Torrent users in trouble
Think twice before visiting torrent sites or downloading torrents or you might end up in jail. Piracy was very easily achievable since the advent of torrents but the government has now used a simple way to stop people from using those sites.
Blocking didn’t workout
The government had earlier blocked torrent websites to hinder the users.The banning of these sites is done by DNS filtering.But, such bans were of no meaning because many internet users used VPN and proxies to download illegally.
Government’s new technique
The Indian government has now come up with a new idea to block these sites by using the giants in the business.Airtel and TATA communications who manage a lot of Internet gateways in India.In case you visit a blocked URL, you will get the following message
“This URL has been blocked under the instructions of the Competent Government Authority or in compliance with the orders of a Court of competent jurisdiction. Viewing, downloading, exhibiting or duplicating an illicit copy of the contents under this URL is punishable as an offence under the laws of India, including but not limited to under Sections 63, 63-A, 65 and 65-A of the Copyright Act, 1957 which prescribe imprisonment for 3 years and also fine of up to Rs. 3,00,000/-. Any person aggrieved by any such blocking of this URL may contact [email protected] who will, within 48 hours, provide you the details of relevant proceedings under which you can approach the relevant High Court or Authority for redressal of your grievance”
Now from the above message it is clear that TATA is maintaining these activities.The ban was initially implemented on the websites and no further warnings were given out to the users who apparently played a huge role for the piracy industry to bloom in India. But, now the Government Of India has come up hard against any user who tries to access such websites even if no downloading of content is done.