Update, 11/11/2022 at 10:22 am: A division Bench of the Karnataka High Court set aside a Bengaluru civil court's orders directing Twitter to temporarily block the Twitter handles of the Indian National Congress and Bharat Jodo Yatra, reported Scroll. The civil court was acting on a petition filed by MRT Music, which alleged that the party had illegally used music from KGF 2 in its promotional videos. The civil court also ordered Twitter to take down three tweets allegedly infringing MRT's copyright. "Shutting out" the accounts is "punitive action", remarked Justices G. Narendar and P.N. Desai. “You direct them to preserve the evidence, that is fine.” Appearing for the Congress, Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi argued that taking down the violative tweets was sufficient, questioning the need to block the accounts wholesale. The music label may have an "ulterior motive" given its petition to block the Congress and Bharat Jodo handles, argued Singhvi. Singhvi also questioned the civil court's urgent passing of the blocking order without issuing notice to Congress. "It is mandatory to order notice unless you record emergent reason under Order 39 Rule 3. This has been interpreted recently," said Singhvi. The Congress had earlier tweeted that it was neither aware of nor present at the civil court proceedings when the order was passed. Singhvi further clarified that there was no commercial intent behind the video and that the music was used inadvertently. The High Court was to hear MRT's petition challenging the maintainability of the Congress' application on Wednesday. Original…
Twitter Directed By Bengaluru Court to Block Congress Accounts Over Copyright Claims
A Bengaluru civil court ordered Twitter to temporarily block handles of the Congress over copyright complaints for using music from “KGF 2”
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