by Satrajit Sen
Idealake Information Technologies, which had earlier developed the official website of the Hindi movie My Name Is Khan, has accused Percept Knorigin, the digital media company that has developed the official website of the movie Bumm Bumm Bole, of copying the code of MyNameIsKhanTheFilm.com to develop BummBummBole.com. Bumm Bumm Bole hit the screens nationwide on May 14, 2010.
According to Idealake, the look and feel of MyNameIsKhanTheFilm.com and BummBummBole.com appear to be very similar to each other and even the navigation tabs are almost the same. Also, the footer of both the websites appear to be pretty close with the name of the cast and crew written in closely matching fonts.
â€œThis is not inspiration rather, this is a simple copy and the company even has the audacity to name it as their own work. I am not sure about what the compulsion they had but it brings a lot of disrespect to the industry we are working in where a bigger player copies the work of a smaller player,â€ Viraj Sawant, CEO, Idealake Information Technologies, told AlooTechie,
Viraj Sawant further said that his company wants an apology from Percept Knorigin and a change in the code structure of BummBummBole.com. â€œMNIK is still running across all parts of the world and I owe this to my client. We donâ€™t want people to feel that we have copied some other websiteâ€™s code,â€ Sawant added.
When AlooTechie contacted Viraj Malik, CEO, Percept Knorigin, to know his comment on the accusation, Malik said, â€œPercept Pictures (producer of the Bumm Bumm Bole film) actually asked us to develop a website with similar kind of navigation and as far as my knowledge goes, we have not copied any code from any website. But still, if anybody can send some credible evidences that state us guilty, we are prepared to take and face appropriate action.â€
Percept Knorigin accused of copying MNIK website code to build BummBummBole.com
by Satrajit Sen