Copyright Storytelling CaseMany times failure in the struggle of life breaks expectations and pushes a person into despair. At such a time, to help them jump into the battle of life again and win, many online platforms create such storytelling content which changes their perspective of life. Two such favorite platforms in India are Humans of Bombay (HoB-Hub) and People of India (PoI-Poi). Of these, recently Hub has served a copyright notice to Poe. A war has broken out on social media platform X over this.
Especially since Brandon Stanton, founder of America’s famous storytelling platform Humans of New York (HoNY), has jumped into this controversy. Expressing disappointment over Hub’s legal notice, he has indicated that Hub has also been continuously copying the contents of Humans of New York. He said, ‘You cannot give notice to anyone else for what I have always remained silent about and forgiven you.’
what brandon said
Brandon, 39, took to Twitter on Saturday (September 23), tagging Humans of Bombay, and wrote, “You can’t sue someone else for doing the same thing I’ve always forgiven you for.” Can. I always remained silent after seeing this (my content being copied) because I think Humans of Bombay shares inspiring stories. I also know that by doing this he earns a huge amount from monetization. But you can’t sue someone else for doing the same.”
what is the matter
In fact, recently Hub has filed a lawsuit against Poe accusing him of copyright infringement. In this, Hub has claimed that Poe copied its content and published it exactly. A notice was issued to Poi on September 18 on the case filed in the Delhi High Court. While hearing the case, Justice Pratibha Singh said that copyright infringement has taken place. The pictures are also the same. The next hearing is to be held on October 11.
People told lies on social media
Karishma Mehta started the hub in 2014. This is a very favorite website among people for publishing motivational stories in its unique way. Meanwhile, Brandon’s post has attracted the attention of many social media users. One user wrote, “Karishma Mehta, you should not do this at all. Withdraw the case. You copied Humans of New York, but they were kind, they gave you the freedom to do that. You should also behave like this with others.”
It is written elsewhere that Hub also does not share its content but copies Humans of New York. And it is shameful that it gives legal notice to others to do the same.” A third user wrote, “It is audacity of Karishma Mehta to earn money by copying other’s content and suing someone else for doing the same. This is the dark thing under the lamp.
However, Hub has responded to Brandon’s tweet. He has said that before making allegations in such a case, Humans of New York should tell what Humans of Bombay has copied from them. Hub has said that our capability is being attacked without understanding the matter. Storytelling should be original. We have faith in the justice system of India and are requesting patience to wait for the court’s decision.
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