On one hand, there are OTT platforms that are there to give a boost to the entertainment industry and on the other hand, there are piracy sites like 1337x, Gomovies, Moviesda, Putlocker, 9xmovies, and so on., that are reaping the fruits of hard work of Bollywood producers. These sites are known to leak movies and TV shows illegally on their platform to download and watch them for free.
Piracy is one of the major concerns affecting the entertainment industry worldwide. Sites like 1337x are causing a huge loss to moviemakers; although several attempts have been made by the Indian Government to ban such websites, still, there is no end to online piracy.
The movie freaks have started loving these piracy sites as they get to download and watch their favorite movie for free that too in high quality. This encourages such unlawful acts and that’s why there is a rise in the number of sites leaking movies illegally. As a result, this affects the box office collection of producers due to fewer people visiting the cinema to watch movies.
Disclaimer- We do not promote or endorse privacy in any way. Piracy is equivalent to a crime and is considered a serious offense under the Copyright Act of 1957. The information available here is just to make the readers aware of the pirated content and not to indulge in such illegal activities.
1337x- An Introduction
One of the well-known piracy sites that let users download movies and web series for free 1337x is one of the most-visited torrent sites. The site has a huge collection of movies and other content to offer in the form of torrent files and magnet links. For more than 5 years now, the website has maintained its position in the list of top 5 piracy websites for the reason that it lets its users download movies for free or stream them online.
Not only Hindi movies, 1337x website also has a lot of other language movies that are popular in India that can be watched without spending a penny. The website is famous all across the globe for offering pirated videos for free. The search tab lets the users easily find the movies, web series and TV shows from the huge content available on their website.
As these sites are always on the radar of the Indian government and get banned from time to time for offering pirated content; even 1337x got banned, but this gave rise to a lot of 1337x proxy and mirror sites that work in the same way as the original website.
Movies and Shows Leaked by 1337x
From the past several years, 1337x has been leaking a lot of pirated content such as movies and TV shows. The website has even released popular Hollywood movies lately including Ford v Ferrari, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, The Lion King, Bird of Prey, Joker and others. Most of the blockbuster Hollywood movies have been leaked by 1337x.to. Apart from this, the site has also been accused of releasing pirated copies of Bollywood movies such as Dabangg 3, Pagalpanti and others. The movies and web series released by OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, have also been illegally made available on this online piracy giant that too for free. Here are some of the other movies leaked by 1337x and have been watched and downloaded by millions of users- Dolittle, 1917, The Lion King, Avengers: Endgame, Parasite, Bala, NGK, Love Aaj Kal, Dabangg 3
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Status of 1337x in India
Piracy is an illegal act in most of the countries including India and over time, the Indian government has banned a lot of piracy websites including 1337x, Tamilrockers, Moviesda and others. Even after making several efforts, the government has failed to completely eliminate all the torrent sites and out a full stop on piracy. To escape the ban, the torrent sites come up with a new domain extension making it difficult to keep a check on pirated websites. Similarly, 1337x has changed a lot of domains and its proxy sites are also available, hence a lot of movies are still getting leaked by this website.
Steps Taken By Government to Stop Piracy
There is no doubt that the Government is taking a lot of steps in removing piracy from the entertainment industry. Even the Cinematograph Act that got approved in 2019 punishes copyright violators and any person found recording a movie and leaking it online without the permission of the producers can face a jail term of up to 3 years including a fine of ₹10 lakhs can also be imposed on the person found guilty. Apart from this, anyone who is involved in circulating pirated copies of movies on other torrent websites will also be liable for punishment under the same act.
As per the piracy law in India, if a person knowingly infringes the law or helps someone to download copyrighted content from 1337x, then it is a criminal offense and as per the law, the punishment is a jail term of 6 months and 3 years, together with a fine between ₹50,000 and ₹200,000.