Airtel Distances Itself From Cease And Desist Notice Over iFrame Issue

We are also surprised at the Cease & Desist notice served by Flash Networks to Thejesh GN, and categorically state that we have no relation, whatsoever, with the notice.
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Airtel recently came under the scanner after InfoActivist and programmer Thejesh GN unearthed that the company was injecting Javascripts and iframes into web browsers.

The company defended the move saying its was building technology to help non-mobile users track the amount of data they’ve consumed.

We are also surprised at the Cease & Desist notice served by Flash Networks to Thejesh GN, and categorically state that we have no relation, whatsoever, with the notice.

Flash Networks, one of the third-parties who helped build the data tracking solution, has served Thejesh with a Cease & Desist notice.

The notice mentions that he has illegally uploaded that script on GitHub, as it was proprietary to them.

LEGAL-NOTICE-TO-THEJESH-GN-CEASE-AND-DESIST-INFRINGEMENT_0000 LEGAL-NOTICE-TO-THEJESH-GN-CEASE-AND-DESIST-INFRINGEMENT_0001 LEGAL-NOTICE-TO-THEJESH-GN-CEASE-AND-DESIST-INFRINGEMENT_0002 LEGAL-NOTICE-TO-THEJESH-GN-CEASE-AND-DESIST-INFRINGEMENT_0003

 

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Soon after the fiasco kicked off again, Airtel has come out saying it was surprised by the Cease & Desist notice served to Thejesh GN by Flash Networks, and that it had nothing to do with it.

In the C&D notice, it clearly states that Flash Networks was the owner of the Javascripts which gets injected by ISPs against a payment of royalties and/or license fees.

Flash Networks also served a DCMA takedown notice to GitHub to take down Thejesh’s original post. GitHub has complied with that order.

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