It's a well known fact that for publicly performing/ telecasting the audio songs, visual songs, audio-visual sound recording, repertoire, contents of any copyright owner, the permission and the necessary license is required to be obtained by the broadcaster for such communication, telecast and any violation of copyright amount to the infringement of copyrights which entitles the copyright owner to initiate civil as well as criminal action against the infringer.
T-Series is already legally pursuing infringement of its audio sound recordings by Zee Network and the matter is currently subjudice in Delhi High Court.
ETC is accused of airing maliciously sourced videos of film PATIALA HOUSE with unprecedented rotations and further infringing upon copyright of T-Series. T-Series has issued legal notice to ETC and have demanded heavy damages from ETC.
Spokesperson of T-Series said, 'The telecast/ communication of song videos of Patiala House by ETC is unauthorized and without any license from us and ETC thereby has infringed our copyright under the copyright Act, 1957. Through a legal notice, we have called upon ZEE Network to cease and desist from using and telecasting / communicating our contents, repertoire, works immediately in any manner whatsoever through Zee's said satellite channel 'ETC HINDI' throughout India'
T-Series further added that 'we reserves the rights for criminal prosecution against ETC & Zee Network for an offence of infringement of copyright and shall implead the persons responsible for the infringement including the Directors and Managing Director of Zee Network.