The Delhi High Court took a significant step to protect the personality and publicity rights of Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor. An interim John Doe order was issued to prevent any misuse of Kapoor’s image and persona for commercial purposes, including on social media platforms and e-commerce websites.
According to the court order, unauthorized entities are prohibited from exploiting Anil Kapoor’s name, voice, image, or dialogue for commercial gains in an illegal manner. This extends to preventing the creation of merchandise, ringtones, or any other products using Kapoor’s persona without proper authorization.
It has also restricted the use of his likeness in GIFs for monetary purposes or any other commercial activities that could infringe upon his rights. To further enforce these measures, domains likehave been ordered to be suspended and blocked immediately.
It’s worth noting that this interim order follows a similar one issued by the Delhi High Court in a case involving veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan in the previous year. The rulings set a precedent for the protection of celebrity rights in India, sending a strong message about the importance of respecting and upholding the personal and publicity rights of public figures in an era of artificial intelligence.