After a brief and awkward restriction on porn, the Indian government is by all accounts attempting boycott torrent. On the off chance that you visit a torrent site, a report suggests that if you are doing the same, you will be fined with Rs. 3 lakhs and 3 years in prison. (Remember, there is no Wi-fi available in the prison).
The extent of this ban elongates to looking at “a torrent file or downloading a file from a host that may have been banned in India, or even for viewing an image on a file host like Imagebam. On some particular URL which exhibits such banned content, a message will pop up on the screen as –
This URL has been blocked under the instructions of the Competent Government Authority or in agreement with the orders of a Court of competent jurisdiction. Viewing, downloading, exhibiting or duplicating an illicit copy of the contents under this URL is punishable as an offence under the laws of India, including but not limited to under Sections 63, 63-A, 65 and 65-A of the Copyright Act, 1957 which prescribe imprisonment for 3 years and also fine of upto Rs 3,00,000/-. Any person oppressed by any such blocking of this URL may contact at [email protected] who will, within 48 hours, provide you the details of relevant proceedings under which you can approach the relevant High Court or Authority for redressal of your grievance.
Isn’t that a very great move by the authorities? Well, comment your views regarding same in the comment section below.