Tamil Rockers torrent website has been under the police radar for a while and three members from the website were reportedly arrested in Coimbatore.
The cops have been in look out of the administrators who operated from different IP addresses and the arrests have been made following some solid inputs, it is said.
Interestingly, the site became popular among Tamil movie buffs owing to a fairly large demand and supply chain. There are many who have been depending on this website to watch films for a while now.
The website uploaded the pirated versions of Tamil, Telugu, English, Malayalam and other language films on their site. The site is said to have connection with international piracy rackets, too.
Especially, the website had a good collection of pirated copies of the Tamil movies from the last couple of years. It provided high-quality videos as well as ordinary ‘camera prints’.
Apart from allowing users to ‘free download’ the content, Tamil Rockers had a premium service to cater to its regular visitors. A report by the Hindu says that the website charged Rs 50 per head for the premium account holders to download Malayalam blockbuster Premam (before it was officially released) and made lakhs of rupees from it. The daily had added that a US-based server hosts the website.