In a recent case before the Delhi High Court ‘Viacom18 Media (P) Ltd. v. Live.smartcric.com & ors., Viacom18, the owner of Jio Cinema, was granted a dynamic injunction against several rogue websites. These websites were found to be streaming content related to events conducted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) without the necessary authorisation.
The Delhi High Court acknowledged the plaintiff’s grievance and determined that there was a strong prima facie case. Consequently, the Court ruled in favour of Viacom18 (the plaintiff) and granted a dynamic injunction against Live.smartcric.com and the other Defendants. This injunction prohibited them from making BCCI-related content available to the public through various means, including television, digital platforms, and the Internet. It also covered events conducted by BCCI, which the plaintiff broadcast on their channels, including ‘JioCinema,’ for which the plaintiff held exclusive copyright.