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Temporarily block Congress party’s account, Bengaluru court orders Twitter

The ruling came over using the music of KGF Chapter-2 during the Bharat Jodo Yatra

Temporarily block Congress party’s account, Bengaluru court orders Twitter

A local court in Karnataka’s Bengaluru has ordered the micro-blogging giant Twitter to temporarily block the official account of the Congress Party, news agency ANI tweeted on Monday evening. According to the news agency, the court’s ruling came against the Congress party for copyright violation. The party has been held guilty for ‘illegally’ using the sound records of Kannada superhit film KGF- Chapter 2.

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The court also says that along with the Congress, the Twitter account of Bharat Jodo Yatra shall also be blocked for the time being. The FIR was filed against Rahul Gandhi, Supriya Shrinate and Jairam Ramesh at the Yeshwanthpur Police Station after the complaint by MRT music, the news agency said.

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“Plaintiff has specifically produced CD showing the side by side file i.e., original version of his copyrighted work with that of the illegally synchronised version. These prima facie materials available before this court at this stage establish that if same is encouraged, plaintiff who is in the business of acquiring cinematography films, songs, music albums… will be put to irreparable injury and further same leads to encouraging the piracy at large,” the court said in its order.

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

(With inputs from PTI)

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First published on: 07-11-2022 at 20:08 IST