Amitabh Bachchan sends copyright infringement notice to Aam Admi Party Leader Kumar Vishwas, Dhinchak Pooja’s videos taken down from YouTube due to copyright infringement claims, Monkey-Selfie Copyright suit returns to Court, IIFA comes out with official merchandise and more

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Amitabh Bachchan sends copyright infringement notice to Aam Admi Party Leader Kumar Vishwas

Actor Amitabh Bachchan sent a copyright infringement notice to Aam Admi Party leader Kumar Vishwas accusing him of illegally using a poem written by his father and poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan. In a video uploaded to Kumar Vishwas’ YouTube Channel, Kumar Vishwas can be seen reciting a poem written by Harivansh Rai Bachchan. The senior actor on 10th July tweeted that “This is copyright infringement…! Legal will take care of this”. As per the reports, Vishwas received a legal notice from Bachchan asking him to take down the video from YouTube within 24 hours and demanded an account of revenue generated through the exploitation of the poem.  While replying to the actor on 12th July Vishwas confirmed the receipt of the Notice and stated that the video has been deleted from YouTube and he would be sending the revenues accrued from the video- a meager amount of Rs 32.

Dhinchak Pooja’s videos taken down from YouTube due to copyright infringement claims

India’s own viral sensation Dhinchak Pooja’s videos have been taken down from her YouTube channel due to copyright infringement claims. Dhinchak Pooja shot to social media fame with her songs ‘Selfi Maine Leli Aaj” and “Swag wali Topi”. According to reports, someone named “Kathappa Singh” reported her songs for copyright infringement based on which YouTube removed her songs.  It is unclear as to who Kathappa is and why he had reported the videos as copyright infringement.

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