Delhi High Court Orders WhatsApp & Telegram To Expose Those Who Leaked Jawan Film

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Delhi High Court Orders WhatsApp & Telegram To Expose Those Who Leaked Jawan Film

Yuva Patrkaar : Red Chillies Entertainment yesterday moved the Delhi High Court against piracy of its blockbuster film Jawan, asking it to immediately suspend and deactivate WhatsApp groups and Telegram channels that were illegally sharing the film. After which the court also directed WhatsApp and Telegram as well as mobile network operators Airtel, Idea-Vodafone, Reliance Jio and BSNL to disclose customer information of the phone numbers operating these accounts, including the names and addresses of the users. , so that legal action can be taken.

The court has directed Meta Platforms Inc., the company that owns WhatsApp. That it take immediate action to wind up those groups being operated by individuals in India and abroad, which were identified by Red Chillies in its application. Pradeep Nimani, CFO, Red Chillies Entertainment, said, “Piracy is a huge issue plaguing our industry. To deal with this, we have hired many anti-piracy agencies and agents. Who are acting as users searching for pirated copies of the movie on WhatsApp, Telegram. And reporting on social media platforms and pirates helped us identify a person named Rohit Sharma and several others who were illegally circulating copies of the film.

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Red Chillies has also filed a police complaint against Rohit Sharma and other persons at Santa Cruz Police Station in Mumbai. Who are circulating copies of the film illegally. There is a possibility of police action in the coming days. After which there is also a possibility of arrest of the identified persons. The court passed a stringent order against Rohit Sharma, who was identified by Red Chillies for illegally selling copies of the film for nominal sums through WhatsApp. The court directed deactivation of his WhatsApp number and deletion of his WhatsApp group and Facebook and Instagram pages. Once identified, similar action is likely to be taken against administrators of other WhatsApp groups and Telegram channels.

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Following its order passed earlier this year in the 'John Doe' suit filed by Red Chillies, the Delhi High Court also directed the removal of some additional websites identified in the application, which were hosting pirated copies of the film. Red Chillies was represented in the Delhi High Court by senior advocate Rajashekhar Rao and advocate Nizam Pasha along with DSK Legal Partners Chandrima Mitra and Parag Khandar.

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Publish Date : September 20, 2023

Posted By Ravi Kumar

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