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S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The High Court of Delhi vide its order dated July 30, 2020, granted an ad-interim injunction in a suit filed by Budweiser for trademark infringement, unfair competition, and commercial disparagement and dilution and tarnishment ...
King, Stubb & Kasiva
What does freedom of speech mean especially in a diverse country like India? Well, by definition, Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India says that all citizens have the right to freedom of speech and expression.
Obhan & Associates
Criminal contempt has been recognized as the action of publishing any matter including by words, spoken or written.1
Singh & Associates
The number of people accessing the internet has grown by leaps and bounds in India. In fact, India has the second highest number of internet users in the world.
Obhan & Associates
Modern technology has revolutionized how we disseminate and record information and its no doubt that this has led to an increase in the commercial exploitation of the private lives of public personalities and celebrities often hurting ...
Obhan & Associates
As a general rule, it is frowned upon to bring disrepute to a person. That general principle is integral enough for the law to be concerned with it. The Indian Penal Code ("Code") defines defamation as...
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
This paper aims to provide insight to a type of damages, i.e. 'exemplary damages', which is awarded by the judiciary on not so frequent occasions. This is followed by a comparison with various other types of damages.
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The Hon'ble Supreme Court vide its judgement dated December 10, 2019, has clarified the position of intermediaries under Section 79 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 prior to its amendment.
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The accessibility of internet to common man has changed everyone's lives. The platform provided by the internet has made human interaction easier than ever before.
Nishith Desai Associates
The Delhi High Court has directed prominent social media companies to take down defamatory content uploaded from India, on a global basis
Singhania & Co
Plaintiffs filed the suit on January 21, 2019 alleging that the Defendant Platforms are responsible for dissemination of defamatory content in relation to Swami Ramdev.
A Single Judge bench of the Delhi High Court on October 23, 2019 held that Indian courts can issue orders to internet intermediaries like Facebook Inc., Google Inc., and Twitter International Company ...
Obhan & Associates
India has several laws in place that regulate what content can be written and distributed
Obhan & Associates
In what has been termed a "defamation blitz", an Indian corporate house has filed at least 28 defamation suits in courts since January 2018,
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
Recently, an order was passed by the Delhi High Court wherein it restrained Jindal Steel and Power Ltd, as well as various platforms such as Facebook and YouTube...
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The Court made vital observations regarding the restraints to be adhered by public leaders while making statements.
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
Numerous cases have been reported where the group administrators of WhatsApp, Hike, Facebook groups have been held liable for the defamatory or offensive content posted by the group members.
Vaish Associates Advocates
A question is often asked, can action for Criminal Contempt of Court and Criminal Defamation, be initiated simultaneously.
Kochhar & Co.
The Union Budget 2016-17 has proposed basic custom duty exemption on newsprint.
Nishith Desai Associates
The Bombay High Court has acted swiftly in restraining a former employee ("Defendant") from posting defamatory content on social media against his employer.
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