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Delhi HC Directs Internet Service Providers To Block Websites Illegally Streaming Disney Cartoons

The Delhi High Court has directed the Internet Service Providers to block a list of 118 ‘rogue websites’ which are illegally streaming Disney cartoons. The Single Bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher noted that if the Plaintiffs are not protected, as prayed for, irreparable damage would be caused to their commercial and statutory interest. The order has come in a suit filed by Disney claiming that a total of 118 rogue websites are indulging in digital piracy by illegally streaming content in which Disney holds a copyright. Apart from these websites, Disney also impleaded the Internet Service Providers as well as the Department of Telecommunication, Ministry of Electronics & IT to the present suit in order to ensure that these websites are blocked from showing the copyrighted content without a licence.

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