If you are a movie or web series lover, you must be very well aware of the term ‘piracy’. Piracy is really common on the Internet. As a country, India is known to play a major role in promoting piracy as there is a huge chunk of the audience that still watch pirated copies of movies and shows through illegal mediums. Tamilrockers is one of the popular piracy sites that many people look up to for downloading movies and web series for free. Although there are several torrent sites available on the internet, Tamilrockers is one of the oldest players in this field.
In this article, you will get a detailed overview of this notorious website for downloading movies and other entertainment-related content illegally.
Disclaimer- We do not promote the use of torrent sites or any illegal ways to download copyright-protected content; the information given here is only for educational purposes.
Tamilrockers- An Introduction
Tamilrockers.com is an Indian torrent website that allows illegal streaming and lets users download movies and other streaming content such as movies and TV shows from various film industries such as Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, and Bollywood for free. Tamilrockers used to be the most popular torrent site for offering fresh and latest content. This site has a history of providing links to recently released movies. It also includes a wide range of genres and region-oriented content.
The website seemed to follow the footsteps of Pirate Bay, which is another worldwide famous for providing the latest movies with instant download torrents, and it offered both Bollywood and Hollywood movies.
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Websites Similar to Tamilrockers
There are several sites on the internet that are also involved in promoting piracy, just like Tamilrockers. Have a look at the table given below:
Latest Movies Leaked by Tamilrockers
The site has recently leaked various latest movies, including:
Gunjan Saxena, Dark, Rasbhari, Bulbul, Paatal Lok, Aarya, Family Man, Penguin, Gulabo Sitabo, Chintu Ka Birthday, Avengers: Endgame, Choked, Raktanchal, Betaal, Illegal, Super 30, Article 15, Uri: The Surgical Strike, Kabir Singh The Raikar Case, Hundred, Extraction, Hasmukh, Money Heist, The Lion King, and Frozen.
Working Links of Tamilrockers Proxy Sites
As piracy is illegal in India, Tamilrockers website got banned in India; but still, you will find a lot of proxy sites available on the internet that works just like the original Tamilrockers website. The website manages to stay online through its proxy sites, i.e., by changing its domain name extension.
Here is a compiled list of all the popular domains or proxy sites of Tamilrockers:
Status of Tamilrockers in India
Tamilrockers.in was founded in the year 2011 by three people who were arrested in 2018. Further, in May 2019, more Tamilrockers members were arrested in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
Though it was an Indian website, it had contributors from every corner of the world. It is said that movies that were available on the website, were uploaded after recording them from local theatres.
According to sources, various DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) reports have been filed against the site by Amazon International and thus the site was removed from the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) registry.
The site had to face a ban and several legal actions were taken by law enforcement agencies to block the other similar websites which were promoting infringement. However, Tamilrockers said to change its domain name very frequently to survive in the market.
A survey has revealed that around 18 percent of the Indian population was found to stream content illegally using torrent sites, and thus Tamilrockers managed to gain all name and fame in a very short period.
The producers and regional filmmakers started considering this site as a threat and thus requested the Government of India to ban this site. As piracy is illegal in India, the Indian government banned Tamilrockers, but the website managed to stay online by changing its domain name extension and was also accessible through proxy sites.
How Does Tamilrockers Affect Revenue?
As it is offering all the popular movies and web series for free, Tamilrockers is causing a huge loss to the film industry in terms of revenue. The makers of the movies or the web series that get illegally leaked do not get the due for their hard work. The producers invest a lot of money while creating a movie and when people download or watch them for free through sites like Tamilrockers, this causes them a huge loss of revenue.
Over the years, Tamilrockers have leaked a lot of blockbuster movies on the first day of their release and some even before their official release. Due to this, a very small number of movie fans visit theaters or get a subscription to watch the movie.
As per a rough estimate, the film industry loses $2.8 billion every year due to illegal downloads.
Piracy sites like Tamilrockers have always been a matter of concern not only for the filmmakers but for the audience as well.
The reason is visiting such piracy sites can cause harm to your device as all the links that you see there are not legitimate; some are only there to infect your device with a virus or steal your personal information by downloading malware or malicious software on your device.
Hence, it is not recommended visiting piracy sites or download content illegally. There are a lot of OTT platforms that come with inexpensive subscription charges, or you can look out for legal options to watch movies for free, such as MX Player.
Steps Taken by Government to Eliminate Piracy
The government is making all the possible efforts to eliminate piracy from the internet completely. It has even put a complete ban on several sites, but still, there are many that are operating illegally on the internet.
In order to put a complete ban on piracy, government of India has even introduced some acts like Cinematograph Act that got approved in 2019. As per this act, 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.