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An Indian search engine Guruji.com’s CEO Mr Anurag Dod, along with some other executives, were arrested on 29th April on charges of making available the copyrighted musical works owned by T-Series.

News reports quote the FIR (First Information Report) registered in Bangalore as stating that this is “for infringement and displaying in Guruji.com web site film songs of 1) Om Shanthi Om 2) All the best 3) Bhool Bhulaiya 4) Apka Suroor 5) Aashiq Banaya Apne which belong to Super Cassettes Industries Ltd Copy Right Owner Ship”.

Copyright infringement being a criminal offense, the plaintiff is at liberty to choose either civil, criminal or both these remedies.

The search engine Guruji.com allows users to search and play music from sites which offer free music.

This looks like another Pirates Bay case in making and this is going to go a long way to act as jurisprudence for interpretation of the IT (Amendment) Act 2010 and the way India would determine the safe harbor principles of intermediaries.

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