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ANI Drags PTI to Court Over Copyright Violation: Seeks ₹2 Crore in Damages

The Delhi High Court has taken up a case involving allegations of Copyright Violation (infringement and plagiarism) filed by Asian News International (ANI) against Press Trust of India (PTI)

Justice Mini Pushkarna has instructed PTI to file its response and scheduled further hearings for August 9.

ANI’s Allegations

ANI contends that PTI unlawfully reproduced its videos depicting passengers’ plight on a Spicejet flight during a heat wave.

Details of the Incident

ANI claims the videos, shot by its journalists, were copied and published by PTI without permission.

Legal Demands

ANI seeks damages exceeding ₹2 crores and a permanent injunction against PTI.

Responses from Legal Teams

Senior Advocate Rajshekhar Rao, representing PTI, assured the court of prompt removal of the videos.

ANI’s Legal Stand

ANI, represented by Senior Advocate Chander M Lall and advocate Sidhant Kumar, demands an apology and clarification from PTI to affected media outlets.

Court’s Decision

Initially considering mediation, the court ultimately issued summons to PTI for further proceedings.

Legal Representation

ANI was represented throughout by the law firm Unum Law.

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