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Delhi High Court Says Cricket Updates Go Into Public Domain After 2 Min; Implications

In what is a pathbreaking judgment by the Delhi High Court, the court has ruled except in case of "qua momentary news" Cricket related updates will go into the public domain after 2 minutes. "qua momentary news", Justice Valmiki J Mehta said, are "crucial momentary events" like a fall of a wicket, and "the same becomes stale news or ordinary news within seconds", so it appears that for those, even the two minute lag will not be applicable. In a ruling that went in favor of defendents OnMobile Global, Idea Cellular and Piyush Agarwal (of Cricbuzz.com), the judge said that STAR India's claim of copyright or property rights by virtue of its contract with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), is not valid.  "After two minutes the content/information in the broadcast can be commercially exploited by any person." STAR had taken OnMobile and Cricbuzz to court in September. Download the judgement here; it's worth reading the entire document. As per the judgement, while the BCCI might have copyright claims over audio and visual recordings of the Cricket match, it does not have any copyright over information pertaining to the match, once it comes in the public domain. "...merely because huge sums of money are invested that should not at all have any bearing," the judgement said. The judge also said that there cannot be any property claims over information (details below), and "information which is contained in audio and/or visual recording cannot be allowed to be monopolized by the plaintiff inasmuch…

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