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Official Statement From Sharechat Clarifies Its Stand Against T Series

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This is with reference to T-Series’ Press release highlighting, T-Series filed a civil suit against ShareChat in Delhi High Court. Please find enclosed below official statement from ShareChat on the same.

“There are a number of factual inaccuracies in the press release being released by T-series. These include the issue of injunction by the Hon’ble Delhi High Court “after hearing both parties”. The order passed by the Hon’ble Delhi High Court was passed ex-parte and ad-interim.

Further, the FIR filed in Bengaluru at the instance of Lahari Recording Company is under Section 102 of the Trademark Act, 1999 and Section 63 of the Copyrights Act, 1957and not Section 201 of the Trademark Act and Section 64 of the Copyright Act as wrongly stated by T-Series.

In addition, the press release also wrongly states that ShareChat is a habitual offender and in contempt of court orders. ShareChat would like to clarify that it is merely an intermediary and is fully in compliance with all Indian laws as well as orders passed by Hon’ble Delhi High Court.

In any event, law relating to liabilities of intermediary is well established, which grants the ShareChat the safe harbour, being an intermediary and otherwise in compliance with, inter alia, Information Technology Act, 2000 and the related rules and regulations. The legal proceedings by T-series and Lahari, in a concerted manner, are only to intimidate the ShareChat and other intermediaries of similar nature. ShareChat is vigorously defending itself in both these cases and shall abide by any verdict that the courts may pass”.

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