Can’t rely on free speech to avoid legal action: Delhi High Court to Telegram

If channels are propagating particular content in violation of copyright laws, the Delhi High Court ordered Telegram to give the details of those channels, including their mobile numbers and IP addresses, in a sealed cover. In light of the facts and circumstances, “Telegram also relied on privacy protection legislation under Article 21 of the Constitution and Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution, which safeguards the right to free speech and expression,” Justice Prathibha M Singh observed. The court further ruled that Telegram cannot rely on the Right to Free Expression as a copyright violator.

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