Intermediary under IT Act not liable for actions of vendors in online marketplace: Karnataka HC quashes case against Snapdeal, directors

The Court said that the only liability of an intermediary under Section 79(3)(b) of the IT Act is to take down third-party content upon receipt of either a court order or a notice by an appropriate government authority.
Snapdeal, Karnataka HC
Snapdeal, Karnataka HC

The Karnataka High Court has held that an intermediary or its directors/officers as defined under the Information Technology Act (IT Act) would not be liable for any action or inaction on part of a vendor/seller making use of the facilities provided by the intermediary in terms of a website or a marketplace.

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