Anurag Dod, founder and CEO, Guruji.com, has been arrested in Bangalore on charges of making available copies of the copyrighted musical works owned by T-Series (Super Cassettes Industries), reports MediaNama. Guruji.com, a Sequoia Capital funded search engine focused on Music Search, allows users to locate and play music from sites like Songs.pk, MusicPlug.in, PZ10.com and BollyMobile.in.
The FIR (first information report) registered in Bangalore states that this is “for infringement and displaying in Guruji.com website film songs of 1) Om Shanthi Om 2) All the best 3) Bhool Bhulaiya 4) Apka Suroor 5) Aashiq Banaya Apne which belong to Super Cassettes Industries Ltd Copy Right Owner Ship”.
Rahul Ajatshatru, legal counsel for T-Series, has said, “This is a criminal action. The police on examining the complaint filed by T-Series and examining the website, understood the modus-operandi of Guruji, and then lodged an FIR. During investigation, the offices were raided, equipments were seized, and arrests were made.”
Commenting on the arrest, T-Series VP digital content Neeraj Kalyan has said, “Guruji.com was infringing our copyright under the garb of a search engine. The website was working in nexus with some music pirate websites and was exploiting our content.”