Thursday, November 1, 2012

Snippet: Complaint filed against Yash Raj Films in the Competition Commission

Reportedly, actor-cum-producer Ajay Devgn, has filed a complaint against Yash Raj Films in the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for abusing its dominant position in Bollywood to prevent the release of Ajay’s film Son of Sardar on the eve of Diwali.

I’ll keep the readers updated on this development. I thank Ms.Sneha Jain for bringing this news report to my attention.

1 comment:

  1. Sadly, CCI rejected what would have been a very interesting case sir..
    and according to me, its wrong.. there atleast wasa valid cause of action for the matter to be taken up for enquiry by CCI.

    i commented about it here:

    and I am repeating it here again:

    This is ridiculous..The statements of distributors clearly prove that they were forced to agree to show JTHJ if they wanted to show Ek Tha Tiger n August, when no other Mega Movie was being screened. To prevent any loss at that time, they had to agree and such agreements clearly fall under the purview of exclusive dealing and bundled agreements, violative of Section 3 of the Competition Act.
    Specifically speaking they can be brought under the category of "tie-in arrangements" or "exclusive distribution agreement" clearly banned under Sub-Section 4 of Section 3 of the Competition Act, 2002.
    Please note that Explanation (a) says: "tie-in arrangement" includes any agreement requiring a purchaser of goods, as a condition of such purchase, to purchase some other goods; which was the actual case here wherein YRF made the distributors buy ETT on condition that they would buy JBTJ also.

    My summmary: GO FOR APPEAL
    and in case the case was filed under Abuse of Dominant position, modify it plz!