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4 people arrested in Hyderabad for uploading copy of recently released movies on a website

Hyderabad Police have arrested four people – between 19 and 24 years in age – for their involvement in acquiring latest pirated movies’ CDs, making copies and uploading them illegally on Torrentrockerz.com for monetary gain. The police have also seized two CD copiers, two CPUs and 1016 CDs/DVDs of Telugu, Hindi and English movies from the possession of the accused — Mohd Imran (20), G Gopal Reddy (24), B Yeshwanth (19) and D Vijay Prabhanj Reddy (22).

Hyderabad Police have arrested four people – between 19 and 24 years in age – for their involvement in acquiring latest pirated movies’ CDs, making copies and uploading them illegally on Torrentrockerz.com for monetary gain. The police have also seized two CD copiers, two CPUs and 1016 CDs/DVDs of Telugu, Hindi and English movies from the possession of the accused — Mohd Imran (20), G Gopal Reddy (24), B Yeshwanth (19) and D Vijay Prabhanj Reddy (22).

According to Hyderabad Police, the accused had created Torrentrockerz.com in December 2008 as a competitor to the already existing websites Tollytorrents.Com, Desitorrents.Com, Tollyzone.com etc and later started uploaded the recently released movies of different languages on Torrentrockerz.com, within one or two days of their release in cinema theatres, to overcome the competition and attract the visitors thereby to attract the advertisers and make money.

The police have further said that recently released movies like Robo, Komaram Puli, Khaleja, Brindavanam, Katti, Hisssss, Action Replay, Golmal 3, Raktha Charitra, Prathiroju, Collector gari Bharya, Love Guru, Peepli Live and Aisha were uploaded on Torrentrockerz.com during the past two years within one or two days of the release of the above movies. The arrested people are also accused of collecting huge amounts from the Anti Piracy Cell for deleting movie from their site.

[Source: Hyderabad Police (Press Note – November 20, 2010), via MediaNama]
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