The Delhi High Court today passed an order restraining around 90 websites from streaming, broadcasting or providing online access to Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif-starrer action thriller "Bang Bang".
While delivering the verdict, the HC observed that piracy in copyright cases is a blot on the well-established system in the country and tough measures are needed to deal with this problem.
The film is scheduled to release on October 2. Fox Star Studios India Limited, one of the producers of the film, had filed a plea in the High Court arguing that the film cannot be viewed on any device or broadcast on any platform through internet without their permission.
Justice Manmohan Singh accepted the plea and issued notice to the 18 websites who were made party by the producers in the suit as well as 72 websites, whose names were submitted by the producers through a separate list.
The court also directed various Internet Service Providers (ISP), Department of Telecommunications and Department of Information Technology to ensure and secure compliance by blocking access to all the 90 websites named by the makers of the film.
"In the present case, the websites owners are committing piracy and collecting illegal profits, who are peeping behind the curtain and laughing at the producers of the movies. If this is not fraud, what else? In fact, piracy in copyright cases is a curse to the well-established system in the country and it should be curbed and dealt with an iron hand," the court said.