This is a big day for South movie industry. As per the latest update 5 members of the Tamil Rockers and DVD Rockers team have been arrested for illegally uploading hundreds of South movies.
How did the racket unveil.
The police were constantly in touch with one of the members involved in the racket. This helped a lot in unveiling the racket and catching its members. Besides the ads on their websites doing illegal business also helped in unveiling the racket and carrying out the investigation.
Members of the Tamil Rockers and DVD Rockers gang.
All the members of the Tamil Rockers and DVD Rockers gang were all technically qualified. They were all graduates and also included BSc and MSc in Computer Science. The gang members who got arrested include:
- TNRockers owner Prabhu
- Prabhu’s accomplice Maria John.
- Villupuram Native Karthi.
- Karthi’s associate Suresh
- DVD Rockers owner Johnson
As per the reports Suresh and Karthi have minted at least 1 crore rupees each from this illegal business while the others might have earned atleast 75 lakhs of Rupees. However the damage they did to the industry was multifold. The gang members used to upload movie in bits and pieces from various countries and then joined all of them. The movies were then uploaded across 19 domains including Tamilrockers.ac, tamilrockers.co, tamilrockers.is. Besides the members their laptops, hard disks and other materials required to upload the movies have also been confiscated.
This achievement of the Police will give a huge sense of relief to the South film Industry which was facing huge losses due to the piracy. In the last 2 years numerous movies have fallen prey to piracy and resulted in huge losses to the makers. But this big achievement might lead piracy to fade out once and for all.