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Court orders blocking of Congress, Bharat Jodo Yatra Twitter handles

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Bengaluru: Twitter was asked by a court in Bengaluru to block Congress and Bharat Jodo Yatra accounts. On Monday, an exclusive commercial court for Bengaluru Urban District ordered Twitter to block the handles of the Indian National Congress (INC) and its "Bharat Jodo Yatra" till the next hearing date.

The court also mandated the deletion of three tweets that were posted from the event. "@" and "@BharatJodo" are the Twitter handles.

The court order came after a suit was filed by MRT Music which is the copyright holder of the soundtracks from the film KGF Chapter 2'. It is alleged that its copyright has been infringed upon and the firm sought a permanent injunction against the INC and its leaders from using its copyrighted music.

"Plaintiff has specifically produced CD showing the side by side file i.e., original version of his copyrighted work with that of the illegally synchronised version. These prima facie materials available before this court at this stage establish that if same is encouraged, plaintiff who is in the business of acquiring cinematography films, songs, music albums... will be put to irreparable injury and further same leads to encouraging the piracy at large," the court said in its order.

The court also appointed a commissioner to audit and preserve the evidence on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

With PTI inputs

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