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2.0 pirated movie screenshot

The Madras High Court has ordered the internet service providers to block 12,564 pirate sites in India, as reported by TorrentFreak.

The report also states that it’s the “most aggressive website blocking order” granted anywhere around the globe. This step has been taken in response to an application filed by Lyca Productions Private Limited, the makers of 2.0.

Lyca Productions has also urged movie’s fans to report pirated links and “SAY NO TO PIRACY.”

2.0, which stars Superstar Rajinikanth, is the most expensive movie ever made in India with a reported budget of $76 million. Earlier, it was reported that soon after its release, the movie was circulating on torrenting and pirate streaming websites.

Out of these 12,000+ websites, more than 2,000 are operated by TamilRockers, a popular name when it comes to Indian pirated content.

As a result of this ban, about 37 Internet companies delivering Internet will have to follow the order and take steps. It’s also worth noting that the movie has already experienced its share of controversies in due to the depiction of smartphone usage “in a bad light.” Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has filed a complaint with the authorities regarding the same

Meanwhile, here are some ways to enjoy free and legal content on the web without breaking any law. Check them out —

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Adarsh Verma
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