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Saregama drags Eros Digital to court for alleged copyright infringement & non-payment of dues

Saregama India Limited (Saregama) has filed a case of copyright infringement against Eros Digital for non-payment of dues, as per a Content License Agreement signed by the companies dated 13th July, 2015. This was first reported by Bar&Bench. Saregama wants an ad-interim injunction till such time that the case is live, which has been contested by Eros Digital. The agreement was for a period of 24 months from the date of signing, and it allowed Eros Digital to showcase the licensed content on the SVOD platform Eros Now. As per the agreement, Eros had to pay Saregama a 'minimum guarantee' amount of Rs 9.5 crore, as well as a streaming fee of Rs 0.14 per stream, in case Eros' usage exceeded the 'minimum guarantee' amount. According to Saregama, Eros Digital still owes it Rs 6.12 crore plus interest and penal interest. The company also mentions that: It is further pleaded that defendants (Eros Digital) are in the process of selling their business to third parties. Since the defendants are based outside India, grave hardship and significant damage would be caused to the plaintiff (Saregama) if immediate steps to restrain them from selling the business were not taken. Note that Eros Digital confirmed to the court that it has taken down the content licensed from Saregama from the Eros Now platform. Highlights from Delhi HC's judgment According to the Delhi HC, the dispute here is "purely contractual and there is no infringement of any copyright after the expiry of the License Agreement…

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