An Indian court has overturned a decision to block file sharing sites in the country, allowing web users to access video and file-sharing sites such as The Pirate Bay.
The Madras High Court last month made Indian internet service providers block access to entire sites to prevent a single film from being shared online.
The new order was issued following an appeal filed by a consortium of ISP's and states that only specific web addresses or URL's carrying pirated content should be blocked, but not the entire website.
In late March, Chennai-based Copyrightlabs, an Indian anti-piracy firm, won a court order that made Indian ISPs and phone firms stop their customers reaching websites that were illegally sharing copies of certain Bollywood films.
The order allowed copyright holders to request a website be taken down to prevent illegal downloads.
The ruling led to a series of cyber-attacks by the hacker group Anonymous, which targeted a number of Indian websites, including those for government departments and India's Supreme Court.
Anonymous said the attacks were carried out in retaliation against blocks imposed on video and file-sharing sites.
The internet hacking group then staged numerous protests against "internet censorship" in India.
- Malinda Dharshana/Reports