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Delhi court rejects plea against Microsoft India

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Updated: March 1, 2012, 5:54 PM IST
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Delhi court rejects plea against Microsoft India
Meanwhile, Google Inc told the court that that it had already removed alleged objectionable content.

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday rejected a petition against Microsoft India in the objectionable content case. A civil case had been filed against Microsoft India for objectionable contents in their sites.

While rejecting the complaint against Microsoft India, the court also directed the complainant to pay Rs 5000 as the cost of litigation.

Meanwhile, search engine Google Inc told a Delhi court that that it had already removed alleged objectionable contents from its web posts as it was aware of its responsibility as a service provider.

The search engine, in a written statement filed before Administrative Civil Judge Praveen Singh, denied the allegation that it projected Indian culture in poor light.

The statement said that Google Inc was aware of its responsibilities as a service provider and had a system to ensure that "rights and interests" of all relevant parties were well protected.

The US-based firm said the alleged objectionable contents were removed after its Indian subsidiary Google India brought them to the notice of the service provider.

However, seeking dismissal of civil suit, Google Inc said that the case against it was filed in complete disregard of immunity given to a service provider under the Information Technology Act for any third party content linked or hosted by it.

Besides Google Inc, Orkut and Youtube also filed their written submissions in the court on Thursday.

Earlier, Facebook and Yahoo India, accused of hosting objectionable contents, had told the court that neither a case was made out against them nor there was any cause of action.

The court had on December 20 last year, in a ex-parte order, issued summons to 22 social networking websites asking them to remove "anti-religious" or "anti-social" contents from their sites.

(With Additional Inputs from PTI)

First Published: March 1, 2012, 5:54 PM IST
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