ARPS Asks Flipkart to Block Sellers Selling Copyrighted Products

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Flipkart is again in news and this time for selling Copyrighted Products on its marketplace. Sanjay Gupta, volunteer at Artists Rights Protection Society, started a petition at Change.org and asked flipkart to Ban 24 sellers selling copyright infringed products. He also asked Flipkart to distribute the profits with authentic owners of the design to restore the trust in Flipkart.

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Within the few hours of filing this petition, Flipkart came into action. Flipkart has blocked these 24 sellers who are selling Wallpapers, laptop skins and other products based on the design copied from the Internet. Later, ARPS asked the action against 15 more sellers selling copyright infringed products on Flipkart.

Due to the number of sellers, it is not easy for a company to make sure that none of the sellers are selling such products. But this is something which needs to be cased. These kinds of sellers may spoil the brand value and generate revenue from the work of the some other person.

“Our Mission is to stimulate and support the visual artists and prevent their artwork from getting stolen in today’s digital world where it has been increasingly become a serious concern,” ARPS noted on its official website.

ARPS (Artists Right Protection Society) is an NGO and was founded back in 2010. It represents visual artists and aims to protect their work and Intellectual Property Rights. It

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