Telangana IT Minister asked internet service providers to block 1000 websites
Telangana Panchayat raj and IT Minister K.T Rama Rao asked internet service providers to block 1000 websites which allow sharing of pirated movies.
Producer & distributor Daggubati Suresh Babu and several Film makers met K.T Rama Rao where representatives of different ISPs were also present.
The minister was made aware that Telugu film industry lost around Rs 350 crore in the last 9 months, solely due to the spread of pirated movies.
Suresh Babu informed K.T Rama Rao that London City had earlier cracked down on pirated movies, and have initiated several actions to stop pirated content from spreading.
K.T Rama Rao assured the delegate of filmmakers that he will seek Center’s assistance in stopping the menace of pirated content.
Infact, the Ministry will use the IT Act and make sure that strict action would be taken against such websites.
This is not the first time that Government has taken such actions to stop the spread of content, sometimes its porn, and sometimes its pirated content. But sadly such instant remedies rarely works.