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Here’s why Bombay High Court declined two John Doe orders

"I found the reliefs to be overbroad. They were directed against to entire websites." Justice G.S. Patel of the Bombay High Court, on the 4th of July, passed orders that should hopefully put an end to torrent sites being blocked in India in their entirety, reports SpicyIP. According to the orders (for Balaji Motion Pictures' Great Grand Masti, here and here and for Yash Raj Films' Sultan), only specific URLs with infringing content will be blocked, the blocks will be time-bound, till October 4th 2016, and for any additional links, the movie studios will have to approach the Cyber Crime Cell, which will have to verify the infringement before allowing the block. The order references two Spicy IP articles, one by Prof Shamnad Basheer, here, and one by SpicyIP Fellow Vasundhara Majithia, here. Last month, we explained the modus operandi of movie studios in seeking…

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