Delhi HC blocks rogue websites from broadcasting Asian Cup matches

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Initially, the High Court noted that past experience in dealing with such cases shows that such roaming sites could easily switch domains and move their data with minor changes.

Therefore, the court also ordered domain name registrars to immediately block the domain code of these illegal sites and maintain the status quo.

The court also ordered ISPs, the Department of Technology and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to block access to these websites.

Title: Star India Private Ltd & Anr v Mhdtv & Ors

Case No: CS Comm 567/2022

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Shivendra Mishra

The Delhi High Court has banned certain websites from broadcasting and shouting about upcoming Asian Cup cricket matches.

The Asian Cup will start on Saturday and end on September 11.

India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Pakistan will take part in the tournament.

The Pratibha M Singh Bench passed the order as part of a plea filed by Star India Pvt Ltd and Novi Digital Entertainment Pvt Ltd who sought to prevent the matches from being broadcast illegally.

During the hearing, the bench was also told that Star had acquired the exclusive worldwide rights to televise and stream the matches online.

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Initially, the High Court noted that past experience in dealing with such cases shows that such roaming sites could easily switch domains and move their data with minor changes.

Therefore, the court also ordered domain name registrars to immediately block the domain code of these illegal sites and maintain the status quo.

The court also ordered ISPs, the Department of Technology and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to block access to these websites.

Title: Star India Private Ltd & Anr v Mhdtv & Ors

Case No: CS Comm 567/2022

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Shivendra Mishra
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