IT Minister under the wraps of Twitter: The complainant gave the reason, the federation shrugged off

IT Minister under the wraps of Twitter

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has come under the wraps of Twitter’s policy, after which his Twitter account was blocked for about an hour. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad himself shared this information on the social media platform.

 

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has come under the wraps of Twitter’s policy, after which his Twitter account was blocked for about an hour. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad himself shared this information on the social media platform.

Ravi Shankar Prasad informed on social media that he has not been able to use the microblogging site for 1 hour and also alleged violation of rules on Twitter. After this, a reply has been given by Twitter that the minister has violated the DMCA, under which this action has been taken. Actually, it was called copyright infringement.

In fact, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) sent a notice of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to Ravi Shankar Prasad on behalf of Sony Music Entertainment. Prasad’s tweet is from 2017, in which Ravi Shankar Prasad wrote something and posted a video on the occasion of Vijay Diwas, which is the song Maa Tujhe Salaam. This song is by AR Rahman and its copyright is also with the company. On 24 May 2021, this complaint was received by Twitter on behalf of IFPI. Now about 1 month after this, on June 25, Twitter took action regarding this.

Congress MP and chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT Affairs Shashi Tharoor’s account was also blocked due to a dance video. IFPI has pointed out that unlike other social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube, Twitter has not acquired the rights to the music content. IFPI works for their member company and they notify the copyright holders if any platform, which does not own the rights, uploads that content. IFPI is not directly involved in this matter. The IFPI said that the current situation should be ignored and that Twitter will likely take a license for the uploaded content in the future.

Let us tell you that the screenshot of Twitter was shared by Ravi Shankar Prasad on the Ku app, which is an Indian app and it is considered to be the biggest competitor of Twitter in India. After this he shared the screenshots on Twitter. Ravi Shankar Prasad said that any social media company will have to comply with the new IT Act. There will be no compromise on this.

 

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