Technology has posed a major challenge for entities like the Plaintiffs as there is a proliferation of many platforms including websites from where unauthorised, unlicensed and pirated content of the Plaintiffs can be downloaded, accessed and viewed by customers and viewers.
The World Cup matches form an important and integral part of the events over which the ICC exercises rights which have been licensed to Star India Private Limited. An injunction is called for in the present matter as these are one-day international matches and any delay in blocking the rogue websites would, result in considerable pecuniary loss and result in irreparable violation of the Broadcast reproduction rights.
“It may be useful for the Legislature to formulate a policy by which disputes related to rogue websites can be avoided, which are taking up time of the courts.”
“Piracy of cinematograph films is one of the biggest causes for losses in the film industry. Thus, various legislative steps have been taken to curb piracy and recently, amendments have been carried out in the Cinematograph Act, 1952 to deal with piracy in a much stricter manner.”
Department of Telecommunications and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology are directed to issue a notification calling on all internet and telecom service providers to block access to the rogue websites which were streaming “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”.
The Delhi High Court restrained 40 rogue websites from illegally streaming original copyrighted cinematographic work of Universal City Studios, Warner Bros, Netflix, Disney, and other entertainment companies.
Delhi High Court: In the present suit filed by the Plaintiff against Defendants and other parties who are unnamed, technically
Delhi High Court: In a suit for permanent injunction restraining the websites from retransmitting, broadcasting, streaming or in any manner
Delhi High Court: In a case filed by producers’ (‘plaintiff') of the film ‘Brahmastra Part One: Shiva' seeking permanent injunction
Delhi High Court: In what may probably go down as the first of its kind decision in India on the subject of anti-piracy