Real-time blocking of rogue websites from illegally streaming Cricket WC 2023: DHC

The Delhi High Court (DHC), in a suit filed by Star India Pvt. Ltd. (Star), which has the exclusive global media rights of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 (WC) matches, seeking injunction restraining illegal dissemination of WC matches by rogue websites and for real-time blocking of these websites, noted that the broadcast reproduction rights are owned by Star, under section 37 of the Copyright Act, 1957, and therefore, “The DoT and MeitY shall also issue blocking orders immediately upon the Plaintiffs communicating the details of the websites which are illegally streaming the ICC World Cup Cricket matches.”