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Ola Cabs hits legal hurdle for playing 'pirated' music

Bengaluru police book case against Ola, accuse founders as absconding

Alnoor Peermohamed & Raghu Krishnan  |  Bengaluru 

The Bengaluru police has registered a complaint of copyright infringement against taxi aggregator Ola Cabs and founders Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati for streaming pirated music through its Ola Play platform. The complaint, filed by Bengaluru-based Lahari Recording Company on May 20, accuses ANI Technologies, parent of the ride-hailing service, of downloading and streaming songs from popular Telugu and Kannada movies for which it owns the rights. Police raided Ola’s office and seized the equipment used to download and store songs locally and stream it on Ola Play, it said ...

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First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 00:59 IST
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