Since the last pandemic, people are more interesting in watching movies, TV shows, serials, and seasons at home. Also the fast internet has changed the world and people love to spend time with loved ones by watching different shows and movies online. But almost all shows and movies are available on monthly subscription websites like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Spot etc.
The cost of these website’s subscription is high and some people can’t just afford it. So they try to find alternative because of craze to watch movies online. There are many websites that provide all premium movies for free on their website but these are pirated websites such as Filmy4wep.
What is Filmy4wep?
Filmy4wep is a pirated website that let you download your favorite movie, TV show, season, and web series for free. The website has almost all latest movies available but it takes few hours to few days for the freshly released movie to upload of their server and website.
Filmy4wep has thousands of movies, TV shows and web series available. So it means you will find your favorite one without any issue. But one thing you should keep in mind is these sites are illegal and must not be used as they are cutting the profits of real creators. So we never recommend going to these websites.
Why Filmy4wep is Popular among Netizens?
As we told above Filmy4wep is a piracy website that is providing latest movies, TV shows, web series and seasons for free that are not available for free on the internet. Due to high subscription fees of premium websites like Netflix and Amazon Prime, people move towards free source and Filmy4wep is among those sources.
The website has thousands of movies of Hollywood, Bollywood, Tollywood, and Kollywood. The owner of the website keeps updating the server every day so that users can watch latest released movies and web series. That is the reason behind the popularity of Filmy4wep.
As content is available for free, users are increasing on daily basis. People are calling their friends to watch movie with them and after that their friends use that website at home to watch with family. In this way, on regular basis, the viewers count is increasing and these piracy websites are becoming popular among Netizens. Not only this but people who were taking subscription from authorized OTT platforms are now moving towards these piracy websites to watch movies for free.
Will Authorities Stop Filmy4wep In India?
Authorities are trying their best to stop such illegal websites who are stealing their creators’ work and are providing to users for free. But it will take time to get these piracy websites totally ban in India and other countries.
After such websites coming live on the internet, rules and regulations are getting strict under Cinematography Act of 2017. But the owners are continuously working on these websites to earn revenue and are not stopping for illegal work.
The owners keep switching to other extensions of domain and mirroring the websites when government ban their one or more domains. So it is getting hard for government also to ban such websites completely in India.
Not only this but when government ban such websites, users are trying their best to find a loophole to go to such websites such as by using VPN or finding their extension domains.
Can Authorities Arrest Handlers and Viewers?
Many directors and producers have lodged complaints against these piracy websites because they are providing premium content for free. But if the handler is caught then as per the IT Act, 2008 and the Copyright Act, 1957, the involved person will be sentenced to jail and have to pay the fine.
Moreover, it is also stated that the people watching movies through such websites will also be fined and put in jail if they ever get caught. But in reality, it is impossible to arrest all viewers because they are in millions. But authorities can still arrest management team because they are few in numbers.
Filmy4wep and such other websites are working on daily basis and they are not afraid of such acts but still if they ever get caught, they will face serious consequences. So it is recommend to stop such illegal websites as they are stealing someone’s work without permission.
Why Viewer will be Punished for using Piracy Websites?
Under the IT Act, 2008 and the Copyright Act, 1957, a viewer is also responsible for using such illegal websites even after government has put ban on them. The court has rights to include viewers in the people who are responsible for such a great loss.
The fine that can be applied to the viewers is between 50,000 INR to 200,000 INR depending on the case. Therefore, we suggest Netizens to correct themselves and buy the $10-$20 per month subscription of premium websites such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and Amazon Prime. It will make them safe and only the website owner and team will be responsible for running such piracy and illegal websites.