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Indians Now Face 3 Years in Prison For Using BitTorrent

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  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

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    time to start using a vpn kiddies...

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    Blocking torrent portals and other pirate sites is nothing new in India, but a recently updated blocking message is causing panic among torrenters.

    According to a new blocking notification, torrent users face a prison sentence up to three years and a hefty fine if they continue downloading copyright infringing content.

    Starting a few days ago, many Indian Internet users noticed that their favorite torrent websites were blocked and displaying a rather scary message.

    The notice reads that the site in question has been blocked per instruction of the Government or through a court order, similar to what it said before.

    In addition, it adds that those who still access the content in question may face up to three years in prison and a hefty fine.

    "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/-."

    Several Indian news outlets have started to warn their readership that the threat is real. India Today, for example, reports that merely downloading a torrent file or viewing a copyrighted image from a file-hosting site may land people in prison.

    "You don't have to download a torrent file, and then the actual videos or other files, which might have copyright. Just accessing information under a blocked URL will land you in jail and leave your bank account poorer by Rs 3 lakh," the news site reports.

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    https://torrentfreak.com/indian-piracy-blocks-scare-torrent-users-prison-sentence-160822/
     
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  2. Conor

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    Forget murderers and rapists, pirates are the true criminals and they deserve to face justice.
     
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  3. deal with it

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    Now lets go to jail all of us indians, fuck the economy even more.

    Most indian movies are shit and these people want me to check out them by going to cinema ? Never.
    and films are making good money if not great. I don't feel a shit for them personally.
     
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    I will keep using bittorrent and i don't give a fuck
     
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  5. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    The law is from 1957 so how is it "NOW" face ?
     
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  7. wisdomkid

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    All Indian torrent users knows that VPN is the best shot.
     
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    thaqu Registered Member

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    "Bwah Bwah why are we not allowed to steal other peoples property?"
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  9. The Scarlet Pimp

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    those guys are dangerous! much easier to go after the 15-year-olds.
     
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    Wont be long now, the entire worlds population will be under full control on the web
     
  11. magicverify

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    India got rules
     
  12. XxUnivaxX

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    Downloaded stuff from torrent yesterday and today.
    If they really going to put users in jail, I suppose all indian males within age of 15-30 would found guilty.

    Instead they should work and clear the cases that are on hold from past 10 years.
     
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    Why people download pirated copies? These Big Firms should think about the root cause of the issue as going after pirates and users are not going to be a permanent cure. If the media industry would provide value for money and ease of purchase, why won't people purchase instead of downloading freely? Most if not all people do not like to steal.