The term “Piracy” is a curse for the film industry. It has affected the box-office earnings globally. Many sites have pirated popular movies even before they have got released. These movies have been made available offline for viewership. Crazy fans and people who cannot afford to pay for the movie tickets download the movies. 9Xmovies is one such site that makes pirated Bollywood movies available offline. When the movies are freely available, the number of viewers in the halls declines steadily. As a result, those who make the movie lose a hefty sum.
Hence, many producers and directors have protested against piracy. Of late, piracy has been declared illegal by the governments of many countries. It seems to have no impact on sites like 9xmovies which continue to churn out pirated movies. Now, let us find out more about 9xmovies.
Information on 9xmovies:
9xmovies emerged 8-10 years earlier. This site caters to a large audience and is notorious for releasing pirated movies online. Visitors to this site are free to choose among a collection of free Bollywood and Hollywood movies. It even has a section for South Indian movies. In this section, the Tamil and Telegu movies that have been recently released are available for download. The movies are available according to the date of release. The audience is free either to download the movies or watch them online. The movies are made available here as soon as possible after their release. The recent versions are of theatre print. The HD version is made available later.
Movies available in 9xmovies:
This site caters to Bollywood movies as well as those dubbed in Hindi. This site offers a host of 300MO movies. Recent movies like Chappak and Gullyboy are also available here. According to research, this site is responsible for the film industry losing an approximate amount of $25 billion. Popular movies like Kabir Singh, Bird of Prey, Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan, Arjun Patiala and Dear Comrade are available here too.
9xmovies in our country:
The Indian government has declared piracy to be against the law. As a result, the site 9xmovies has been banned. Unfortunately, the makers of this website offering pirated movies continues adding extensions like .com and .in. As a result, the government cannot stop such movies from getting released offline by this site.
Steps taken by the Indian government:
The Indian government has taken strong measures to prevent piracy. According to the Cinematograph Act, anyone who records a movie without taking written permission from the producers may be imprisoned for 3 years. He will also have to pay a fine of Rs 10 lakhs. Those who upload pirated movies on illegal websites are also liable to face a jail term.
Consequences for downloading a pirated movie:
A person who downloads a pirated movie is indirectly supporting piracy. He may be imprisoned and produced in court. The court will understand that he was aware that he had downloaded a movie that had been pirated. As a result, he too will be liable for punishment.