Madras High Court Banned12,000+ Websites to Avoid Piracy of '2.0'
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Madras High Court Banned 12,000+ Websites to Avoid Piracy of ‘2.0’

‘One of the most anticipated movies of the year is here. The Rajnikanth starrer ‘2.0’ was released on Thursday, 29th Nov 2018. And in just a day, it received an amazing response from the audience. To ensure that piracy won’t affect the film’s business at all, the Madra High Court has ordered to block over 12,000 websites that show pirated versions of movies. the long list includes nearly 2,000 websites solely operated by ‘TamilRockers’.

According to reports, Lyca Productions Private Limited, the movie’s producer filed a plea to ensure ‘2.0’ remain unaffected by piracy. Justice M Sundar on Wednesday has passed an order in favor and directed 37 internet service providers (ISPs) to block over 12,000 illegal websites that were produced in court by Lyca’s counsel Vijayan Subramanian.

A major reason why ‘TamilRockers’ is highlighted lies in the fact that every time the site is blocked, it immediately creates mirror websites by changing an insignificant part of the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) or other extensions. Thus, it can show the infringing material with just minimal effort. The Lyca counsel head said that they have tried to produce an extensive list of possible extensions the infamous website can create.

Under the Copyright Act, Lyca Productions already acquired all exploitation and distribution rights including music and theatrical, TV, internet, digital and home videos. ‘2.0’ is the latest and one of the most expensive ventures of the production house. It is the debut of Akshay Kumar in Tamil industry and also stars Amy Jackson. The film is a sequel to Endhiran (Robot) released in 2010.

Directed by S.Shankar, the film has a mega release that will cover over 7,000 screens. It is releasing in 5 languages at once that includes Mandarin in China. The film’s trailer has already garnered over 13 million views and now that the film is in theatres, let’s sees if it will entertain the audience just as the original film did in 2010?

Madras High Court Banned 12,000+ Websites to Avoid Piracy of ‘2.0’