In the Matter Sony Pictures Animation Inc v FLIXHD.CC & Ors. a lawsuit Sony Pictures Animation Inc. filed, claiming ownership of the film’s copyright.Spider-Man: Across The SpiderVerse is scheduled for release on June 2 according to Sony, and even though the copyright and broadcasting rights to the film belong exclusively to Sony, many of these errant websites have also promoted the upcoming broadcast.
Observation of the court
More than 100 shady websites were forbidden by the Delhi High Court’s single-judge bench Justice C. Hari Shankar from streaming or hosting the upcoming animated films Spider-Man: Across The SpiderVerse and its precursor Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.
An order issued on May 29 ordered the government authorities to issue a notification in this regard and also ordered the internet service providers (ISPs) to ban access to these websites. The Court ruled that “Spider-Man: Across The SpiderVerse” and “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse,” as well as all other defendants acting on their behalf, are prohibited from posting, streaming, reproducing, distributing, or otherwise making publicly accessible any cinematograph work/content/program in which the plaintiff has a copyright on their websites or through the internet.
After analysing the case, the Court decided that Sony had established a prima facie case, and as a result, it issued an interim injunction order. The Bench summoned the parties involved in the lawsuit and scheduled a hearing with the joint registrar for July 31.