Madras High Court saves “KABALI” from video piracy & ISP
Madras High Court has restrained 169 registered ISPs in India from permitting illegal downloads. Chief Justice N. Kirubakaran was passed to this effect in order of interim injection restraining the licenced ISP from giving access to rogue websites and another smiliar websites indulging in online piracy and infringnement of copy right pertaining to the film and prohibite them from exhibiting, releasing, projecting, screening or in any manner providing platforms for downloading. The Judge also restrained multi system operators (MSOs) from allowing unlawful telecast happy wheels of the film by cable operators registered with them. Justice Kirubakaran also said adding the telecom regulatory authority of India. (TRAI) not to permit ISPs registered with it from permitting rogue website to illegally download the film. The rogue website offers only Rs.10/- for illegal downloading for entire feature film which takes only 8 minutes to download. The judge also said that cinema industry as a lot to do for society, the leading actor should avoid drinking and smoking in their movies so as to prevent the fans from this attitude. Kalai Puli S.Thanu filed a petition on Internet Service Providers from illegal downloading. The Justice N. Kirubakaran granting a interim order in favour of the film producer Kalaipuli S.Thanu.