Karnataka HC sets aside court order blocking Cong, Bharat Jodo Yatra Twitter accounts

Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court Tuesday set aside an order of a civil court that had directed Twitter to temporarily block handles of Indian National Congress (INC) and its mass movement Bharat Jodo Yatra in connection with a copyright infringement suit.

The latest development came a day after the civil court in Bengaluru issued a temporary injunction on the official Congress Twitter accounts in the copyright infringement suit initiated by MRT Music for alleged unauthorised usage of the music from the blockbuster Kannada film ‘KGF-2’ during the Bharat Jodo Yatra.

The court in its ex parte order ruled that the prima facie material produced before the court by MRT Music indicated that the firm could undergo “irreparable injury”. The court said Congress “is directed to remove and take down the links from its platform till further orders”. It further ordered the blocking of two Twitter accounts.

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