Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Kerala teen creates website, uploads pirated movies, gets arrested

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Posted: January 16, 2014 12:17 pm

Anti-piracy cell of Kerala police on Tuesday arrested a teenager on charges of uploading recently released Malayalam movies on internet. The 16-year-old minor was later released on bail. This is the second case in a week in which a Kerala teenager is caught for uploading movies on internet.

According to police, the higher secondary student had created a website for releasing the movies after taking their illegal copies. He uploaded 50 films last year and around 4 lakh persons had visited the website so far since he created it two years back.

The police have seized documents to show that website companies had transferred money into his account for the illegal operation. Following the complaints of film producers, several websites had withdrawn the movies, the teenager continued with the operation as he was getting money. He had opened the account with the help of fake internet firms in US. The teenager was tracked down as the internet account was created on his name, said police.

Last week, another teenager was arrested after he allegedly uploaded three Malayalam movies on to the internet. He had created three sites in facebook had showed the movies since January, this year. While being arrested on last Friday, the higher secondary student’s ‘Kerala tube’ had around 10,000 hits and 1,000 members, said police.

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