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Ktka HC issues notice on contempt plea against Cong leaders

By Lawstreet News Network      Dec 04, 2022      0 Comments      285 Views
Ktka HC issues notice on contempt plea against Cong leaders

The Karnataka High Court has on Friday issued notices to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and others in a contempt petition filed by a music company, MRT Music, for unauthorised use of a soundtrack (song) from the movie KGF Chapter 2, even after the assurance given to the court.

Acting on the plea by the company, the copyright holder of the music, a bench led by Chief Justice Prasanna B Varale sought a response from senior Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Jairam Ramesh and in charge of communication, publicity and media and Supriya Shrinate, chairperson of social media and digital platforms.

The court posted the matter for consideration on January 12, 2023.

In its plea, the company said that on November 7, 2022, a civil court had passed a temporary injunction order directing Twitter to take down three tweets posted from the party’s handle @INCIndia and also to block the social media handles @INCIndia and @BharatJodo.

On the next day, on a plea by the INC, the high court had set aside the order, with the condition that the party would remove the content from its social media platforms, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

In its petition, the company claimed that the social media handles on the mobile applications disclosed that the accused persons have further distributed the sound recordings to the public by synchronising the video played to the sound recording ‘Rana Dheera’ from KGF Chapter 2.

MRT Music had sought a decree of permanent injunction against Congress and its leaders.

In the previous proceedings, the high court had sent back the matter back to the civil court. The high court had said the order passed by it will not come in the way of the MRT Music's proceedings with its suit over alleged copyright violation.

Karnataka High CourtCongress Leader Rahul Gandhi Rahul GandhiMusic CompanyMRT MusicKGF Chapter 2Chief Justice Prasanna B VaraleJairam RameshSupriya ShrinateDigital PlatformINC IndiaTwitterFacebookYouTubeInstagramBharat JodoRana DheeraMRT MusicCopyright Violation
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