Zone-h.org was blocked in 2009 based upon interim injunction moved before Delhi High Court by E2 Labs Information Security Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, wherein defamation was alleged.
The plaintiffs submitted that plaintiff no.1 had entered into a partnership agreement with PIT Consulting Spa Corporation which is organized and incorporated under the laws of Italy through its partner Mr Roberto Preatoni i.e., defendant no.1. It is contended that on account of difference of opinion, the partnership agreement did not go through. It is further contended that defendant nos 1 to 4 not only released confidential data concerning the plaintiff no.1 on the Internet but they have also resorted to release of defamatory statements on the internet. He further contended that based on the plaintiffs complaint a FIR dated 16.11.2009 was registered with the police station Central Crime Station, Hyderabad. It is contended that since the defamatory statements are on the internet and are accessible within the jurisdiction of this Court, the jurisdiction to entertain and try the suit will lie with this court.
The Interim Injunction was granted on 4 December 2009 itself, which resulted in blocking of Zone-h.org website in India, while the matter kept pending in the court for over 5 years but finally court made the final hearing on 05 August 2015. It has been held that Plaintiff have failed to file certificate under section 65B of the Evidence Act and also failed to appear before the court. Therefore, it seems Plaintiffs are not interested in prosecuting the present suit. Therefore, the same is accordingly dismissed in default and for non-prosecution alongwith the pending application and the contempt petitions.
This has resulted in unblocking of Zone-h.org website, but it seems the website that used to report on various Hacking/Security news, is not being regularly updated. Though it celebrated 10th birthday in 2012 !