The Bombay High Court has passed its first unconditional
John Doe order for Anurag Kashyaps upcoming film
Gangs of Wasseypur.
order was passed by Justice B.R. Gawai as an ex-parte
ad-interim order against all defendants restraining
them from distributing copies of the film through any
means without a licence from its producer.
the effect of the order, the film cannot be shown through
CD, DVD, Cable TV, DTH, internet, etc without permission.
co-producers of the film, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures,
had moved the HC against cable operators, internet
service providers and other unknown defendants seeking
preemptory orders restraining them from pirating the
film on any platform.
counsel Venkatesh Dhond and Ameet Naik appeared for
the film producers.
orders have earlier been passed by the Delhi HC for