Type of site
|Torrent site, Magnet links provider|
Tamilrockers is a website which facilitates the distribution of copyrighted material, including television shows, movies, music and videos. The site allows visitors to search for and download copyrighted material with the help of magnet links and torrent files, which facilitate peer-to-peer file sharing. In India, most internet service providers have been ordered to block access to the website. The website continues operation by switching to a series of new web addresses.
Tamil Rockers was a bootleg recording network which was founded in 2011 and later became a public torrent website that links to pirated copies of Indian films in addition to Hollywood movies dubbed into regional languages such as Tamil, Telugu and Hindi along with the original English audio.
On 15 March 2018, three men said to be behind the site were arrested. One of the men was believed to be the site administrator.
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