In Part 1 of our interview with Apurv Nagpal, the Managing Director of one of India's largest music labels Saregama India, he spoke about the company's plans with in Timbre Media, minimum guarantee deals, compulsory licensing and the FM Phase III auctions. In Part 2, he speaks about the agenda behind legal action, Internet Service Provider liability, relationships with telecom operators, video upload sites like YouTube and Metacafe, among other things: MediaNama: From what we've seen, T-Series has been incredibly active in case of going after music piracy online. Aren't you? Apurv Nagpal: We're doing it through PPL, and we are as active as the next man including T-Series. In fact, T-Series participates with us. MediaNama: What's the driving force? One gets the sense that the agenda behind going after one company is at times to induce a license from another. Apurv Nagpal: It's the same. We would look to make every body legal. When we go after phyiscal piracy shops, the goal is not to shut the shop, which is happening in the industry any way, but you want them to do business, but do it legally. We try and talk sense into the party, but unfortunately today people seem to think that music is free and their birthright, and it is bloody difficult chasing people on the net. Recently there was a site with a registered address in the US, and then we found that it was being run by college kid studying in Ahmedabad in an engineering college. Just to trace him…
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