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