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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY-OYNI3DmM

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.

  1. Formal Email from SCS Channel to GKToday

A formal email requesting retraction was sent by SCS Channel to GKToday.

  1. 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epViEqzDOok

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUWwj7x_RmQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gNuLJTz9vA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iaGV8PBBUg

Current Status

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।

Comments

  • Prabhat
    Reply

    You have earned my respect ! 😊Hats off to you.

  • Priyanshi
    Reply

    Ur way of explaining is very good sir
    We r with you sir

  • Rahul
    Reply

    I m proud to be your follower

  • Saharsh Kumar
    Reply

    👏👏👏❤️

  • SHOBHNATH YADAV
    Reply

    Gktoday pdna sabke bas ki bat hi nhi h

  • Bikram
    Reply

    Sir your are great…we support Gktoday..sir.

  • Akshata
    Reply

    Love you sir

  • Santosh Kumar
    Reply

    Gktoday handled the entire situation in polite manner

  • HARSH
    Reply

    GK TODAY -This is to salute you, during this whole controversy you guys have kept your calm & also advise us i.e. your follower to not abuse or involve in this controversy.

    satyamev jayate!

  • Shikha
    Reply

    Gk today one of the best channel…. Simple explanations very helpful gk today thanksalot 😇

  • Ankit
    Reply

    I am proud to be your follower

  • Bijan Mahata
    Reply

    My teacher, who is a banker now, taught from gktoday & suggested me to follow it. Till then im following it & qualified many exams. Gktoday is one of the best resources for current affairs. SCS iske samne kuch v nhi. Also gktoday is the only reliable channel for non hindi background students. Thank you gktoday team for all your contributions.

  • Nargis
    Reply

    One of the best and useful channel…..Thanks a lot

  • Badboy
    Reply

    Sir we are and will always be with gktoday.And I am proud that we have got a mentor like u sir.

  • Amit Singh
    Reply

    Great Sir…✌️

  • Bhanupriya Bisht
    Reply

    I already sensed malice in mr gyan’s vdos…..trying to be a hero..Robinhood …gareebo ka masiha..in the end he is also the same money chaser.. !!

  • Sathi Santra
    Reply

    U people are great sir…issue pehle I even don’t know there was such a channel but after knowing all this controversy I just visited that channel nd I don’t want to disrespect any teacher but wo sir Jo nakhre Kar rahe the I was just laughing because if you are right then ap ko wo sab karne ki jarurat nhi thi… anyway lots of love & respect for gkt ✌️✌️✌️

  • Aman
    Reply

    Good reply gk today team… And hai scs channel need to understand the situation and realize their mistake 😡… And the same student who supports scs today , they will support gktoday team after some mature understanding…. And the request from scs team is that don’t instigate students to abuse teacher.. aaj agar gktoday walo ko abuse kar rahe hai to probably Kal tumko(scs) wale ko bhi kar sakte hai… So I request you to both gentleman to pls resolve your issue and maintain decorum education fraternity…
    Thanks 😊 &#Stay home to fight covid-19..

  • Bisontuskers
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    Vidya dadati vinayam…
    I tried to post comment on SCS channel regarding not to instigate the students, lekin tab samajh aaya ki desh me kitna easy hai kisi ko bhi bhadkaana. Bas emotional Kar Dena hai aur yeh log gaali par utar aate hai. Yeh log students nahi ho sakte.

    Appreciate the efforts of notifying all the updates on this issue. Best wishes

  • Arjun Bhatnagar
    Reply

    Sir we are proud on You
    Your content is so good as compared to scs
    The mob in scs is just new comers
    A sincere student only take knowledge from channel and can differentiate what is wrong or right
    Personally I like ur daily CA series that is awesome and so productive
    Thanks A lot sir for ur hard work…U make things easier for us..