Online Piracy of Live Sports Telecasts in India

30 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2018 Last revised: 17 Oct 2018

Date Written: February 13, 2018


This article highlights the limited protection available to sports webcasters and organizers against online piracy of their webcasts under the Indian copyright law. It posits that with growing popularity of digital viewership of sports events, this lacuna has created an uneven playing field between sports broadcasters and webcasters, which has an overall negative impact on the local sports industry.

Suggested Citation

Sharma, Seemantani, Online Piracy of Live Sports Telecasts in India (February 13, 2018). Marquette Sports Law Review (Vol. 28, No. 2). Available at SSRN:

Seemantani Sharma (Contact Author)

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