The Madurai Bank of the High Court of Madras has lifted the ban on downloading the TikTok short-form video app, providing enormous relief to the Chinese company that sees India as largest market. The order was passed by a two-member court bench comprising judges N Kirubakaran and SS Sundar, following the hearing of counsel Isaac Mohanlal for ByteDance (TikTok’s Chinese creator). We can not have a system where what is legally permissible becomes judicially unacceptable, “Datar said, referring to the previous court ruling on April 3,
directing the central government to take steps to prevent the app from being downloaded to mobile play stores. Amicus added,” Banning (the app) is not the solution, as legitimate users ‘ rights must be protected. The Supreme Court had ordered the High Court of Madras to take a final decision on today’s ban, failing which the ban would be overturned, the top court had said. The case has piqued the interest of free-speaking campaigners who have asked aloud whether this was a case of judicial overruling, and whether the ban went against very free-speaking principles. The arguments of Datar today reflected pr ByteDance’s ban on TikTok claimed it was losing about $500,000 a day,In this case, everyone expected a substantial civil penalty, “Vladeck said.” There’s no question Facebook will have to settle this issue. This is what investors want behind them. “Even after the FTC probe has been solved, other challenges remain. The number of Facebook users in the United States, Canada and Europe has barely budged, indicating saturation in the most lucrative company.