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Indian Media Company to Sue Youtube

T-Series (Parent company SCIL) has reportedly lodged a case in a High Court against the popular online video sharing company Youtube. According to Rediff, the attorney for T Series had to say this:

Sibal argued that YouTube and Google profit at SCIL’s expense by showing SCIL’s songs for free to the public, while displaying advertising on the screen and collecting revenue from the advertisers based on the number of hits on the site.

The profits from this business model, which is based on copyright infringement, are enormous, as is indicated by the fact that Google paid $1.65 billion in stock to acquire YouTube.

This is not the first time Youtube has entangled itself into copyright infringement cross hairs. The website had to take down the entire Time Warner content when the two could not agree upon a revenue sharing model.

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