app, another TikTok-like short video sharing platform.
Source: Economic Times