An FIR has been registered against Google CEO Sundar Pichai and five others at the MIDC police station. The FIR was filed in response to a copyright infringement complaint filed by director-producer Suneel Darshan.
Darshan claimed that despite not giving anyone the film rights to his 2017 film, Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha, the film had been uploaded to Google-owned YouTube. He also stated that several people were making money by uploading the film to the video-sharing platform, despite the fact that the film was his intellectual property.
He added that he had raised the issue with YouTube for many years but didn’t receive any response from it, so he had to approach the court.
The FIR has been registered under Sections 51, 63 and 69 of the Copyright Infringement Act, 1957.