The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (18th November) passed an interim order against Telegram Mobile Internet application ( and defendant nos. 2 to 5), asking them to remove the channels which are circulating copyrighted study material of the Allen Career Institute, stating the same as a breach of Plaintiff’s copyright.
Justice Rajiv Shakdher held that Telegram and 31 channels available on it has allegedly provided the copyrighted study material of the Allen Career Institute.
Facts of the Case-
The plaintiff, Allen Career Institute told the Court that it has a business of providing coaching to the students for the [purpose of cracking entrance exam such as IIT-JEE and NEET and also to those students who want to get admission in AIIMS.
It was submitted by the plaintiff that it has been providing the coaching services to the students from the past 32 years.
The plaintiff submitted that defendant nos. 2 and 5 have been uploading its copyrighted study material and lectures on the defendant no. 1’s social media platform (Telegram).
The Counsel representing the plaintiff relied upon the documents to prove the violation of the plaintiff’s copyright which the study material and lectures of the institute consist.
The Court examined the documents and heard the counsel for the Plaintiff, the court said that “there is at least a ground for the plaintiff to support that the case is prima facie.”
The Court also observed,
“The case is also in favour of the plaintiff because of the fact that it has been providing its services of coaching students for the past 32 years.”
The Court also stated, “If the relief has not been granted to the plaintiff, its legal rights and business interests would be adversely affected.”
Summons has been issued to the defendants by all means including e-mail.
Defendant nos. 2 and 5 has been stopped from uploading any copyrighted material or lecture of the Allen Career Institute.
Defendant no. 1 Telegram has been instructed to disable all the channels who are circulating the same.