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Shemaroo Ent obtains court order to protect ‘Hunterrr’ from piracy

MUMBAI: Shemaroo Entertainment has obtained the John Doe order from the Bombay High Court to protect its latest release ‘Hunterrr’ from film pirates.

The order not only restricts piracy on cable, digital and physical medium, but action can also be taken against anyone watching the film from an illegal source.

Shemaroo 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.

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 their rights or interest and the action is brought to prevent a wrong that is apprehended.

The order restrains any person from “downloading from the internet/ telecasting/ broadcasting/ distributing/ 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 further restrains anyone “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 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.