Delhi High Court has ordered ISPs (Internet Service Providers) to restrict access to websites like eztv, limetorrents, katmovies, and tamilrockers, which are reportedly involved in unauthorised distribution of movies, streaming, and television series of production houses like Universal, Warner Bros, and Netflix. 

In the interim order, Justice Sanjeev Narula has directed the ISPs to ban access to all the URLs and IP addresses of these websites.

Uniform resource locators (URLs) are address of a resource, like websites on the internet.

Delhi High Court has issued orders to the Ministry of Information Technology and the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to block the domain name registration of the websites violating the copyright of production house and to issue mandatory notifications by asking telecom and internet service providers to block such kinds of online sites. 

It came on the petition of the US-based Entertainment Company, Warner Bros that contended these sites were streaming, hosting, and making available to the public its original content and others like Paramount, UTV, Star, Netflix, and Universal without any authorization. 

The court has further restrained the online websites from “hosting, streaming, reproducing, distributing, making available to the public and/or communicating to the public, or facilitating the same, in any manner, on their websites, through the internet any cinematograph work/content/programme/ show in relation to which plaintiff (Warner Bros) has copyright.”

After hearing Warner Bros, the Delhi High Court has claims a prima facie case was made out of an interim order wasn’t passed, irreversible injury would be caused to the company. 

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