‘Dynamic+ injunction’ directions imposed by DHC to curb illegal streaming

The Delhi High Court (DHC) in a commercial suit filed by Universal Studios and other prominent Hollywood Studios passed a ‘Dynamic+ injunction’ against various rogue websites which allow viewing, streaming and downloading of content produced by these Studios, without any license or authorisation. The Dynamic+ injunction restrains the rogue websites or any mirror/redirect websites or alphanumeric variations against not only the current copyrighted content of the Studios but also extends to their future works. The DHC observed that “Copyright in future works comes into existence immediately upon the work being created, and Plaintiffs may not be able to approach the Court for each and every film or series that is produced in the future, to secure an injunction against piracy.