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Delhi HC restrains 30 torrent sites from hosting copyrighted content, orders ISPs to block them

Postby MrFredPFL » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:28 pm

Story : https://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/delhi-hc-restrains-30-torrent-sites-





The Delhi High Court has permanently restrained 30 torrent sites from hosting, streaming, reproducing, distributing or making available to the public by any means the movies, music, shows or any content which violates the copyright of film production companies like Twentieth Century Fox and UTV Software. Justice Manmohan, in the order, directed internet service providers (ISPs), like Airtel, Reliance Jio and MTNL, to block access to these websites.

Directions were also issued by the court to the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) to ensure that the ISPs registered with them block access to such “rogue websites”. While issuing the directions based on a plea by the film production companies, the court said website blocking was a “cumbersome exercise” and majority of the viewers who access and download the infringing content are youngsters who are unaware that the content is pirated.

It directed the DoT and the MEITY to “explore the possibility of framing a policy under which a warning is issued to the viewers of the infringing content, if technologically feasible in the form of e-mails, or pop-ups or such other modes, cautioning the viewers to cease viewing/downloading the infringing material. “In the event the warning is not heeded to and the viewers/subscribers continue to view, access or download the infringing/pirated content, then a fine could be levied on the viewers/subscribers,” the court said.

It added that such a measure would go a long way in curbing piracy and the dark-net as well as in “promoting the legal content and accelerating the pace of Digital India”. The court, in its 99-page verdict, also noted that such websites were “hydra-headed”, who on being blocked, “actually multiply and resurface as alphanumeric or mirror websites”.







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