India’s largest music production team and even a youtube sensation, T-series, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Roposo, one of the most popular video entertainment applications. Roposo is currently owned by Bengaluru-based advertising company, Unicorn InMobi. The case was filed in Delhi High Court. Even the notable investors for Roposo like Tiger Global and Bertelsmann were involved.
Detailed information about the lawsuit:
T-Series sought an injunction to stop Roposo from using their copyrighted material.
The music production giant also accused Roposo of continually removing the rights management information matching it’s copyrighted songs in the ‘Music Library.’ After stealing content, Roposo was also charged with distributing and broadcasting it to the public.
According to the President of T-Series, Roposo is infringing content. This music app is offering T-Series music through their library and broadcasting the music to the public.
T-Series had filed a similar lawsuit against the social media platform, ShareChat, last year. However, it signed a deal with ShareChat, and it’s an app, Moj, just two days back.
In a statement, ShareChat president mentioned that this collaboration would be useful to 180 Million users on Mojo, a popular video streaming app owned by ShareChat. Before this, T-Series also signed a deal with Instagram and Facebook.
InMobi(1) acquired Roposo in November 2019. The parent company had plans to expand Roposo into Southeast Asia, including Indonesia.
Roposo was founded in 2014 by Mayank Bhangadia, Avinash Saxena, and Kaushal Shubhank. Initially, it started as a fashion discovery platform. However, in August 2017, the company switched over its business model to a short-video app. The company raised a total of USD 38 million in funding to date.
After TikTok got banned in India, Roposo recieved an extra 71 million downloads.It was also ranked as the Top 30 apps based on the Sensor Tower.