Assam Tribune – The court on Friday said that Sony has made out a prima facie case for protection against illegal transmission or broadcast of both the events.

Summary

  • The court on Friday said that Sony has made out a prima facie case for protection against illegal transmission or broadcast of both the events.
  • It directed the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) and the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) to ensure that the Internet service providers block the websites that are found infringing Sony�s licence.
  • A similar licence with regard to media rights of the Asian Games, comprising more than 400 events in 40 disciplines, has been granted to Sony by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), the petition said.
  • The company has claimed that under both licences, it has the right to broadcast the events, on a live, delayed and repeat basis within the territories of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Myanmar, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.
  • Justice Goel also appointed four local commissioners who on receiving intimation from Sony of any defaulting site or cable operator shall first ascertain whether there is any unauthorised distribution or transmission of the events without a licence from the company.

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