Netflix & Pulse Films Get Legal Letter About Copyright Breach On Documentary ‘Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator’

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Netflix & Pulse Films Get Legal Letter About Copyright Breach On Documentary ‘Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator’
Exclusive: Netflix and Pulse Films have been served with a legal letter about a breach of copyright on Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator, their documentary on the downfall of hot yoga founder Bikram Choudhury.

Martha Engel, a trademark attorney at law firm Marjen, has written to the companies on behalf of Ghosh’s Yoga College, a yoga school in Kolkata, India, linked to Bishnu Charan Ghosh, a yoga master who trained Choudhury.

Ghosh’s Yoga College argued that images from Ghosh pamphlet Yoga Cure and book Calcutta Yoga were used without permission in Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator. The college has demanded Pulse Films removes the images from the film and issues a public apology.

The legal letter, seen by Deadline, said Ghosh’s Yoga College ambassador Ida Pajunen and two of her colleagues are “the only individuals in the world who have been granted permission by Gyc to use images from the Yoga Cure pamphlet.
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