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The Supreme Court dismissed the petition filed against YouTube for the protection of copyright of live streaming. The petition was filed by former RSS ideologue KN Govindacharya. In this, citing a 2018 judgment of the court, it sought a direction to make a special arrangement with YouTube to protect the copyright of live streaming. The court said that it has started action on live streaming, you can suggest to the secretary general of the court.
Govindacharya had argued that the copyright in a live-streaming action cannot be surrendered as per the 2018 judgement. Data can neither be monetized nor can it be used commercially on any platform.
Work started on developing the system
A bench of CJI DY Chandrachud and Justices PS Narasimha and JB Pardiwala heard the petition. The bench said that the court has started working on developing a system to address the issue raised in the petition. We have started working, the bench told advocate Virag Gupta, appearing for Govindacharya. You can suggest to the Secretary General (of the Supreme Court).
Center said will inform the action of the court
Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati, appearing for the Centre, said she would apprise Gupta of the action taken by the Supreme Court registry in this regard.
The court had said – what methods can be adopted
The court, while hearing the matter on January 2, had said that it is very easy to criticize someone or throw stones at someone. The petitioner had contended that the court’s registry had not followed the directions in the 2018 judgment on live streaming of the proceedings. The bench had asked Govindacharya’s counsel what could be the modus operandi for live-streaming at a time when the National Informatics Center (NIC) is saying that it does not have the capacity to live-stream the court proceedings. There is not enough technical infrastructure to stream.
The bench, in its January 2 order, had referred to the affidavit filed by the general secretary. It was said in the affidavit that in the meeting held on September 20 last year, it was decided to start live streaming in the full court meeting.
In this, the Registry of the Court through the Computer Cell was directed to work closely with the National Informatics Center (NIC), Video-Conferencing (VC) Division to start live-streaming. It was said in the affidavit that NIC’s YouTube channel is working from September 27, 2022.
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