Anita Iyer    30 Apr 10 17:53 IST

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MUMBAI: Guruji.com founder and CEO Anurag Dod was arrested in Bangalore on Thursday along with other company executives- Pankaj Shah and Gaurav Mishra,  for alleged 'infringement of copyright by engaging in music piracy'.

The action was initiated by music label T-Series whose music catalogue was allegedly exploited by the website Guruji.com. Commenting on the arrest, T-Series VP digital content Neeraj Kalyan says, 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....

T-Series president- marketing media publishing (TV) Vinod Bhanushali states, Guruji.com has been using our catalogue, the pirated website works on a non-investment model and used content from other pirate websites....

Surfers searching music on Guruji.com are directed to a music player which has links to other pirate websites like Songs.pk, musicplug.in, pz10.com, bollymobile.in. So, is guruji.com which acts as a hub for these websites legally accountable? Although the music player used to play content is based out of India but the company serving the content is based in India, it becomes a criminal offence,... adds Kalyan.

Post Guruji.com, T-Series would also be tracking down other pirate websites exploiting their content and initiating legal action against them.

In the past, the music label had initiated legal proceedings against websites like Youtube, Myspace.com, ibibo.com etc., the trial of which is on in civil courts. Talking about T-Series' efforts, Kalyan says, Piracy requires constant action and our distribution and legal team would initiate action against infringers....

In October 2009, Guruji.com was rated as the most preferred music search engine by JuxtConsult, the online market research company in India. Guruji.com started in 2006 and initiated its music serach engine in July 2008.

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Como Ganhar Na Lotomania 10:00:21 PM 24 Jan 2011 Report Abuse
I think this is far from wherever you happen to break piracy crack files with the violation of copyrights and hard to control it. by
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Mrktlr 11:31:17 AM 29 Nov 2010 Report Abuse
Guruji's case is different. they were advertising and branding their services inspite of knowing that they are actually linking copyrighted content. They have always worked as if they are very legal, thats the main reason why they were arrested.In general cases we dont behave like guruji did. tell me how often do u come across unknown strangers and tell them about ur pirated sites? the answer is no, we dont tell or advertise or even do publicity of our contents like guruji. Its easy to grow big, but the question is that "does your content deserve to be big?" i hope u might have understood the point now. Mark Taylor@testking 1Y0-A08
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