MoserBaer has sued SeventyMM for Rs. 50 Crores/ lawsuit for ‘violating’ its ‘sole and exclusive video rental rights’.
In its petition, Moser Baer, which has around 10,694 film titles, alleged that Seventymm Services — which provides DVDs on rent and online downloading of movies — was offering films without any authority, as it (Moser Baer) has the sole right to distribute to "third parties and their members".
Moser Baer further said that Seventymm was offering some popular Bollywood movies for which it (Moser Baer) has acquired "sole and exclusive video rental rights". The titles are Jab We Met, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Yuva, Shaurya, 36 China Town, Garam Masala, Hungama, Halla Bol, Apna Sapna Money Money etc. – source
Does this mean that apart from MoserBaer, nobody else can rent videos (for video rental rights owned)? In that case, is MoserBaer really working on it’s operations to ensure that the vides that they own are available legally as well?