Indian Cyber Army Talks On Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’ leaked online – Times Of India
India is not only the biggest film producer in the world making between 1500 and 2000 movies each year, including the cult Bollywood movies, it also has one of the highest rates of broadcast piracy in the world.Movie piracy is “The unauthorized taking, copying or use of copyrighted materials without permission.” The history of movie piracy is tangled up in ever-advancing technologies. Video equipment, DVDs and the Internet have all played a part in obtaining and selling films illegally.
Movie piracy causes extreme economic loss in countries all over the world. International, federal and state laws exist to protect consumers, companies and artists from copyright theft.Consumers are hurt inadvertently by movie piracy. Worldwide, movies are a source of entertainment. When pirates drain money from the movie industry and all its peripheral industries, film quality may become compromised. What begins as a valuable product becomes too expensive to produce. The MPAA recommends that consumers stand up against counterfeit street-sold DVDs and Internet theft.
With the HD version of actor Rajinikanth’s film Kabali being leaked online, the threat of growing illegal market looms large on the Indian film industry. The leak, which happened in Malaysia, has raised a question on what steps are being taken to stop this demon.
Earlier, Anurag Kashyap’s Udta Punjab and Indra Kumar’s Great Grand Masti were leaked even before their release, and with Kabali’s leak — despite the producers moving Madras High Cort and getting an interim injunction restraining 169 internet service providers (ISPs) in the country from giving access to illegal websites — Bollywood seems to have reached its tipping point. After Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Udta Punjab’ was leaked last month, piracy organisations have allegedly leaked the most awaited movie of the year, Salman Khan-Anushka Sharma-starrer ‘Sultan.‘
Confirming the news, Cyber-Crime Analyst Says:-
The ‘Sultan’ leak came just a day before the movie hits theatres in over 4500 screens across India. A crime investigator, Kislay Chaudhary has reportedly claimed that the 2 hours 36 minute-long movie is available online and has also shared various screenshots of the same with media houses. He also said that many websites have been blocked since Tuesday and links have been removed immediately after upload.