COPYRIGHT VIOLATION

  • Apple fined $166,000 for copyright violation December 28, 2012

    Beijing: Technology major Apple has been fined $165,908 by a Chinese court for allegedly selling unlicensed electronic versions of books online. The Beijing No 2 Intermediate People's Court ordered Apple to pay a total of 1.03 million yuan ($165,908) to eight Chinese writers and two companies for violating their...
  • 'Zanjeer' remake gets stuck in copyright issues April 20, 2012

    Writers of the original movie, Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar are reportedly mulling legal action against Apurva Lakhia and Prakash Mehra. ...
  • Agent Vinod's 'Pungi' song gets legal notice March 19, 2012

    Mumbai: Just as the song 'Pyaar Ki Pungi' from Saif Ali Khan's spy thriller Agent Vinod is gaining popularity, an Iranian music band has slapped a legal notice on music director Pritam Chakraborty and distributors for alleged copyright violation. The music band Barobax Corp was founded in 2003 by three Iranian...
  • 20th Century Fox sues BR Films for plagiarism May 5, 2009

    Mumbai: Hollywood's famous studio Twentieth Century Fox has moved the Bombay High Court against BR Chopra Films seeking Rs 7crore damages and an injunction against the release of the Hindi film Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai alleging it was a remake of Oscarwinning My Cousin Vinny. The suit will come up for...
  • Viacom sues YouTube for $1 bn March 14, 2007

    New York: In a clash of giants, media conglomerate Viacom is suing popular video sharing website YouTube and its parent Google for more than $1 billion, accusing the ambitious online portal of "massive international copyright violation." Though other entertainment companies too have complained against copyright violations, this is first time that...