Shemaroo obtains John Doe order from HC to protect 'Hunterrr' from piracy

MUMBAI: Shemaroo Entertainment has obtained a John Doe order from the Mumbai High Court to protect its latest release Hunterrr from the menace of piracy. The order, not only restricts piracy on cable, digital and physical medium but action can also be taken against a person watching the film from an illegal source.


Shemaroo Entertainment has sent a copy of the order to various MSOs, LCOs and ISPs. Further, the court has directed all police authorities to act on the order.


The order restrains any person from “downloading from internet, telecasting, broadcasting and distributing or putting on the cable TV network, disseminating, reproducing or otherwise making available to the public, the film Hunterrr or “from (i) making a copy of the said film, (ii) to sell or give on hire, or offer for sale or hire, any copy of the said film (iii) to communicate the film to the public in any manner whatsoever including by way of but not limited to telecasting and/or re telecasting the said film, or even otherwise dealing with the rights in the said film which vest exclusively in the Plaintiff, in any manner whatsoever.” The order also restrains others “from communicating or making available or distributing, or duplicating, or displaying, or releasing, or showing, or uploading, or downloading or exhibiting, or playing, and/or defraying the movie Hunterrr in any manner from the Plaintiff or in any other manner, which would violate/infringe the Plaintiff’s copyright in the said film Hunterrr.”


Hunterrr stars Gulshan Devaiah, Radhika Apte and Sai Tamhankar and is produced by Anurag Kashyap's Phantom Films.


A John Doe order is defined as an action instituted by a party who seeks the aid of the Court in fear of some future probable injury to his rights or interest and the action is brought to prevent a wrong that is apprehended.


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