Information Technology Law
If somebody is advertising himself for getting some work as a freelancer in which he is explaining all the true facts of their counter companies features limitations for getting their clients work.
So, I'd like to know that whether this kind of marketing is under IT law or not.
Asked in Constitutional Law from New Delhi, Delhi
1. it does not come under IT Act.
2. However if somebody is imitating the another's business name or particular mode of business which is registered under Indian Copyright Act or Trademarks Act, then his act can be injucted by way of civil injunction .
If you give details of your query then further advice can be given.
please state detailed facts of your case . mere advertisement to get work would not be violation of provisions of IT act
Thanks for your time and consideration. Here are the more detail:
I mailed some client of a company that I can provide good services than that company. So, I told some true facts that are the demerits in services of that company.
After sometime somebody from that company called me on phone and talked as a client after getting all the detail he clarified that he is calling from the company of which client I mailed the demerits of company services for getting those clients. And he also told me that he is filing a legal issue for imitating their reputation.
Now I'm confused what wrong things I did. I just told some true facts for getting some freelancing work. Please
suggest me what should I do now.
Asked 3 years ago
have you received any legal notice for defamation from the company ? as and when legal notice is issued contact a local lawyer and reply to said notice . dont mail any clients of the company any material that shows the said company in bad light
Thanks for your advice. I did not get any legal notice yet. But please tell me something what will happen after that?
and after that what need I to do?
Asked 3 years ago
it is necessary to go through the legal notice issued to advice . if you dont with draw the allegations made suit for damages may be filed against you . in addition you can be sued for criminal defamation .
Do not worry. Your alleged defamatory statements are not published in printed for since it was made verbally.
In that respect it is very hard to prove.
I believe they are just tying to disorient you so you restrain yourself in future from doing this.