Recently torrents were shut down after the owner was caught in Poland since then there is no service, yet there are some clone websites which are still running. But eventually, even those will be closed. Also, most of the torrent websites have been blocked. Major torrents sites have been seized and founders are sentenced to prison. Not only that the Indian government has also banned many torrent sites and other similar sites which are illegally hosting copyright content.
Well we all have some plan always to play against the government, VPN yes we use services like VPN to browse these sites by jumping the IP address, But this time, the government has a plan b to stop you from browsing the following sites.
Now the big news is that if you browse these torrents and download the copyrighted content then you will get in a big time trouble If you even try to access these URL’s you may get a three-year jail sentence and a huge fine of RS. 3 lakhs.
If you visit the URLs such as the one below with the warning message “This URL has been blocked under the instructions of the Competent Government Authority or in compliance with the orders of a Court of competent jurisdiction. Viewing, downloading, exhibiting or duplicating an illicit copy of the contents of this URL is punishable as an offense under the laws of India, including but not limited to under Sections 63, 63-A, 65 and 65-A of the Copyright Act, 1957 which prescribe imprisonment for 3 years and also fine of up to Rs. 3,00,000/-.
Any person aggrieved by any such blocking of this URL may contact at firstname.lastname@example.org who will, within 48 hours, provide you the details of relevant proceedings under which you can approach the relevant High Court or Authority for redressal of your grievance”
The above rules will be applicable if you just access or download a torrent file from the host. End of the day you will pay 3 lakh rupees fine just for a couple of movie downloads.
This step was easy to follow in India so the Indian government has stepped forward because many websites were blocked on DNS level and then with the use of VPN service it allows you to access blocked sites. So the government has decided to stop users from using VPN in order to stop the accessibility of those sites.
Actually torrent is not an illegal website or a file sharing website. It is just the method of sharing the content among the world, But the government is handling this in another level which most of the users are not happy about.