There appeared to be some confusion about what exactly the Delhi High Court means by "status quo". Last week, on the basis of information received from Luthra & Luthra, representing Cricbuzz in the case over Mobile rights to Cricket Scores, we had reported that the status quo prior to the judgment had been reinstated, and mobile companies could provide Cricket scores. Yesterday, we received a similar statement from OnMobile Global, also a party in this case (see below). However, we also received a "clarification" from STAR saying that our earlier report, which suggests that mobile operators have been permitted to provide live score updates is erroneous and we should "make necessary amendments to your article or remove it in entirety to avoid miscommunication." We had requested STAR for a copy of the Delhi High Court order, and they sent us this link to an upload from Spicy IP: document. As per a certified copy of the same that we subsequently received from Cricbuzz, the order states that the status quo should be maintained, saying that "Till the next date of hearing, as a purely interim arrangement without in any manner expressing opinion on the merits of the dispute, the status quo, as existed on the date of the impugned order shall be maintained by the parties provided each of the appellant deposits Rs 10 Lacs in Court within a week. The amounts so deposited shall be kept in separate short term Fixed Deposits by the Registrar to be renewed from time to time…
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