Type of site
|Torrent index, magnet links provider, Peer-to-peer|
|Part of a series on|
|Video sharing sites|
|File sharing networks|
|Anonymous file sharing|
|Development and societal aspects|
|By country or region|
Tamil Rockers is a torrent website which facilitates the illegal distribution of copyrighted material, including television shows, movies, music and videos. The site allows visitors to search for and download copyrighted material with the help of magnet links and torrent files, which facilitate peer-to-peer file sharing. In India, ISPs have been ordered to block access to the website. The website continues operation by switching to a series of new web addresses. Aside from its traditional list of pirate sites, apps, and hosting providers, the movie industry group MPAA now lists Tamil Rockers as one of the notorious markets.
Tamil Rockers is the tenth most popular torrent site in TorrentFreak's Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2020 list.
Tamil Rockers was a bootleg recording network which was founded in 2011 and later became a public torrent website that links to pirated copies of Indian films in addition to Hollywood movies dubbed into regional languages along with the original English audio.
On March 14, 2018, three men said to be behind the site were arrested. One of the men was believed to be the site administrator. On 23 May 2019, more members of Tamil Rockers were arrested in Coimbatore.
On October 19, 2020, the site went offline, it is speculated that Amazon have intervened by issuing several DMCA takedown notices but the site is expected to come back online, since this is not first time it was suspended or domain blocked.