Percept Knorigin accused of copying MNIK website code to build BummBummBole.com

Created on: 05/14/2010 - 13:12

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.



“This 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,” 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. “MNIK is still running across all parts of the world and I owe this to my client. We don’t want people to feel that we have copied some other website’s code,” Sawant added.



When AlooTechie contacted Viraj Malik, CEO, Percept Knorigin, to know his comment on the accusation, Malik said, “Percept 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.”


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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

MNIK released in Feb 2010...obviously the site was made earlier than that...

Bum Bum Bole launched only post that. Who is details of the domain says it all-
Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: BUMMBUMMBOLE.COM
Created on: 11-Mar-10
Expires on: 11-Mar-11
Last Updated on: 15-Mar-10

Administrative Contact:
Malik, Viraj virajmalik@gmail.com
Percept Knorigin Solutions Pvt Ltd.
C 1201 Mantri Sarovar
HSR Layout
Bangalore, Karnataka 560034
India
918025833273

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Good one.. they have removed the code now.. how stupid & idiotic can they be.. their creative director should go

Submitted by Nagesh Pai on

Even a kid can tell that the site is copied.

Do a "View source" of both the home pages.. You will notice that Percept Knorigin has not even had the courtesy to change the comments!!

Atleast they must fine tune their art of copying!! Shame on that

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

this is called trial by media, I dont think its making a very tasteful news, accusations are being made and settled here too..If Idealake is so sure about this, they should officially escalate the matters ... and if need be drag them to court....., there are much more serious issues on internet like music, video piracy, there are dot coms like Guruji which specialise in finding pirated music and seriously break law which get funded by tier-1 VC's, the CEO's of Guruji even get arrested. This looks like a personal vendatta, probably this debate should end if idea lake this matter to court if the evidence is so serious and intellectual property so valuable.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

They copy all thing from other, they even did a copy off from ixigo, when they were to partner with them, same is with many site they make. many client site are code that should be paid for, hacked into on platform like word press, jomla drupal even. this company not paid publisher as yet and salary is late also. any one leave company get settlement very late i heard.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Gosh, utter shamelessness. Idealake should sue Percept Knorigin for a huge amount, so that this so-called big shot really get a big slap on its face.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Never heard of websites being copied? Which world are you living in?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Percept knorigin CHOR HAI
WebSite CHOR.......

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Instead of getting after mr. malik, why don't we question the so-called creative director at percept knorigin and even the HR there for having such a 'great team'...

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

This is ridiculous.We hear about people copying an entire movie story or song( and they deny also )...but never heard about somebody copying an website. How come a reputed company do this? Percept Knorigin should apologize.

Both websites look exactly similar,what other proof is needed..how can people copy some others creative work.

No doubt it's a copy of My Name is Khan website !! Even a kid can make it out. If they call this an "inspiration", I think the creators of BummBummBole.com need to have re-look at the english dictionary.

.........What a pity !!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

this is called trial by media, I dont think its making a very tasteful news, accusations are being made and settled here too..If Idealake is so sure about this, they should officially escalate the matters ... and if need be drag them to court....., there are much more serious issues on internet like music, video piracy, there are dot coms like Guruji which specialise in finding pirated music and seriously break law which get funded by tier-1 VC's, the CEO's of Guruji even get arrested. This looks like a personal vendatta, probably this debate should end if idea lake this matter to court if the evidence is so serious and intellectual property so valuable.
They copy all thing from other, they even did a copy off from ixigo, when they were to partner with them, same is with many site they make. many client site are code that should be paid for, hacked into on platform like word press, jomla drupal even. this company not paid publisher as yet and salary is late also. any one leave company get settlement very late i heard.
Even a kid can tell that the site is copied.

Do a "View source" of both the home pages.. You will notice that Percept Knorigin has not even had the courtesy to change the comments!!

Atleast they must fine tune their art of copying!! Shame on that

This is news!!. Always heard of people copying songs, music, scripts, ideas, story, ( read everything actually ) but never heard of websites being copied.

Common!!! Web Designers can do better!!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

better mind your words... KNow more about idealake and its credentials, its clients.. then make your comments. Idealake is a low profile but having impeccable track record for movie websites...

This is news!!. Always heard of people copying songs, music, scripts, ideas, story, ( read everything actually ) but never heard of websites being copied.

Common!!! Web Designers can do better!!!

Haha, this is too much of a copy work.. They didn't even change the comments and the Google codes.. Heights.. and they are so dumb that the comments and codes are still there on the site even after so much of news.. Haha.. Serious copy, and serious shame..

Are aese logo ko fansi pe chadha dena chiye
sale copy karte he
mera mano to google me coplen kardo
copy right valo ko
adsense nahi milti
aur uss par ban bhi lag jata he

Are aese logo ko fansi pe chadha dena chiye
sale copy karte he
mera mano to google me coplen kardo
copy right valo ko
adsense nahi milti
aur uss par ban bhi lag jata he

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