POPS claims $15 million compensation from FPT Television

10:20 | 29/05/2019
FPT Television may have to issue a compensation of $15 million to local multi-media company POPS which accused it of illegally distributing more than 1,800 videos of the company.
pops claims 15 million compensation from fpt television
FPT Television has been accused of violating POPS' copyrights on its cable television

According to the POPS’ representative, the compensation is equivalent to the damage it has suffered from the illegal distribution by FPT Television. “We are working with authorities to protect the rights of POPS and our partners,” said the representative.

In April POPS filed a lawsuit against FPT Television at the District 1 People’s Court (Ho Chi Minh City). Accordingly, the company claims FPT has seriously violated its intellectual property rights by distributing its video content.

POPS accused FPT Television of purposefully and illegally distributing 303 videos of POPS and 1,500 videos of its partners for monetary gain.

Responding to the accusation, the representative of FPT Television claimed that the firm has not violated POPS' copyrights. He added that the evidence POPS submitted to the court are unfounded and inconclusive. At the time when POPS filed the lawsuit, FPT Television was showing no products of POPS at all.

“FPT Television has been trying to meet and discuss with POPS, but our advances were unmet three times so far. The firm has been unwilling to co-operate and has been using the media to force us to pay significant compensation,” said the representative.

More importantly, during checks conducted by FPT Television, it occurred that POPS was in fact violating the copyrights of FPT Television by distributing the music video Tam su voi anh by singer Hoang Nha Vy. FPT Telecom granted authority to its lawyers who sent a letter requiring POPS to clarify the issue.

However, the representative of POPS stated that singer Hoang Nha Vy authorised the company to use and distribute the song.

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