Telegram Ordered to Share Data of Copyright Offenders by Indian Court


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Apr 23, 2022
Following the August 30 ruling that stated Indian courts could order a messaging app to reveal infringers' information, Telegram made names of admins, their cellphone numbers, and IP addresses of the channels public (1). These channels are accused of sharing study materials for various competitive exams created by Campus Private Limited and its instructor Neetu Singh without authorization.

The names of the administrators, the phone numbers, and the IP addresses of some of the channels that are accessible through Telegram have been provided, according to Justice Prathiba M. Singh's ruling of November 24.
"With the express instruction that neither the Plaintiffs nor their counsel shall reveal the aforementioned data to any third party, except for the purposes of the current proceedings, let a copy of the said data be delivered to lead Counsel for Plaintiffs. In order to achieve this, disclosure to governmental authorities or the police is permitted, "The court stated
The court ordered the Registry to keep the data in a sealed cover and took Telegram's affidavit and the chart carrying the data into consideration.

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