On Friday Kolkata High court has ordered to block songs.pk and about 104 other music downloading sites on appeal of Indian Music Industries(IMI). These Websites have been charged of violation of copy right act.
But after blocking songs.pk again opened with the name of songspk.pk. The records show that Sushant Mangat is the domain owner of songspk.pk, the same person who also registered songs.pk. The domain was registered on 2 February 2009. Songs.pk has played smartly by just moving the site to a different name, circumventing the Court order.
As per the petition filled by Sagarika Music Pvt Ltd before the high court on 27 Jan, all ISP’s were directed to block access to the website by DNS name blocking, IP address blocking via routers and DPI based URL blocking. Phonographic Performance Ltd, The Indian Music Industry and Sagarika Music Pvt Ltd were seeking a restraint on internet access to download, stream, disseminate, and reproduce copyright music on this site.
As per IMI at present only 104 sites are banned, in future more than 300 websites that violating copy right act will also banned by High Court.
People those are easily downloading songs and music from these sites are now have to purchase the songs for downloading. It will increase the profit of Indian music industries.
Some of the sites those are blocked –
songs.pk, 22beats.com, apunkabollywood.com, bollymaza.com, downloadming.com etc.