Update (May 10th 2010): Last week, we contacted Sequoia Capital India for a confirmation that Guruji executives have been released, and for comments from either Sequoia Capital India, Guruji or their legal representatives on their side of the story. The response: "No Comments". Update (May 2nd 2010): We would urge you to please debate the merits of the case, and not make personal or malicious comments. Update (May 1st 2010): I just visited Guruji.com again, while debating the case with someone, and it appears that the Virgin Mobile ads have been removed from Guruji's search pages. In the offline discussions that have followed this development, point about Guruji being the search engine keeps coming up for debate: do you need a tie-up or an agreement to index? This case probably has implications for meta search engines as well. Anurag Dod, CEO of Guruji.com, along-with other executives, were arrested in Bangalore yesterday, on charges of making available the copies of the copyrighted musical works owned by T-Series (Super Cassettes Industries Ltd). The FIR (First Information Report) registered in Bangalore states 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". But was an arrest necessary? Rahul Ajatshatru, Legal Counsel for T-Series told MediaNama: "This is a criminal action. The police on examining the complaint filed by T-Series and…
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