Bigg Boss 17 will no longer be illegally aired or streamed, according to a restraining order issued by the Delhi High Court in response to a Viacom18 case.
The reality television program “Bigg Boss” has been made illegal to stream online, and the Delhi High Court has taken measures to stop it. It has also stressed that the rise of websites that are showing their content illegally will encourage piracy.
In response to a lawsuit by Viacom18 Media Private Limited, the Delhi High Court has taken action to forbid the unauthorized streaming and broadcasting of Bigg Boss season 17.
According to the court’s ruling, unapproved websites are not allowed to host, broadcast, rebroadcast, stream, or retransmit any episodes of the show. It has been made clear that these measures are required to stop the growth of websites that illegitimately disseminate BB 17 content since this might greatly encourage piracy. Despite the program’s enormous popularity, the court emphasized that any unauthorized use of its content would be a breach of the plaintiff’s copyright over the show’s broadcast and reproduction rights.
In response to the court’s ruling, Viacom18’s General Counsel, Anil Lale, remarked, “The issuance of this proactive injunction order highlights the court’s deep appreciation for the intrinsic worth of content and the urgent necessity to combat piracy promptly. The court’s proactive approach offers invaluable reinforcement to our ongoing battle against piracy.”
A further point made by the Delhi High Court was that JioCinema, the plaintiff’s subscription-based OTT platform, runs the danger of losing its user base if unapproved websites are allowed to illegally broadcast these programs. Salman Khan’s reality show wouldn’t suffer much piracy with these stringent directives from one of the highest Indian courts.