According to reports, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to block the access to 72 websites hosting the yet-to-be released Hrithik Roshan- Katrina Kaif starrer film ‘Bang Bang’. It’s noted that the producers of ‘Bang Bang’, which is set to have the biggest Bollywood release this Friday, had moved the Delhi High Court seeking to block the 72 websites that may allow online access to the film.
Fox Star Studios filed a petition against these websites and also hauled service providers in its suit. Their plea said that every day many websites provide illegal access content by pirating films without any approval from the rightful owner which interferes with and hinders the film’s release. Calling such websites “rogue”, the producers even called such websites as performing the “theatrical exploitation of film.”
Hearing their plea on Tuesday, Justice Manmohan Singh said that the court is totally against the piracy of copyrighted material, including movies. He his statement, he said, “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 well-established system of the country and it should be curbed and dealt with iron hands.”