Bhuj: The Pride Of India: Delhi HC stays illegal streaming of Ajay Devgn’s film and blocks rogue websites

Bhuj: The Pride of India
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The Delhi High Court has permanently restrained over 700 websites from illegally streaming Ajay Devgn starrer ‘Bhuj: The Pride Of India’ and affirmed its earlier order to block “rogue” websites. Is. The order was passed by Justice Pratibha M Singh on a suit filed by the makers of the film to stop several websites from illegally circulating its pirated copies.

In August, the court had passed an interim injunction restraining and restraining 42 websites from telecasting the film in violation of the copyright and broadcast reproduction rights of the petitioners. However, it was later found that there were an additional 689 websites that were streaming the film illegally.

Observing that the rights of the plaintiff are not in dispute, the court ruled that permanent injunction should be granted in the present case. “A permanent injunction may be granted against all rogue websites i.e. 689 additional websites/domain names from Respondent Nos. 1 to 42 and other domain names added by subsequent affidavits,” the court said in its order dated November 14. ,

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“The order of blocking in respect of all disputed domain names/websites shall be confirmed permanently. The suit is decided in the above terms,” the court said. It also asked the domain name registrar to ensure that the domain names in question are suspended, locked and status quo is maintained.

In its order, the court noted that though all the defendant rogue websites were served or judicial orders were issued, none appeared before it in the matter.

The plaintiffs, who were producers and owners of various television channels as well as the ‘Disney+Hotstar’ platform, had earlier told the court that they would face damages if their exclusive rights to the film were not protected and illegal streaming continued. There will be an adverse monetary effect.

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