The Madras High Court on Thursday restrained internet service providers (ISPs) and others from infringing on the producer’s copyright by communicating, duplicating or downloading of Dhanush-starrer ‘3’ in any manner without proper license.
Granting the interim injunction on a civil suit by R K Productions Private Limited, Justice KBK Vasuki ordered notice to the respondents and posted the application for further hearing on April 18. The Judge also permitted the producer to publish the injunction order in Tamil and English newspapers to make the order known to all concerned.
Plaintiff R K Productions contended the motion picture was produced on a budget of Rs 22 crore. The film, famous for ‘Kolaveri Di’ song, went on to become an international sensation.
The telecommunication service providers, Internet service and cable TV providers have not entered into any license agreement with the applicant on communication of the applicant’s film.
The producer apprehended that as and when its film was released in theatres, acts of piracy would also commence. Such acts would cause serious loss to the applicant’s business.