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Bengaluru Court Orders Twitter To Block Congress & Bharat Jodo Yatra Handles

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Source- Livemint

A Bengaluru court on Monday directed Twitter to temporarily block the accounts of Congress party and Bharat Jodo Yatra for allegedly infringing the statutory copyright owned by MRT Music by illegally using sound recordings of the film KGF Chapter-2.

The Twitter handles are ‘@INCIndia’ and ‘@BharatJodo’. Also, the court ordered the removal of three tweets posted by the party. The court action came following a complaint filed by MRT Music, a Bengaluru-based music label, which had accused the Congress of using songs from super-hit film KGF 2 in one of the videos of the Bharat Jodo Yatra featuring Rahul Gandhi.


Rahul Gandhi

Source- India Today


It is alleged that its copyright has been infringed upon and sought a permanent injunction against the INC and its leaders from using its copyrighted music. The FIR was registered at the Yashwanthpur police station under the provisions of the Copyright Act, the Information Technology Act and the Indian Penal Code against Gandhi, Jairam Ramesh and Supriya Shrinate. The complaint was lodged by M Naveen Kumar, who manages MRT music, which owns the copyright to KGF-2 songs.

“These prima facie materials available before this court at this stage establishes that if same is encouraged plaintiff who is in the business of acquiring cinematography films, songs, music albums etc., will be put to irreparable injury and further the same leads to encouraging the piracy at large (sic),” the court noted. The Court agreed and appointed an administrator of its computer section as local commissioner to visit the defendants’ accounts, conduct an electronic audit and preserve infringing materials available.

The court also appointed a commissioner to audit and preserve the evidence on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube.

“We have read on social media about an adverse order from a Bengaluru court against INC & BJY SM handles. We were neither made aware of nor present at court proceedings. No copy of the order has been received. We are pursuing all the legal remedies at our disposal,” the Congress’s official handle tweeted.

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