TamilRockers is a well-known website that publishes pirated copies of south Indian movies. Recently, the anti-piracy cell of Kerala Police nabbed five people in a film piracy racket. Three of them are from Tamilrockers.com. Google has blocked domains owned by TamilRockers, but still, tamilrockersss.com is available on one of the leading search engines. It seems that they have changed the name of the domain after the other domains got blocked.
The other domains are tamilrockers.com, tamilrockers.me, tamilrockers.co and tamilrockers.ac, which has been blocked by Google after the racket. As per the reports, TamilRockers and DVD rockers, another piracy website, together had bought a total of 19 domains online where they allegedly released new south Indian movies in case the police block one.
The police arrested the TamilRockers and DVD rockers members after tracking an e-mail which, according to the reports, had mentioned having a connection with the piracy website. Around seven cases have been filed against Tamilrockers including one for allegedly leaking the Mohanlal hit film Pulimurugan online. It is also believed to be behind the leak of Pranav Mohanlal’s debut film Aadhi.
Police have claimed that all the accused are young and academically qualified and some of them even hold degrees in MSc and BSc in computer science. The police also recovered laptops, hard disks and other gadgets used for piracy from their possession. The TamilRockers members had earned more than Rs 1 crore through film piracy.