Update: The Indian Music Industry claims to have court orders that allow the blocking of 104 other sites. Please see: - Indian Music Industry Gets Court Orders For Blocking 104 Music Sites - List of 104 Music Sites That The Indian Music Industry Wants Blocked Also, Songs.pk has been relaunched as songspk.pk. Read this. Feb 17th, 2012: Access to music sharing site Songs.pk has been banned in India, following a petition in the Calcutta High Court by Indian music industry bodies Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) and Indian Music Industry (IMI), and music label Sagarika Music Pvt Ltd, according to a reportin Jagran Post. According to a report by Telecom Talk, the Court has passed an Injunction order, asking all ISPs to block access to the website through methods such as DNS name blocking, IP address blocking via routers, and DPI based URL blocking. The petitioners had sought the now familiar route of blocking access to the site from within India, naming ISPs like Dishnet Wireless Ltd, Reliance Wimax Ltd, Hathway Cable & Datacom Pvt Ltd, Hughes Communications Ltd India, Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Ltd, Reliance Communications Infrastructure Ltd, Wipro Ltd, Sify Technologies Ltd, Bharti Airtel Ltd, Vodafone India Ltd, and BG Broadband India Pvt Ltd in the petition. We do not have access to the petition, however, the orders passed by the Calcutta Court on 27th January and 6th February do not mention a particular website, and order the ISPs to provide the address of the website owner/operator. The order also states that only the website mentioned in the petition…
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