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Clear proof that the nasty “Professor” Rajiv Malhotra doesn’t own copyright to the Nithyananda video

Following my blog post here, I’ve been sent a link to the original full video which is on Nithyananda Youtube channel!

The extract that I had found on the internet and posted on my channel is from roughly 2 hours 7 minutes 50 seconds (7670 seconds) onwards up to 2 hours 13 minutes 45 seconds (8025 seconds).

So now you can see the Clown “Professor” Rajiv Malhotra with his clown “guru” Nithyananda on Nithyananda’s own youtube site. Click below to get the relevant section:

So obviously, the copyright claim made by Rajiv Malhotra is FALSE. The video is copyright by Nityananda (indeed, the original video starts with a copyright notice to that effect).

Two things about Nithyananda:

  1. First, why has Rajiv Malhotra not issued a copyright violation notice to Nithayanda if his Infinity Foundation owns the copyright? Go ahead Rajiv, get this original video out from the Nithayanda’s youtube channel if you dare. Your stupidity is permanently available for posterity on that channel.
  2. Ssecond, as far as I know, Nithyananda doesn’t bother about his videos being used as part of comedy, e.g: this one which has received 1.5 million hits and Nithyananda is mocked (as he rightly should).

So in addition to all the stupid things this man Rajiv Malhotra has done, he has now committed a FRAUD – by fraudulently claiming that he owns copyright to this video.

I once again challenge him to prove that he or his Infinity Foundation owns copyright to this Nityananda video.

Moreover, the video that I had found on the internet is merely a short snippet of the much longer video – which suggests that fair use would apply – even if Nityananda were to make a claim. More so since Malhotra is now a public figure (a “professor”) and subject to much greater scrutiny in the public interest than he was before.

The version I had posted was a mere 3 MB and 2 minutes odd, optimised for Whatsapp. Clearly someone has been sharing this video widely across Whatsapp for a couple of years – the video was uploaded in December 2016. I did find the version on my computer and is available here.

 

AND FURTHER: THIS:
Now the MaximBady is taking Rajiv Malhotra to the cleaners.
 

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Scoundrel Rajiv Malhotra uses chicanery to take down the “clown” video with Nityananda

Today I received a “copyright strike” from Rajiv Malhotra’s Infinity Foundation.  Youtube is also forcing me to take a “copyright school”. This is pretty shocking. I wasn’t aware that it is so easy to game Youtube. I’ll keep a copy of any of all my Youtube videos for the future. This video was also circulated by theprint.in here.

As far as I know the video had received over 13,000 hits – and was attracting a large number of comments each day.

SOURCE: I got the video through this tweet from Richard Fox. However, the link he provided is also no longer working. Clearly the Malhotra magic has worked to wipe out even that record. [Note: the image below is not a working video, just an image]

 

Four issues now:

  1. HAS MALHOTRA USED FRAUDULENT METHODS IN THIS CASE??

From what I can deduce, the video was NOT Rajiv Malhotra’s (or Infinity Foundations!) own property. It was made at a Nityananda’s event. The copyright claim should have come from Nityananda – if at all he had any claim – noting that his videos are widely available on the internet and being a “guru” it is in his interest to circulate his videos widely.

I ask Infinity Foundation to prove that this video was CREATED BY INFINITY FOUNDATION. ELSE THE FOUNDATION WOULD BE GUILTY OF FRAUD. Show me the original agreement with Nityanand that the copyright of that event would belong to Infinity Foundation.

2. AFRAID OF WHAT HE HIMSELF SAID?

That video which he got Youtube to remove merely showed he was an utter fool. Now he is seen also to be a scoundrel, afraid of what he said becoming public.

The “great man” is a petty coward. He has used a fake “copyright” notice to take down his video. Such mortal fear the man has of what he himself said becoming known to the rest of the world.

3. FAIR USE

Even if the video is copyright by Infinity Foundation, the tiny extract that was on my channel would have been covered under the fair use policy. If I had time and money and inclination, I’d have taken this matter to court. That would have made this video and the man’s folly even more well know. But the man is a nobody so I’ll move on, except for publishing his video once I find it.

4. PUBLIC INTEREST

Now that Rajiv Malhotra is occupying a formal role in a government funded institute (JNU) it is crucial that students and faculty alike all over the world are aware of his antics. It is crucial that this video be made widely available in the public interest.

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THE SCOUNDREL MUST NOT BE SO EASILY ABLE TO HIDE FROM WHAT HE SAID!!  If  anyone has a copy of that video, please send it to me and I’ll upload directly on my blog.

 

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Sanjay Sonawani takes on Rajiv Dixit’s false claims that have badly harmed India

I just chanced up on Sanjay Sonawani’s video on Rajiv Dixit that he made a few days ago. Apparently he has made another video earlier, as well.

I think it is a good thing to take on Rajiv Dixit’s harmful legacy and try to bring sense to India. Will it succeed? I think so. Ultimately, everyone who follows Rajiv Dixit will realise he has been badly fooled. In particular, if people follow some of Rajiv Dixit’s health advice (particularly if they have cancer), it is quite likely they will end up dead.

I’m linking these videos below, and will also link them to a couple of my articles on Rajiv Dixit.

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Socialist Cuba is VERY similar to what India was before liberalisation: SHORTAGES of everything

This is an extract from a delighful Netflix documentary Cuba and the Cameraman.

A great people, the Cubans, but led by Fidel the Fool into poverty ever since his 1959 take over of Cuba.

Sadly, his predecessor Batista was a classic example of a corrupt crony capitalist so the people were frustrated. But socialism totally destroyed whatever potential was there in Cuba. From one of the richest nations in the world it plunged into one of the poorest in decades.

A short extract below.

 

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