New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed internet service providers to block the 118 ‘rogue websites’ that are illegally streaming Disney cartoons.
A single bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdhar was hearing a lawsuit filed by Disney against digital piracy. In this lawsuit Disney has come to the court with a plea to protect their copyright, because some of the contents of the Disney were being illegally streamed by some websites.
After going through the facts the court held that if the plaintiff is not protected, there will be irreparable damage to his commercial and statutory interest.
Providing relief to the plaintiff, the court passed the following instructions: “Rogue websites are prohibited in any way, including hosting, streamlining, reproduction, distribution, making available to the public and / or communicating to the public or providing in any way the same facility on their websites via the internet, on cinematography, any content programmes and shows in which the plaintiff is copyrighted.”
The court has fixed September 1 as the date of the next hearing.
Read the order here;adar
– India Legal Bureau