Alert: You can be jailed for visiting Torrent sites
The Indian government is trying to do the impossible – ban #Torrents, but this time it has law on its side.
You don’t have to download a torrent file, and then view the actual videos or other files, which might have copyright. Even if you just visit a torrent website, a report suggests, you might be committing a crime, one that earns a 3 lakh fine and 3 years in jail.
While it’s not clear how this will be enforced, visiting a blocked URL in India now leads to a warning pop-up on your screen:
Any person aggrieved by any such blocking of this URL may contact the Competent Government Authority that will, within 48 hours, provide you the details of relevant proceedings under which you can approach the relevant High Court or Authority for redressal of your grievance”