The Delhi HC was hearing the application filed by Red Chillies Entertainments against Rohit Sharma. The complainant alleges that he was circulating, without authorisation, copyrighted content relating to the film, and also directed the two platforms to suspend or deactivate the groups and channels. Meta has been directed to suspend Sharma’s WhatsApp account and block access to any content on his Facebook page titled “Rohit movies” as well as the Instagram handle.
Hearing the application, Justice Shankar said, “The owners/controllers of the websites identified in Schedule ‘D’ are directed forthwith to desist from unauthorised copying, transmission, communication or making available any content in which the plaintiff holds copyright including content relating to the cinematographic film ‘Jawan’ or any part thereof.”
Sharma has also been restrained from copying, recording, reproducing or transmitting any stills, audio/video clips, songs or recordings of the movie without proper licence from Red Chillies Entertainments.
“… take down from all social media accounts including WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and Telegram or any other website accessed or operated by you, any content which infringes the copyright of the plaintiff including content relating to the film ‘Jawan’,” the court directed Sharma.