The infamous pirate website Tamil Rockers, which leaked movies, television episodes, and music just before or soon after their debut. This damaged the Tamil cinema industry by making it possible for anyone to enjoy the newest entertainment without having to pay.
Popularity of Tamil Rockers
Tamil Rockers was a group steeped into online piracy at first in the Indian film industry and gradually going global. They reportedly debuted at the time when piracy sites like Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents were at their prime around 2011.
With piracy sites like Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents being the first choice for audiences to download contents for free globally, Tamil Rockers started to upload pirated versions of South Indian movies on their websites. This made them fly under the radar of authorities at that time.
As the website started gaining popularity for pirating South Indian movies, soon they would start uploading pirated versions of Bollywood movies as well.
With their recognition going Tamil Rockers started to pirate Hollywood and other International movies and television series. By this time they had become as popular as Kickass Torrents and Pirate Bay, especially on the subcontinent.
Origin of Tamil Rockers
The size of Tamil Rockers is still a closely-kept secret. They resemble Pirate Bay, a website where users may download pirated content for free. Their reach has expanded beyond the Indian subcontinent, and they operate on a global scale.
The Kerala police detained three individuals who were connected to Tamil Rockers in March 2008. These arrests were conducted by the police in Villupuram, Tamil Nadu.
A police investigation into the accused’s bank activities, according to one media report, showed that they must have made more than Rs 1 crore from the illegal website.
Does Tamil Rockers exist today?
If claims are to be believed, the website is no longer active. They allegedly stopped doing business in 2020. Another piracy website, Tamil MV, sent a message, “Thanks to TR for his wonderful services for a decade! — from team TMV (The site was shut down by themselves, nothing more than that).
However, there are still mirror websites and clone websites online. Only a few days after their debut, the newest movies and web series are frequently pirated online.
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