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INDIAN COURT RESTRAINS ICC WORLD CUP 2019 PIRACY

UAE-BASED CHANNEL 2 GROUP MOVED COURT TO STOP PIRACY

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UAE-based Channel 2 Group Corporatio­n, exclusive broadcast partner with the Internatio­nal Cricket Council (ICC) won a significan­t court battle in India.

The Delhi High Court restrained over 60 websites and a few radio channels from broadcasti­ng the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 event that ends on July 14. The ICC Cricket World Cup is likely to be the world’s most-watched sporting event.

Presiding judge Justice JR Midha also issued notice to the websites radio channels, internet and telecom service providers as well as the Centre seeking their replies before the next hearing on September 4.

In a recent interim order, Justice JR Midha directed search engines like Google and telcos to take down, delete or block access to links to infringing websites where illegal audio coverage was available.

The UAE-based Channel 2 Group had moved the high court on concerns over “likely abuse” of its exclusive audio and intellectu­al property rights, as has happened in the past causing it considerab­le financial losses.

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The ICC World Cup attracts record audiences

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