DB : Ss 79 and 81 of the I T Act and S. 51(a)(ii) of the Copyright Act have to be read harmoniously. It is held that proviso to S 81 does not preclude the affirmative defence of safe harbor for an intermediary in case of copyright actions. (b) Section 51(a)(ii), in the case of internet intermediaries contemplates actual knowledge and not general awareness. Additionally, to impose liability on an intermediary, conditions under Section 79 of the IT Act have to be fulfilled.

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