FIFA World Cup 2014: Delhi High Court bans over 400 websites from online streaming

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The Delhi High Court Monday restrained over 400 websites from streaming online the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2014.

Justice V. Kameswar Rao asked that a copy of his order be sent to the department of telecommunication to issue direction to various internet service providers for restricting websites from online streaming of ongoing matches. The court order came on a plea filed by Sony Six, the authorized broadcaster of 2014 World Cup, alleging that several websites are interfering with its exclusive rights to stream matches of the international event on the internet.

Indian company Multi Screen Media (MSM) Satellite Pvt Ltd, which owns Sony Six, informed the court that it is the authorized broadcaster of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in the Indian subcontinent and holds exclusive rights for telecast as well as streaming the matches.