Indian Court Orders US Domain Registrars to Preemptively Block Pirate Sites
The New Delhi High Court has issued a site-blocking injunction in favor of Star India to protect the film “Brahmastra”. Local ISPs have been ordered to block 18 pirate sites but the same order also applies to domain registrars, including US-based Namecheap and GoDaddy. These far-reaching measures apply to a movie that hasn’t yet been released and hasn’t been pirated either.
Website blocking and cour-ordered domain suspensions are common anti-piracy measures in several parts of the world.
India has been at the forefront of this movement, with rightsholders requesting blockades of thousands of websites over the years.
Last week, the New Delhi High Court issued another other, targeting 18 pirate sites including torrentcue.co, uwatchfree.be, extramovies.pics and movierulzhd.lol. While many of these are relatively small players in the global piracy ecosystem, the injunction stands out for other reasons.
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