Court moves to avert illegal World Cup streaming in India

The Delhi High Court has issued an injunction to prevent approximately 400 private websites in India from streaming coverage of football’s 2014 Fifa World Cup.

The ruling comes after a complaint was submitted by Sony-owned Indian broadcaster Multi Screen Media, which has the exclusive media rights to the national team tournament in the country. MSM’s LIVSports.in digital platform also has live streaming rights in India.

According to the Indiantelevision.com website, MSM contacted the court after it discovered that several unauthorised websites were illegally streaming matches from the tournament, which is currently taking place in Brazil.

Justice V Kameswar Rao ordered the Department of Information Technology and Telecom to ensure implementation of the injunction. The judge said that his directive would be forwarded to the concerned ministry.

Saikrishna Rajagopal argued the case on behalf of MSM.