Pirated Malayalam Movies Back Again

Published on: 11 Nov, 2013
Published under: Entertainment, Gossips

11 November 2013
Thiruvananthapuram

Despite repeated efforts by the Anti-piracy Cell and various agencies, pirated movies are staging a comeback in the state. ‘Agent Jadoo’, the much coveted anti-piracy software, is also losing its battle against sharing of pirated media content.

The pirated versions of many movies, including the recently released ‘Sringaravelan’ which is given protection cover by the software, are available online in torrent format, a pointer file format used for file sharing.

The police failed to make any headway into the case filed by the Anti-piracy Cell of the Kerala Police against 1,010 persons for illegally uploading or downloading the Malayalam movie ‘Bachelor Party’ on the internet an year ago, based on ‘Agent Jadoo’s’ input.

“The producer of ‘Bachelor Party’ filed the complaint based on a list of uploaders identified by ‘Agent Jadoo’. We had filed an FIR based on the list which consisted of the IP addresses and the physical locations of the computers from which the movie was uploaded. However, further investigation showed that the users cannot be tracked using the given data alone,” Anti-Piracy Cell DySP S Rafeeq said.

“Many users who had seen or uploaded the movie did not have any commercial purposes. Besides, the data given by Agent Jadoo cannot be considered an authentic evidence and it was impossible to find the first uploader with it. So we cannot proceed with the case any further,” he said.

Currently, a film producer has availed of the protection of ‘Agent Jadoo’ for two or three months at a charge of 2 per cent of the satellite rights. Later, when the DVD of the film is released, the owner of the DVD rights can again make a payment of 10 per cent of the DVD rights and get the service.

Source– http://newindianexpress.com

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