Just Dial supposed that Infomedia 18 had copied its extensive database and was displaying the same on its website askme.in, thereby infringing Just Dial’s copyright in its valuable database. The Delhi High Court has granted an exparte injunction against Infomedia 18, restraining them from infringing Just Dial’s copyright and from running the website askme.in till the next date of hearing.
High Court has also appointed commissioners to visit Infomedia 18 Ltd’s office in Delhi and Mumbai and to seize and take into custody all the CPUs, compact, floppy discs and/or other storage media containing any part of the commercial or business directory database belonging to Just Dial.
As the local search space is mounting up, the common practice of steeling and copying is bound to happen. One such incident would prevent many doing again. This move from Just Dial has proved its mark of leadership in the space.