UWatchFree is owned by Pushpak Media Pvt. Ltd., a massive online aggregation portal based in India, that was founded by Sajid A. Chinoy. Pushpak Media Pvt.Ltd has previously faced legal issues for violating the Copyright Act of India. They were sued in the year 2000 by J & J Productions Inc. for sharing pirated content. In 2002, Pushpak Media Pvt.Ltd. reached a settlement with J & J Productions, Inc. and paid a $5.5 million to settle the matter. However, Pushpak Media Pvt.Ltd. has not paid these monies to date.
When the UWatchFree website was first launched, it was a popular torrent website cataloguing a large number of Hindi movies. Coursera Digital Ltd., the company that owns this website, is a specialty website-based media company that was launched in 2012. Coursera Digital sells companion content such as tutorials, school notes, and games for the benefit of educators. The company operates under the business name Coursera Inc.
"This is just the latest of many questionable moves by Coursera Digital in an effort to profit off Coursera content. In recent months Coursera has been moving to change the rights-holding entity of all their Coursera-branded assets to Coursera, Inc. quietly and quietly ignoring the rights of Coursera Limited. Coursera Limited has years’ upon years of experience making and defending content available on their websites," said John Mitchell, co-founder of Coursera Limited. d2c66b5586