It is known that the Anti Video Piracy Cell, constituted recently to crack down on online pirates rotting the film industry, has already caught hold of some big fish in the recent days. Latest, it has issued a stern warning as part of its mission to stem the rot of online piracy.
"The implications of being caught engaged in online piracy are not simple. Just because one downloads an illegal torrent does not mean one is innocent. In a peer to peer network since down loaders also automatically become up loaders (peers becoming seeds) they become party to the act and guilty of copyright infringement.
"Cases of copyright infringement are being booked under Indian Copyright Act, Information Technology Act and even DMCA in the USA. Basing on the details provided by concerned departments and agencies, notices through the respective ISPs are being sent. Furthermore, the details are also being forwarded to INS and FBI about users spreading illegal content online", it said in a press release.