Tamil Rockers: Who are they?

Tamil Rockers: Who are they?

Tamil Rockers is a website synonymous to Tamil cinema in the online world. They release new movies in hours, online. Making the producers who invest in cinema, worry. Their, earnings are basically from the ad revenue, just like all the websites in the world which make a living through it. Since there is no subscriptions, that mode of revenue is nil.

  • The site requires users to register before they can download any content and registration is available only through an invite at the moment. Copies of pirated movies are shared via torrents or other cloud-based file sharing sites.
  • The website is hosted by US-based Sucuri and the servers located in Menifee, California. The website’s domain name, on the other hand, seems to be from the Czech Republic.
  • This a common tactic used by piracy sites that maintain mirror domains, or replica links, to their website in different countries. It helps them to get back running if law enforcement agencies try to block them.
  • The website had previously gained notoriety when it uploaded a screener copy of Premam, a Malayalam film, that was meant for the censor board.
  • Investigators were unable to identify the owners of the website but The Hindu reported that an administrator of the website routinely uses a Sri Lankan IP address.

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