NEW DELHI: Telecom major Airtel has told the Delhi High Court that it has blocked 219 websites which were allegedly infringing MSM's, formerly Sony, right to show matches of FIFA 2014 World Cup as the authorised broadcaster of the event in the Indian subcontinent.
The websites blocked as per the high court's June 23, 2014 order do not include any Google sites as they were removed after a revised list was submitted on July 1.
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Thereafter, on July 1, the court had amended the list of sites to be restrained after Multi Screen Media (MSM) had submitted a revised list.
Advocate Saikrishna Rajagopal had filed the petition on behalf of MSM.
"Counsel for the defendant submits that defendant number 40 (Airtel) has blocked 219 websites on its servers," Justice G S Sistani noted in his July 4 order and granted leave to MSM to bring to notice of Department of Telecommunications (Do T) and Department of Information Technology (DIT) all the orders of the court 'for strict compliance'", the Court said.
As per the court's June 23 order, 472 websites, including some Google sites, were restrained from showing FIFA 2014 World Cup on the plea of of MSM which had contended that it shows the matches on six of its channels, including Sony SIX, and also streams them online on its portal Sony Liv and mobile application Liv Sports.
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