Students and youths who record the latest blockbusters in cinemas and upload them to pirate sites are being offered US$10 for their work. That’s according to an Indian Chamber of Commerce representative who revealed the latest piracy strategies during a meeting with police this week. ”The amount is being deposited into their account the moment they upload the film,” an official said.
The Internet Archive became unavailable to millions of users in India this week. A government agency, which passed a copy of a court order to the BBC, has now confirmed a piracy-related blockade. The injunction, which lists 2,650 sites, was issued following an application from Bollywood. In addition to Archive.org, it contains several domains that should not be there, including website hosting service Weebly.