No copyright violation by KBC, says Delhi HC
The television quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati’s sit-at-home play along concept (Darshak Banenga Khilaadi) is not a violation of Copyright Act, ruled the Delhi high court while dismissing the plea of the creators of the concept called ‘Jeeto Unlimited’ which claimed that their concept was being infringed.
“The Appellants have a registered copyright for a concept called Jeeto Unlimited (“Jeeto”). Jeeto entails an arrangement whereby home viewers of a quiz show are able to participate live in a quiz show. These home viewers are allowed to answer the same questions that are put to the contestants participating in the show and are rewarded for the correct answer based on the reward for the correct answer for the contestants participating in the TV show.”
Justice Mehta arrived at the conclusion that the Appellant’s copyright had not been violated.
Source: SpicyIp, India today.in