A Chandigarh-based woman, Monika Shail, has approached the district court after Facebook deactivated her account for posting content that purportedly infringed BCCI’s copyright. The video that Shail shared on social media had her blowing a ‘flying kiss’ during the India-Sri Lanka second ODI played at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali on December 13, 2017, and was part of the live television feed.
Facebook, after receiving a formal complaint from the BCCI, deleted the video posted by Monica on her account and blocked her profile after which she moved to the District Court in a bid to restore her account. Facebook informed Monica of the same in a mail and clarified the reason for deleting the video.
“We removed or disabled access to the following content you posted on Facebook because we received a notice from a third party that the content infringes their copyright(s). Video uploaded on December 14th, 1.29 am PST. Facebook isn’t in a position to adjudicate disputes between third parties.