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MouthShut.com’s Tally: Over 790 Takedown Notices, 240 Legal Notices, 11 Court Cases

Reviews website MouthShut.com has, so far, received over 790 takedown notices, 240 legal notices, and has 11 court cases registered against it, its founder Faisal Farooqui revealed at a discussion on the ‘The Internet We Want‘ discussion organized by the Software Freedom Law Centre. The company gets notices from Cyber Crime Cells across the country, among which, as per Farooqui, the Gurgaon Cyber Crime cell is particularly active, and many Cyber Crime cell notices cite section 91 of the CRPC. Sometimes MouthShut would just get phone calls, and in other cases, it would get notices on official letterheads. There was a time when a sub inspector from the Bangalore Cybercrime, would call the company every day, Farooqui said. "Why am I going to the Supreme court? We said we need protection from people like Kumar Builders. Kumar Builders, Farooqui said, sent MouthShut a legal notice…

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