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World Cup 2014: 219 websites blocked in India, after Sony complaint

Update: As per an updated court order, that isn't yet on the Delhi High Court website, 219 websites are being blocked, not 472, as was mentioned in the previous court order. A copy of the new order is with MediaNama, and we will update shortly with a new list of websites. No Google websites are listed, but many file storage and torrent websites are there. That said, a friend told me that Google Docs is not accessible via MTNL Delhi (using MTNL DNS) in Okhla. Another user tweeted this: @nixxin Docs and .gl are not accessible in BSNL Gujarat too. @googleindia @RajanAnandan — Ronak Bhagdev (@RonakBhagdev) July 7, 2014 Update: Google's has responded to a query from MediaNama regarding what course of action they intend to take. The statement: "We do not have the details of the order yet, thereby we are unable to comment on the specifics of this case. There is no interupption of our services mentioned in the order as of now." Important: Just because you're able to access these via your ISP, doesn't mean that everyone else can, or that the court hasn't ordered their blocking. Earlier: As many has 472 websites, including Google Docs, Google Video and Google's URL shortener goo.gl, have been blocked in India, as per instructions from the Delhi High Court, after a complaint by Multi Screen Media, the Sony owned media company that is broadcasting the FIFA World Cup live in India on its Sony Six channels. Some of these sites including Google…

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