Rozee.pk Gets Landmark Support From Court Against Rightjobs.pk for online copyright violations. Intellectual Property Tribunal Lahore has restrained rightjob.pk from displaying any job posting uploaded on rozee.pk. The officer of the tribunal also warned the ‘rightjobs.pk‘ not to copy and posts the job ads from ‘rozee.pk‘.
Rozee.pk Gets Landmark Support From Court Against Rightjobs.pk
Rozee.pk claims that rightjobs.pk has copied a series of jobs ads without its permission and the companies that posted jobs on rozee.pk. The management of rozee.pk also showed its satisfaction over intellectual property laws in Pakistan. They said it a landmark case in which rozee.pk has been awarded an ex-parte ad-interim injunction against “Rightjobs.pk“.
“Enforcing copyright protection of online content is a necessary step for the growth of Pakistan’s Internet eco-system,”
said Aamir Ibrahim, CEO of Mobilink.
However, over 20 companies submitted complaints against the infringement and acts of unfair competition by “Rightjobs.pk” for jobs that were posted on rozee.pk.
“ROZEE.PK puts great effort into protecting our job applicants by verifying the authenticity of all companies that post jobs on our website to safeguard their personal information,”
said Monis Rahman, CEO of ROZEE.PK.
“When jobs are copied from our site without permission by third party sites, candidates unknowingly share their personal information with unauthorized sources and the underlying companies never see their applications. We are committed to safeguarding our members’ personal information at all costs and are hopeful that this landmark injunction will serve as a precedent to prevent similar violations for other online publishers.”
The learned judge dictated ex-parte ad-interim injunctive order in this case in open Court, an extract of which is below: ”
the defendants are heavily restrained from displaying, offering, advertising any job posting made on plaintiff’s website ROZEE.PK. and not to copy and post the plaintiff’s job advertisements and its data on defendant/respondent’s website RIGHTJOB”
The court takes this an encouraging step to safeguard online copyrights and intellectual property in Pakistan. Moreover, this gesture will allow foreign investors to feel more secure when to invest in the country.