Piracy is not new to the film and music industries. Bollywwod, Hollywood, and other film industries have suffered loss due to pirating of movies and songs. There are many pirating websites which go on leaking the songs and albums illegally to the internet. Pagalworld is one such piracy website which allows the users to download tracks, albums and video songs free of cost.
From these pirating websites, musicians, artists, and other workers who worked for the albums suffer loss. In addition, legal music platforms/ apps like spotify, saavan, and many others lose audiences due to the piracy sites. Although government has made all the efforts to ban such websites, fans find it convenient to use them.
As mentioned, Pagalworld is an illegal site that releases tracks, albums and video songs in mp3 and mp4 format to the internet. From this website, one can download a countless number of songs for free. Here one can download hit songs in 128kbps, 192kKbps & 320kbps. This makes it easy for the listeners to download their favorite songs, without having to search on different platforms or to pay for the music apps.
What’s unique about Pagalworld?
This is a mobile-friendly website. Here, the songs can be downloaded in whatever the quality you want. And the songs are arranged into different categories based on alphabets, genres, and artists. The website also provides the list of top songs and top Tiktok trending songs.
List of songs leaked by Pagalworld
Here are some songs that are released by Pagalworld in 2020-
Aye Meri Zindagi, Banna banni, Kasam and other songs from Babloo bachelor
Band bajega, Bande ye Shankar ke, and other songs from Guns of Banaras
Channa Ve from Bhoot 1
Ek tukda, Hayo rabba naio ladga dil from Thappad
Chhapaak, Khulne do, Sab jhulas gaya from Chhapaak
Piracy websites other than Pagalworld
Even though piracy is highly opposed by the government and the film industry, pirating websites continue to exist. Other than Pagalworld, some of the pirating websites that leak songs to the internet are-
What has the Indian Government done to stop piracy?
The Indian government has implemented strict rules to ban piracy websites and also to punish the people involved in piracy. Recording the movie in the theatre and leaking the movies and songs illegally on the internet is considered as piracy. Not only that, a person who downloads the movies and songs from illegal websites is also held liable for committing the act of piracy. According to the Indian piracy law, pirating is not only illegal but a punishable crime.
According to the Cinematograph act of 2019, people involved in pirating can be fined up to Rs 10 lakh and/or can face 2-3 years of imprisonment. Under the law of the Indian constitution, the punishment for a person caught in the act of piracy is up to six months of jail and/or a fine of Rs 50,000 to 2,00,000.
Pirating and downloading songs from the illegal sites would cause loss to the artist and other people involved in the production. Instead, the music lovers can make use of the legal music applications like Spotify, Saavan, Gaana.com, and more.