Update on Copyright Issue with SCS
This is a further official statement by GKToday on the recent controversy between GKToday and SCS Channel. The complete statement is also published on GKToday website on this link.
The entire controversy between the two was for total five videos. We reported only one of them, keeping in view each and every consequence that may happen. The one video we reported has the below url:
We have already mentioned, that the issue could be amicably resolved by Mr. Gyan by just sending a mail in a respectable manner. Instigating the followers for mass attack and spreading abuses was actually unnecessary and ineffective and included a defamation angle also in the controversy.
Since the other side has shrewdly played victim card and releasing frequent audio and video statements to instigate his followers (innocent students turned into an ineffective mob) rate down our app and channel; it becomes very important for us to put the facts in public on any further progress or action.
Blockage in Communication
Publishing the personal email address and mobile number of our founder created an instant mass influx of emails and calls at his phone due to which communication got blocked. However, Mr. Soni did not block Mr. Gyan to communicate and thus, a communication between Mr. Soni and Mr. Gyan happened.
Actions Taken by SCS Channel
Following the communication, below two actions were taken by SCS Channel.
- Formal Email from SCS Channel to GKToday
A formal email requesting retraction was sent by SCS Channel to GKToday.
- Removal of Controversial Videos
As mentioned above, there were total five videos around which the entire controversy was there. The SCS channel has removed the following four videos from their channel.
This entire controversy was a matter of few hours and a sane communication between two responsible persons. Anyways, based on the above two actions, GKToday has decided to retract the copyright on the video in question by sending a formal mail to YouTube in next 48 hours after due consultation because this issue had involved defamation, threats and abuses etc. also. Meanwhile, we would suggest the other side to not to release new audio-video statements because any further new audio/video statement needs to be analyzed and will further delay resolution. However, they may release statement of amicable solution if they want to do so prior or after we have initiated retraction.
How retraction happens?
The retraction is initiated once a formal email is sent to YouTube. YouTube generally takes around 10-15 days to take action.
A message to GKToday followers
We thank you very much for staying calm and sane in GKToday’s community on YouTube and website. This controversy has unnecessarily tried to defame and abuse our founder Mr. Soni, who had stopped writing in 2018 after which he is not very active on website or channel or app. Most routine things are taken care of by team under his direction. He does not look into day-today operations of the website / channel / app and could be easily reached by his phone, which this mob has temporarily blocked.
A message to abusing SCS Subscribers
आप सब ने मिल कर पिछले तीन चार दिन में बहुत घमासान मचाया लेकिन यह काम उसी तरीके से हुआ जिस तरीके से इसको होना चाहिए था। और इसका साफ साफ मतलब यह है की अगर भीड़ को भड़काने से app की रेटिंग कम होती तो इस दुनिया में सिर्फ वो ही जीते जिनके पास आप जैसे लोगो की भीड़ है। लेकिन आप यह समझ लें की आप भीड़ हो और भीड़ से ज्यादा कुछ नहीं हो। एक तरफ आप को उकसा कर के हमको गालियां दिलवाई गयी जबकि दूसरी तरफ ये मुद्दा वैसे ही सुलझाया जा रहा था जैसे उसको सुलझाना चाहिए था। GKToday 10 साल से चल रहा है और आगे भी ऐसे ही चलता रहेगा लेकिन भीड़ की गाली एवं धमकियों से GKToday को न फरक पड़ा है और ना पड़ेगा।