I haven’t seen the order so I won’t comment further, but I think it is rather interesting that the ISPs approached the Court for this. Perhaps it was the drop in bandwidth usage (and hence purchase) of customers, or perhaps it was the protests and negative media attention that came on the ISPs. In any case, this is definitely more equitable and sensible than blocking entire websites. I’m told that the blocked sites have started becoming accessible once again.
In an update to the seemingly random mass censoring of video and torrent sites about a month ago, an ISP consortium approached the Madras High Court for a clarification as to the extent of the Ashok Kumar interim injunction. According to MediaNama, who have a copy of the order issued on June 15th, 2012, the Madras HC clarified that only specific URLs containing the allegedly infringing content are to be hit by this injunction and not entire websites. This is certainly a very welcome clarification considering the amount of legal content that became inaccessible as a result of entire websites being blocked.