WhatsApp is one of the most popular messengers worldwide. WhatsApp is not a legal vacuum, even if you feel very safe there. Now the company has been ordered to delete certain groups.
Court: WhatsApp must delete groups
Anyone who violates copyright law is not safe with WhatsApp either. A court in India has now clearly shown this. Namely, via the messenger distributed paid newspapers that could be read for free. Of course, that didn’t suit India’s largest newspaper publishing group at all. Although the procedure is loud Golem Still running, WhatsApp has already been told to delete the groups that are distributing the content.
The newspaper publishing group had requested the deletion beforehand, which WhatsApp opposed. Evidence with screenshots was then presented to the court, so that the court decided before the end of the proceedings that the groups need to be deleted (Those: torrentfreak).
It is not yet possible to foresee the overall consequences of this judgment. Of course it is forbidden to share copyrighted works such as music, movies and other documents via WhatsApp. But the messenger is end-to-end encrypted and the company does not specifically filter it for it. If large groups form, the company can already be damaging. WhatsApp can only react if a member of this group reports a violation.
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