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    24th Nov 2010, 12:46 AM


    BitTorrent usage has been growing exponentially in India over the last years. With this increased use of BitTorrent, the local entertainment industry is feeling threatened, and last weekend India’s first BitTorrent raid was carried out by the Hyderabad police. A ‘gang’ of four members was arrested and more are expected to follow.


    BitTorrent is booming in India. The number of broadband subscribers has doubled over the last two years and for many BitTorrent sites India has become the main traffic source, beating the United States.
    In 2008 we already identified India as the main growth market for BitTorrent, and with only 6% of the population connected to the Internet we’ve only just seen the beginning. The number of broadband subscribers is expected to more than double in the next two years, and many of these newcomers will take a particular interest in BitTorrent.


    In fact, BitTorrent is actively used to sell Internet subscriptions in India. One torrent site admin, who prefers to remain anonymous, was contacted by a local ISP who asked for his permission to use the torrent site’s logo in an advertising campaign recently. This would be quite unusual in most other countries.


    However, those who think that India is a safe haven for BitTorrent sites are too quick to judge. With a thriving movie industry, there are growing concerns about the negative impact BitTorrent may have on the local copyright industry.


    Last week, two Bollywood movies were listed in our top 10 of most downloaded movies worldwide. This upward trend didn’t go unnoticed by the Indian authorities and last weekend the Indian police rolled up a four member ‘BitTorrent gang’ in the city of Hyderabad.


    According to the police report, four men were arrested for their involvement in copying, selling and uploading movies and music. In addition to the arrests the police seized two CD duplicators and 1016 CDs / DVDs.
    One of the suspects works as a carpenter and sold pirated goods to complement his income. “As income sources through carpentry work are meager, he is distributing pirated CDs to different CD shop centers on commission basis,” the police write.


    Another arrestee, a technician, allegedly had a similar motive according to the Hyderabad police. “As the competition picked up his income sources fell down and since then he is indulging in preparation of pirated CDs in his own house,” reads the report.


    The suspects are connected to the TorrentRockerz.com tracker but also uploaded music and movies elsewhere, such as on the popular DesiTorrents tracker. According to the police, their goal was to increase the popularity of the TorrentRockerz website and profit from advertisements.


    One source told TorrentFreak that the arrests have created a mild panic among BitTorrent tracker administrators in the region, and some have taken their sites down as a precaution. Unconfirmed reports claim that the operation is still ongoing and that more arrests have been made.

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    24th Nov 2010, 09:42 AM
    it is so funny that the persons are arrested for such thing..
    (i don't know why, but it makes me laugh)

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    24th Nov 2010, 10:56 AM
    This is the same as the old one posted by shanit right?? But this is written differently!

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    24th Nov 2010, 10:58 AM
    nope both of them different i have seen he's post and this post they are differnet

    if it's same then thread can be closed or merged

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    24th Nov 2010, 11:16 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by CyberAff View Post
    India has become the main traffic source, beating the United States.
    3 cheers for India

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    24th Nov 2010, 11:27 AM
    Man...These indians are great....They are dare to sell again the pirate CD's even after they have been arrested before...

    Indians FTW ...

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    24th Nov 2010, 11:37 AM
    Pirated selling dvd or cd both damnn illegal

    these guys were making huge money but now they r rest in peace
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    24th Nov 2010, 12:10 PM
    Already similar thread about this here

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