HT TECH wants to start sending you push notifications. Click allow to subscribe

After winning Padma Bhushan, Google CEO Sundar Pichai booked by Mumbai Police

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has been booked for a copyright violation case by Mumbai Police. Know what happened.

By: HT TECH
Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 23:48 IST
Sundar Pichai booked by Mumbai Police hours after awarded Padma Bhushan. (MINT_PRINT)
Sundar Pichai booked by Mumbai Police hours after awarded Padma Bhushan. (MINT_PRINT)

Hours after Google CEO Sundar Pichai was honoured with the Padma Bhushan alongside Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and other 15 awardees, the Mumbai Police have filed a case against him. Sundar Pichai has been booked for a Copyright Violations Act case, along with five more of his company officials. The case involves a movie uploaded on YouTube without authorizations of the creator. Google and Pichai are yet to comment on the matter.

"On directions of a court, a case has been registered against Google CEO Sundar Pichai and five other company officials for Copyright Act violation," said Mumbai police. This was after film director Suneel Darshan went to the courts to complain about Google allowing unauthorised persons to upload his film “Ek Hasina Thi Ek Deewana Tha” on YouTube. 

You may be interested in

Mobiles Tablets Laptops
25% OFF
Google Pixel 128GB
  • Black
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹63,490₹84,999
Buy now
38% OFF
Google Pixel 7 Pro 5G
  • Obsidian
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹61,990₹99,999
Buy now
48% OFF
Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus
  • Green
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹44,890₹85,999
Buy now
7% OFF
Google Pixel 7 5G
  • Obsidian
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹40,990₹43,999
Buy now
21% OFF
Acer Swift Go SFG14 41 NX KG3SI 002 Laptop
  • Pure Silver
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹58,990₹74,999
Buy now
41% OFF
Acer Aspire 5 A515 57G Laptop
  • Gray
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹52,990₹89,999
Buy now
22% OFF
Acer Aspire 3 A315 24 NX KDESI 004 Laptop
  • Silver
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹33,499₹42,999
Buy now
40% OFF
Asus VivoBook 15 X515JA BQ322WS Laptop
  • Transparent Silver
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹30,990₹51,990
Buy now
35% OFF
Xiaomi Pad 6
  • Mist Blue
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹25,999₹39,999
Buy now
55% OFF
Lenovo Tab M10 5G
  • Abyss Blue
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹20,999₹47,000
Buy now
32% OFF
Realme Pad 2
  • Imagination Grey
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹19,678₹28,999
Buy now
Honor Pad X9
  • Gray
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹16,998
Check details

The court eventually asked the Mumbai Police to file a Copyrights Violation Act against the Google CEO and five of his employees.

Google CEO faces case from Mumbai Police

The case come on the sidelines of Sundar Pichai getting awarded the Padma Bhushan alongside Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and 15 other awardees this year. Both Nadella and Pichai were awarded for their contribution to the world of trade and industry. 

The Film Director Suneel Darshan says in his complaint said that Google allowed unauthorised persons to upload his film 'Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha' on YouTube. He adds that he has not sold his film to anyone or released it yet. However, due to the illegal upload, it is currently online on YouTube and has already garnered a million views. 

Darshan also says that he complained to YouTube for the illegal upload of his film but the latter did not address the concerns . As a result, he was forced to take it up with the authorities.

In a statement to Bollywood Life, Darshan said, “I am not trying to gain publicity at all. I am only trying to put facts on record. I don’t intend anything more than that. As a filmmaker and a copyright owner, I have certain rights and when you mercilessly infringe them, then what should I do? I am a helpless person."

Follow HT Tech for the latest tech news and reviews , also keep up with us on ,Twitter, Facebook, , and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

First Published Date: 26 Jan, 18:01 IST
Tags:

Sale

Mobiles Tablets Laptops
40% OFF
Google Pixel 7 5G
  • Obsidian
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹59,990₹99,990
Buy now
40% OFF
Google Pixel 128GB
  • Black
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹59,990₹99,990
Buy now
40% OFF
Google Pixel 2 128GB
  • Kinda Blue
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹59,990₹99,990
Buy now
30% OFF
Google Pixel 5
  • Black
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹30,990₹43,999
Buy now
33% OFF
Xiaomi Pad 6
  • Mist Blue
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹26,999₹39,999
Buy now
32% OFF
Realme Pad 2
  • Imagination Grey
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹19,798₹28,999
Buy now
47% OFF
Lenovo Tab M9
  • Frost Blue
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB Storage
₹8,999₹17,000
Buy now
57% OFF
Honor Pad X8
  • Blue Hour
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB Storage
₹8,999₹20,999
Buy now
22% OFF
Acer Aspire 3 A315 24 NX KDESI 004 Laptop
  • Silver
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹33,490₹42,999
Buy now
21% OFF
Acer Swift Go SFG14 41 NX KG3SI 002 Laptop
  • Pure Silver
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹58,990₹74,999
Buy now
43% OFF
Acer Aspire 5 A515 57G Laptop
  • Gray
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹51,250₹89,990
Buy now
39% OFF
Asus VivoBook 15 X515JA BQ322WS Laptop
  • Transparent Silver
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹31,790₹51,990
Buy now
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS