K'taka HC issues contempt notice to Rahul Gandhi in KGF-2 music copyright case

Bengaluru, Dec 2 (IANS): Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Jairam Ramesh and Supriya Shrinate have been issued contempt notice by the Karnataka High Court in a copyright violation case pertaining to music from the movie 'KGF - Chapter 2'.

The order was passed on Friday by a division bench of Chief Justice Prasanna B. Varale and Justice Ashok S. Kinagi, on a petition filed by MRT Music, the copyright owners of the music in the blockbuster movie starring Yash.

The contempt of court notice was ordered against the Congress leaders for allegedly violating an undertaking to remove the songs from a promotional film on the Bharat Jodo Yatra on social media platforms.

As part of his Bharat Jodo Yatra, Rahul Gandhi had traversed Karnataka over three weeks in October.

The film had been uploaded onto the social media platforms by the Congress party.

The petitioners submitted that on November 8, senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi representing the Congress leaders, had given an undertaking to the court that they would remove the alleged offending material from its social media handles by November 9, and "has no intention whatsoever to use the same in future".

On November 8, another division bench of the High Court had set aside another court's ordering social media platforms to block the Congress party's handles, and an electronic audit to ascertain if the copyrighted contents had been illegally used.

MRT pointed out that the content was still accessible on the social media accounts of the Congress party.

As a result, it filed the current contempt complaint, claiming that the accused leaders had disobeyed the High Court's ruling.

The petitioner alleged that despite the undertaking, the copyrighted songs were found on the Congress party's social media handles like Twitter and Facebook, on November 20.

The petitioner also accused the Congress party of allowing people to download these clips containing the songs, from its social media platforms.

The plea read: "It is respectfully prayed that this High Court may be pleased to initiate appropriate action and/or proceedings for wilful disobedience and breach of the order dated November 8."

The court has issued the notice to the Congress party and the matter will be taken up next on January 12, 2023.








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  • Kedhar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Dec 03 2022

    Heard him in a clip somedays back.... Ye Desh Tapasviyon ko Poojtha hai.... Shivji Tapasvi, Ramji Tapasvi, Krishnaji Tapasvi... Sab ki pooja hoti hai. Naayi, Maali, Dhobi, Coolie aur Mai bhi Tapasvi hoon... Meri/ Hamaari pooja kyon nahin?? Something he said 🤔Trying to figure out what he meant?? He wants Pooja to be done to everybody or everyone including him revered or what?? Lots of walk does strange things to people for sure.

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  • Kedhar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Dec 03 2022

    I had told first only to adopt tune of the song.... Chal akela Chal akela Chal akelaa... Tera Peeche aaye sab Khaake Khelaa... Simple. There would not have been any problem. Shrill Naata, Ramesaa, Ran deepaa, etc etc know nothing. Putting Rahul in Soup. As it is with beard and vermilion and Tilak splashed over his forehead he looks like a lost Mantrik cum Taantrik and now this !

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  • Pradeep Kumar, Byndoor

    Sat, Dec 03 2022

    During Bharat Jodo Yatra...spare some time and take him to saloon. Reminding us of dictator Saddam Hussain. Even renowned charsis are dressed well.

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Sat, Dec 03 2022

    Savarkar idelogy people are easy to be fooled as they follow their fequ master who change his cloth like cammelion .

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  • Sunil Shetty, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 03 2022

    But... you never remind YOUR PM during Bengal election...🤣🤣🤣

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Sat, Dec 03 2022

    Readers, have all the " Media Manager's " abandoned the sinking ship of the grand old party ??? In desperation, the INC are incorporating " Plagiarism " as a toolkit for survival !!!

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