Did Shemaroo just threaten us?

Did Shemaroo just threaten us for disputing their claim and showing it in our videos? They have an interesting take on events as well, don’t they? Can you say LYING?

On 3/31/2012 5:17 AM, Dina Castelino cc’d vinod@shemaroo.com, kalpana@shemaroo.com, ankita.m@shemaroo.com, tapolina.dutta@shemaroo.com, ‘Mansi’ , kaushik@shemaroo.com, ‘Kranti’ , ‘Jai Maroo’ wrote:
> Sir,
> Re: Your purported email dated 20/02/2012 at 8:26 PM
> 1) We have received your e-mail dated 20/02/2012 at 8:26 PM, in which you are alleging that you have sent several e-mails to us.
> 2) Please note that we have not received any of the emails except the above. Kindly inform us the ID on which you have sent alleged e-mails.
> 3) In fact, one of the importers of English Films in India has assigned us on an exclusive basis the YouTube rights for the film “Amazing Adventure” (hereinafter referred to as “Said Film”) vide a valid Agreement. On the basis of their representations and submissions, the Said Video was uploaded by us on the YouTube website.
> 4) As regards the Said Film, we would like to state that the Said Film and its every part is in Public Domain and thus anyone is entitled to use/exploit the same anywhere throughout the Whole World as per the existing Copyright Laws.
> 5) For your information, we are carrying on business of acquisition, production, post-production, distribution, exhibition and exploitation of films, tele-films, animation films etc in various languages on different platforms for more than 30 years. Our company is a reputed organization in the entertainment industry and has never been involved in any kind of dishonest, false, wrongful or fallacious claim/allegation.
> 6) In the above matter, you sent us an email on 20/02/2012 at 8.26 p.m. stating your query about films in the Public Domain. It is a standard practice of almost every organization/company to respond to queries and questions pertaining to their products within at least 5 to 7 days. However, it has come to our knowledge that you have uploaded a defamatory video titled “Shemaroo: Pirates of the Public Domain” on the YouTube website along with several other related videos containing defamatory statements and images about Shemaroo Entertainment Limited, a day prior to your email i.e. 19/02/2012. This proves that you have no interest in obtaining the truth or the facts of the matter; instead you have gone ahead and posted defamatory videos on the YouTube website to malign our reputation and goodwill in the media and entertainment industry.
> 7) The abovementioned videos uploaded by you on the YouTube are defamatory and damaging our reputation. It is your intentional act with malafide intention to lower down our dignity. These videos showcase negative and damaging information pertaining to our company and the use of content/clippings in your videos, such as Super K, Shilpa’s Yoga and others are misleading as we are the lawful Producer/Right Holder for the same, which kindly note.
> 8) This e-mail should be treated as a formal word of warning from us to remove/delete the videos uploaded by you on the YouTube website or anywhere else on the Internet. Other than the deletion of the defamatory videos, you must apologize for your behavior formally through the same medium/platforms where these defamatory videos were uploaded. Else, immediate legal action for Defamation, Libel, etc as per the laws prevailing in India shall follow and you shall thank your self for the same.
> Thanking you,
> Regards,
> Dina Castelino
> Executive – Legal Team
> http://www.shemaroo.com
> Shemaroo logo04-04-04

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