Delhi High Court directed social media companies Meta and Telegram to take action against all those accounts which are circulating pirated copies of Shahrukh Khan’s film Jawan. Such accounts should be deactivated and action will be taken if the accused are caught.
Pirated copies of the film Jawan were being circulated indiscriminately on many social media mediums. A petition was filed in the court on this issue, hearing which the court gave this direction on September 19.
Delhi High Court has also directed network operators like Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone and BSNL. The court asked these companies to identify such people through mobile numbers. The court has talked about extracting complete information about the accounts circulating pirated copies, so that their identity can be revealed. If their identity is revealed, legal action will be taken against them.
Shahrukh Khan’s production company Red Chillies Entertainment had filed a petition in the court to stop piracy. Now Justice C. Hari Shankar has heard in this regard. Red Chillies Entertainment has identified a person named Rohit Sharma, who was selling pirated copies of Jawan in a WhatsApp group at nominal prices.
The court reprimanded this person and directed WhatsApp’s parent company Meta to deactivate his account and also delete his Facebook and Instagram accounts. The court said that legal action will be taken against the administrators of any group in which pirated copies of Jawan are circulated or sold.
Red Chillies Entertainment had hired some anti-piracy agencies to catch the piracy perpetrators. Their agents were added to the groups by posing as users. After this, he would come out after extracting complete information from there. Similarly, people like Rohit Sharma were identified. An FIR was also lodged against Rohit and others at Santa Cruz Police Station on September 13.