The Yeshwantpur Police in Bengaluru have registered an FIR against social media platform ShareChat for alleged copyrights violation based on a complaint from Lahari Recording Company.
The music company, in its complaint, said it owns the audio rights of many movies, but Mohalla Tech, which owns ShareChat, has facilitated users to download its copyrighted musical content without its consent. This has caused monetary loss to the company, the complainant said.
A police team visited the ShareChat office in Koramangala on Tuesday evening, and conducted a mahajar. The police said they have booked the startup under Section 64 of Indian Copyrights Act, 1957 along with Section 201 of Indian Trademarks Act, 1999.
Source: Economic Times