A few members including admin of the website TamilRockers.com, which is making huge losses to Kollywood film makers and producers, were booked and arrested, on Thursday at Coimbatore. According to a source, it is the anti-piracy cell which traced the peoples who uploaded the pirated versions of Tamil, Telugu, English, Malayalam and other language films on their website. This website also may have connection with international piracy rackets, too.
Interestingly, the site became popular among Tamil movie buffs owing to a fairly large demand and supply chain. There are many peoples from Indian and across some countries for where Indian lives this website to watch films for a while now, and the demand witnessed a sudden rise before the release of Kabali, as the price of the tickets in the initial days cost a bomb. The film makers planned to initiate strict action against the site, coincidentally, another internationally popular piracy website KickassTorrent went offline, as its host was arrested. Though TamilRockers had a tough time in uploading the plagiarised copy of Kabali soon after its theatrical release, they later managed to do it.
The domains used by the Tamilrockers site recently are:
Tamilrockers .tel (From Dec 6) [Current Domain]
Tamilrockers .ci (From Dec 3)
Tamilrockers .ac (From Nov 25)
Tamilrockers .la (From Sep 27)
Tamilrockers .lu (From Sep 6)
Tamilrockers .ws (From Aug 11)
Tamilrockers .pm (From Jul 28)
Tamilrockers .be (From Jul 6)
Tamilrockers .to (From Apr 20)
Tamilrockers .cc (From Mar 7)
Other domains reportedly used by Tamilrockers site are:
tamilrockers . vc
tamilrockers . gs
On 29th November 2018, reports suggested that even after Madras Hich Court’s decision to block 2,000 domains operated by Tamilrockers, the website still managed to leak Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 online. Fans took to social media to express there displeasure regarding the leak and requested authorities to take quick action against Tamil Rockers. Meanwhile, 2.0’s team has made an appeal to the moviegoers to say no to piracy and watch the movie only in theaters. The official handle of the movie tweeted, “Hardwork of 4 yrs, crores of money, efforts of 1000s of technicians – all to give you a visual spectacle you can watch, love and enjoy in THEATRES! Do not spoil the experience. SAY NO TO PIRACY! Send all pirated links to [email protected] & help Indian cinema shine! #2Point0”.