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Delhi High Court orders blocking of rogue websites illegally telecasting IPL matches

TATA initiated Indian Premier League (IPL-2022) is beginning from March 26.

In view of illegal live streaming of the IPL matches, Delhi High Court said there is an imminent need to protect the investment of plaintiffs Star India.

According to the court order, the rogue websites will be blocked as they cannot illegally stream the cricket matches of TATA IPL 2022.

“The court is also prima facie satisfied that the injunction deserves to be granted against any further websites that may illegally start streaming TATA IPL 2022,” Justice Prathiba M Singh said in an order dated March 11.

Court has also asked the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) and MEITY to issue orders for the blocking of these websites.

“The said websites shall also stand blocked with immediate effect. Upon DoT and MEITY receiving the notices and communications from the plaintiff, the orders for blocking such further rogue websites shall be passed” the court said.

The court passed the interim order while hearing a suit by Star India Pvt Ltd.

Star sought a permanent injunction restraining violation of their broadcasting rights and for a rendition of accounts and damages. Prameya News

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