Is this the end of Tamil Rockers?
Earlier this week, the Kerala police went on to accomplish what others were finding hard to do. They became successful in nabbing movie pirates; to be more precise, they have officially arrested the admin of Tamil Rockers. The infamous website Tamil Rockers grew popularity by making newly released films easily available on the internet. The website would have films the same day of its release. This illegal way of posting films online created a stir in the film industry. They went on to claim that this is making way for loss, as the audience avoid going to the theatre to watch the film and watch it on the site instead.
The anti-piracy division of Kerala Police arrested three members from Tamil Rockers website and two from DVD rockers. The five were held for posting the latest Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam films online through their websites using multiple domains. The police arrested them based on the complaint lodged by producers of the Malayalam films Ramleela and Pulimurugan.
How did the police nab them?
The police traced the members by figuring out their bank account details. This was after the team received information from the advertising agency which wanted to host the ads on their website. Upon investigation, the police were able to figure out that the main admin of Tamil Rockers earned about 1 crore over the past few months through this business.
In the past, the Tamil Nadu TPFC and the Kerala government had made several attempts to block the website by contacting the centre’s computer emergency response team to instruct all internet service providers. However, these efforts didn’t yield much result since Tamil Rockers website would resurface with another domain.
By arresting the core members of these websites, it looks like the police have put an end to the top websites streaming films illegally. Let’s hope this doesn’t happen in the future.