Few days ago we told you that Kickass Torrent is back. Now the latest buzz on the most illegal website is that if you visit the website a report suggests, you might be committing a crime, one that earns a 3 lakh fine and 3 years in jail.
Bombay High Court recently asked internet service providers in India to not just block URLs but also explain to users why the URLs are blocked and possibly warn them of consequences of illegally accessing copyright work.
On a URL which showcases such banned content, a warning will pop up on your screen: “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 upto Rs 3,00,000/-. Any person aggrieved by any such blocking of this URL may contact at email@example.com 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”
This is a happy news for the Bollywood industries as well as all the supporters of Bollywood. Now the films won’t leak before it release. This idea is generally to tell the people that downloading of films is illegal. The message not only implies that you may get in trouble if you download a film but may also face the law if you just manage to access that URL and “view” the content of the URL. We are glad to know that now no films will be illegally leaked online before releasing at the silver screen.
Now Bollywood is safe.