Tinsukia Man arrested for copyright violation of Assamese books, novels

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Writer Rita Chowdhury demands strict punishment for the accused involved in the crime
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Guwahati: The Pan Bazar police on Monday arrested a man from Tinsukia for allegedly ‘pirating’ more than 5000 Assamese books including Novels without the prior consent of the original writers.

The books are available in PDF format.

Based on a complaint lodged by the members of the All Assam Publishers & Book Sellers Association, one Montu Deka has been arrested by the Pan Bazar police for breaching provisions of the Copyright Act.

Writer Rita Chowdhury demands strict punishment for the accused involved in the crime.

“A larger network could be engaged in this crime,” said Rita Chowdhury while speaking to the media.

It may be mentioned that a website named ‘Digital Tinsukia’ created by Montu Deka claimed that the basic objective of sharing e-books and novels in the public domain was to attract the readers for reading Assamese books and share invaluable writings of legendary writers of Assamese Literature.

The website developer also mentioned saying, “If anyone has any objection or wants to remove any book or any type of copyright issue then please contact the below email, as soon as possible we will remove the e-book from this blog. These books are currently not available in the market and are at least 10 years old. The only aim of publishing Assamese e-book links on this website is to create a trend of e-reading in the Assamese. I don’t want to harm the Assamese publication industry and I am not selling these books.”

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