While freedom of speech and expression is sacrosanct, the reputation of a person earned over several decades, cannot be sacrificed at the altar of such freedom, when the impugned publication, ex-facie, contains unsubstantiated allegations and defamatory imputations, regardless of the truth.
A quick legal roundup to cover important stories from all High Courts this week.
“There is nothing illegal in seeking out internet users as targets for advertisements that they may find relevant. In brick-and-mortar world, there will be no question of infringement if customers looking for a product are also offered products of rival competitors”.
SCOTUS unanimously held that the plaintiffs failed to allege that the social media sites had intentionally provided any substantial aid or systemically assisted ISIS, which directly led to the Reina Nightclub terror attack.
A quick legal roundup to cover important stories from all High Courts in April 2023
There is an abysmal absence of a collaborative effort that should ideally be undertaken by the intermediaries and the State.
Section 15 of the Competition Act is an enabling provision engrafted by the Legislature to overcome any inability which may accrue to statutory authorities like the CCI while acting in furtherance of the aims and objects of the Act.
Delhi High Court observed that every child is entitled to be treated with honour and respect whether he/she is a child of a celebrity or a commoner.
The Delhi High Court granted permanent injunction in favour of Google LLC for its mark “GOOGLE” and awarded Rs. 10 lakhs as damages to Google LLC which was to be paid jointly and severally by the defendants.
The Tribunal while upholding the impugned order passed by CCI dated 20-10-2022, set aside 4 key directions issued in paragraphs 617.3, 617.9, 617.10 and 617.7.
Google LLC’s download warning in respect of all third-party applications was a mere disclaimer and there was no case made out for trade mark infringement.
This roundup revisits the analyses of Supreme Court’s judgments/orders on constitutionality of Demonetisation; Freedom of Speech of Ministers; Guidelines to withhold life support of a terminally ill patients; Tussle between Delhi Government and Centre, and more. It also covers reports on Justice SA Nazeer’s retirement; the career trajectory & important decision of Justice CT Ravikumar; Explainers on important law points; five ‘Did You Know’ facts; Cases Reported in SCC Weekly in the month of January; and a throwback from SCC Archives.
National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, New Delhi: While deciding an appeal filed against the Competition Commission of India's (CCI) order imposing a
Kerala High Court while dealing with the issue of deleting personal information from the Judgments, discussed the different facets of right to privacy of individuals and the interest of the public qua judicial institutions. The Court concluded that the right to be forgotten cannot be claimed in current proceedings, but in appropriate cases the Court has power to invoke this right.
“A person’s image constitutes one of the chief attributes of his or her personality as it reveals the person’s unique characteristics and distinguishes the person from others. The right to the protection of one’s image is thus one of the essential components of personal development and mainly presupposes that person’s control over the use of that image, including the right to refuse publication of it.”
Competition Commission of India: While deciding upon the complaint filed against Google alleging contravention of the provisions of the Competition
Karnataka High Court: While deciding the instant petition for anticipatory bail, the Bench of Rajendra Badamikar, J., observed that google
“One of the most important issue that comes out is to what extent should a platform operator, in this case Google, set governance rules purportedly to “protect” its ecosystem and should there be limits to this self-assumed role?”
Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) State commission disallows benefit of increase in the tariff based on the change in law provision; Tribunal
by Sanjay Vashishtha†
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