New Delhi: Google has temporarily removed home-grown social media app Bolo Indya from Playstore following a copyright complaint made by music giant T-Series. The live-streaming platform has around 70 lakh users.
Super Cassettes Industries Pvt Ltd, which operates under the brand name T-Series is the largest music record label in the Indian music industry. Last year, the company served an infringement notice to social media and video sharing platforms to pay around Rs 3.5 crore in damages from using its copyrighted contents and "render accounts of all revenues illegally earned" by the platforms from the copyrighted content.
While most of the companies including Mitron, MX Player's Takatak, Triller, and Josh have settled the issue with the music company, Bolo Indya has not resolved the matter yet, according to T-Series.
"We had sent them (Bolo Indya) various legal notices but they continued to infringe our copyrights and, thus, we wrote to Google under applicable laws to take down this infringing app from their app store. We take infringement very seriously and will not shy away from taking more stringent legal action against Bolo Indya and any other such infringing platforms to protect our copyrights," T-Series president Neeraj Kalyan told PTI.
Bolo Indya spokesperson said the company is temporarily unavailable from Google Playstore due to some conflicts with T-Series and it is in talks with T-Series and Google to resolve the issue at the earliest and the platform will be back on playstore shortly.
"We assure our users that all their created content and transaction details for in-app currency purchases are safe and Bolo Indya will be back soon on playstore for them to continue having their friends download the app to enjoy the new features," said the spokesperson.