Bombay HC passes John Doe order for the movie Gangs of Wasseypur

Bombay HC has issued John Doe order for the Bollywood movie, Gangs of Wasseypur.

As per legallyIndia, the Viacom18 lawyer Naik Naik & Co’s  managing partner Ameet Naik with senior counsele Venkatesh Dhond, won an order from Bombay high court Justice BR Gawai today, restraining local cable operator Sonali Cable Vision Pvt Ltd and internet service provider (ISP) Spectranet Limited, and Mr John Doe (Ashok Kumar) standing for unknown defendants, from pirating the movie that will be released on 22 June.

Director Anurag Kashyap: What is John Doe Order?
Director Anurag Kashyap: What is John Doe Order?

Earlier, Delhi and Chennai HC issued John Doe order (which led to blockage of sites like Vimeo) and for the uninitiated, John Doe order enable ISPs to block file sharing sites. Expect more studios to join the race, as per a tweet by Gangs of Wasseypur’s director, Anurag Kashyap.

Gangs of Wasseypur

Is this the corporatization of Bollywood, we were hoping for – i.e. artists/directors cut-off from the production houses’ decisions?

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