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Introduction:
One of the biggest problems in India’s entertainment {Especially in film industry} industry is the online piracy of content. Numerous illegal websites upload pirated content on its illegal websites within hours of its release without having the proper copyrights. Indian and other countries governments have strict laws against these websites but they continue to operate, which causes damage to the production houses and entertainment industry as a big whole.

What is All About Piracy?
Definition Piracy
Piracy refers to the unauthorized duplication of copyrighted content that is then sold at substantially lower prices in the ‘grey’ market. The ease of access to technology has meant that over the years, piracy has become more rampant. For example, CD writers are available off the shelf at very low prices, making music piracy a simple affair.

Description of Piracy
Many laws have been made to prevent privacy. Internationally, the laws for punishing piracy in developed countries are stringent and punitive in nature. In Asian countries and more in India too, it does not get the attention at the national level due to more engaging issues at hand. However, the industry, especially the IT and music industry, has been taking an active interest in stemming the rot. These organizations identify sources of music piracy and then conduct raids with the help of the police. However, convictions are few and the penalties not harsh enough to act as a deterrent.
Piracy is done in many ways like video piracy, cable piracy, and DVD/CD piracy. Video piracy takes place when a film is produced in the form of a video cassette without proper authorization from the right holder i.e. the producer. Often, film producers sell video rights to another party (generally after six weeks or more of release in theatres), which makes video cassettes for selling, or lending.
The videocassettes on sale are meant for home viewing only. Cable piracy refers to the unauthorized transmission of films through cable networks. Very often, films, especially the new releases, are shown through cable without permission from the rights holder. Piracy is a rare phenomenon in satellite channels because these are organized and generally do not show films without buying proper rights.
Music piracy refers to the unauthorized replication of music cassettes that flood the market as soon as the launch of a new release. Music companies’ revenues hit hard by the deluge of pirated compact discs and cassettes, as these are available at substantially lower prices compared to that at stores.
DVD/VCD piracy of Indian films happens in the international markets. The prints sent for the overseas screening of the film are pirated, typically at any of the Middle East country airports. DVD/VCD prints are prepared and are send to Pakistan. From Pakistan, these prints may even travel to Nepal and enter the country by land.

What is the government doing to stop piracy?
The Government has taken definitive steps to eradicate the piracy of films. As per the Cinematograph Act approved in 2019, any individual found recording a movie without the written consent of the producers can face a jail term up to 3 years. Besides this, a fine of ?10 lakhs can also be imposed on the culprits. People circulating pirated copies on illegal torrent websites can also face a jail term.

Will you go to jail or be fined for downloading a movie illegally?
According to the piracy law in India, if a person is taken to the court and it is proven that he/she has knowingly infringed or helped someone else infringe and download a copyrighted movie from Movies Counter free online movies, then it would be considered to be a criminal act. The court will assume that the person knew of the infringement because in most cases the movie contains a watermark or notice which indicates that it is a copyrighted work.

Under the law, the punishment for a person being convicted for their first such offense is a jail term for six months and three years, with a fine between ?50,000 and ?200,000 (depending on the seriousness of the offense).

Illegal downloaders, you might not be criminals in India, but be careful if you are outside of India

Reasons to Avoid Pirated Content
It’s Dangerous
Supporting Criminals
No Bargain
Harms Content Creators

Is there any threat to our computer or mobile/tablet if we use these websites?
Yes, there are chances that your system may get corrupt or stop working as these torrent websites are completely unsafe for usage because the ads they use for revenue generation is unsafe for any of the devices. The processor of your devices may crash permanently. Also, users’ IP and device access are tracked to steal your data and if necessary, for Gov may track devices access to these websites.

Precautions that people take while using illegal Movie streaming sites.
Using Adblocker toolbar to avoid those ads – PopAds and some other ad networks allow ads even if you use adblockers and some may forcefully to disable adblockers.
Using VPNs and related apps to bypass your restrictions – As per the terms & conditions of Internet usage of any country have full access to track your visits even though you use any bypass networks.

In how many languages movies can be downloads or watched from these sites?
Almost all the languages are available on these websites to download the latest movies. Some of the prominent languages available is Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Punjabi, Kannada, Malayalam and lot more.

Is there any age limit for using these websites?
No, there is no age limit for using these websites as this can be used by anywhere knower of computer and internet. The website never demands any signup before downloading movies or any other videos, also its completely illegal to use these websites.

Conclusion:
The readers of this article are advised to read this article as an eye-opening material. We have not written this for the promotion of any illegal torrent sites or downloadable websites, instead for the awareness of readers so that as a reader you should stop using any illegal torrent website if you are using it for downloading movies. We personally emphasize the use of legal websites instead of using illegal websites. If you continue to use these websites, then you may be detained by the legal authority and put behind the bars. if you love your favourite superstars, then you should abstain from using these illegitimate torrent websites and show your real love to them.

Disclaimer – PJ Digital Marketing does not aim to promote or condone piracy in any way. Piracy is an act of crime and is considered a serious offence under the Copyright Act of 1957. The Complete details on this page aims to inform the general public about piracy and encourage them to be safe from such acts (Copyright Act of 1957). With kind we also further request you not to encourage or engage in piracy in any form.

Author

PJ

PJ is the Digital Marketer & Founder of PJ Digital Marketing, has involved in this field from 2010 onwards. Also the owner of a few more sites in different fields.

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