As per latest article published on Dailyhawker.in Movies Counter is one of the leading hubs of online piracy. The website has leaked numerous copyrighted movies online for free on a regular basis. Piracy sites like Movies Counter have had an adverse impact on the global film industry, robbing the artists involved with the movies of their deserved money. When a movie is made available for a free download online, it doesn’t just impact its box office collection, it also adversely impacts its viewership number on streaming sites such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. While the internet is abound with loads of free content for everyone to consume, most users don’t just stop at the originally free stuff. They tend to want everything for free. As a result of this incredible demand for free content (even if it’s illegal), piracy sites like Movies COunter are thriving. Everyone is looking to save money on an expensive movie ticket and expensive streaming subscription plans. A lot of times, online piracy websites leak movies even before their actual release date. When it comes to websites that provide the option of illegally downloading/streaming pirated movies, Movies Counter is one of the most popular among the law-defying netizens. Let’s find out more about this piracy site.
Movies Counter: All You Need to Know
What is Movies Counter?
Movies Counter’s exhaustive collection of Bollywood makes it look like a pirate’s horde of stolen treasures. All of the pirated Bollywood movies are easily accessible via its website. If you are hell-bent on watching pirated Bollywood movies, Movies Counter is one of the biggest sources for it. Most of Movies Counter’s visitors peruse through the site to find the pirated version of their favourite Bollywood movies. A lot of the movies are also available with Dual Audio. Movies Counter also features a lot of pirated Hollywood, Tollywood and Kollywood movies in its arsenal. As far as leaking pirated Bollywood movies is concerned, Movies Counter has been ubiquitous since the start. The site must have leaked more than a thousand movies by now. It extensively provides copyrighted content and a person can easily spot their favourite newly-launched movies and shows on their homepage for free. The site also features Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu. Hooq and other entertainment apps’ content for free. Movies Counter’s leaked material sustains a whole lot of other piracy websites as well.
How is Movies Counter different from other piracy sites?
The site has been optimized for both PC and mobile usage (yes, online piracy is a serious business). Movies Counter’s homepage consists of a list of the most popular movies currently being pirated from the site. It also features the most viewed movies on its site. Whether you are looking for Hindi or English movies, you can watch them all on Movies Counter. All law-defying, piracy loving netizens can browse through their favourite movies according to their genre of choice. Action, adventure, romance, fantasy, Movies Counter has got it all. What’s more, you can also browse movies by year. With Movies Counter, you can also download free HD movies without any subscription. However, do remember that you are downloading something from a piracy site, it might not necessarily be what it claims. You might also end up downloading a virus in the guise of a movie. So despite our advice, if you must go through Movies Counter’s extensive categories and watch the pirated movie of your choice, do exercise caution.
Which are some of the famous movies leaked by Movies Counter?
Movies counter has been leaking several pirated movies over the years. Even the most tightly preserved Hollywood movies have not been able to escape Movies Counter. Just about every Hollywood blockbuster movie has been leaked by Movies Counter. Needless to say, Bollywood movies have also been relentlessly leaked by this website. Some of the famous leaked movies include Love Aaj Kal, Bhoot Part One, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, Avengers: Endgame, Ford v Ferrari, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Thappad, Birds of Prey, Joker, Dolittle, Dabangg 3, Petta and more. Movies aside, Movies Counter is also notorious for leaking a lot of shows from streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu etc.
How is Movies Counter treated in India?
Like most countries in the world, India considers movie piracy to be illegal. The Indian Government has placed a blanket ban on movie piracy sites such as Movies Counter, 123movies, Tamilrockers and Movierulz. However, all of the banning efforts have failed to have any sustained impact as the video pirates just keep finding ingenious ways around the ban. One of the ways in which Movies counter keeps navigating its way around bans is their constantly changing domain names. Movies Counter online website keeps gradually changing its domain extension from .com. .uz, .pn, .it and more. This unstoppable piracy site has been challenging the global authority by continuing its illegal activities and leaking a lot of movies and shows which have caused severe financial losses to filmmakers worldwide.
Which are some other sites like Movies Counter?
Movies Counter is one of the most popular illegal streaming/download sites in the world. But it’s definitely not the only one. These are some of the other famous illegal streaming/download sites which redistribute pirated movies:
Gomovies, Tamilrockers, Moviespur, Xmovies8, Isaimini, Tamilyogi, Downloadhub, Kuttymovies, Movierulz, Jiorockers, Filmyzilla, Moviesda.
Has the Indian Government taken any steps to stop piracy?
The Government of India is driven to get rid of piracy from India. The Cinematography Act of 2019 stipulates that individuals caught recording a movie without a producer’s written consent is liable to face a jail term up to three years. A hefty fine of 10 lakh rupees can also be levied on the convict. Redistributing pirated copies of movies through torrent websites is also considered illegal under this act.
How to access Movies Counter if it’s blocked in my country?
We strongly recommend against consuming pirated content online. The artists put in their life’s hard work behind every movie/show and they deserve to get compensated for it every time that you consume their content. Also, consuming pirated content is as much a crime as distributing it. So if you are caught consuming pirated content, you might face some serious legal troubles. Even after all of that, if you still want to access Movies Counter, you can utilize proxy servers and sites which unblock/bypass your country’s ban. It’s strongly not recommended to do so, but we can only tell you so much.
Will you go to jail or be fined for downloading a movie illegally?
The existing anti-piracy laws in India stipulate that a person proven of knowingly infringing or helped someone else infringe and download a copyrighted movie from Movies Counter and other such online piracy sites, shall be considered a criminal in the eyes of the law. The court is going to assume that the accused willfully and knowingly infringed the copyright as most copyrighted movies and shows have clear markers that signify that it is copyrighted work.
Under the law, the punishment for a person being convicted for their first such offence is a jail term between six months and three years, with a fine between 50,000 and 200,000 rupees (depending on the seriousness of the offence).
Disclaimer: Dailyhawker does not aim to promote or condone piracy in any way. Under the Copyright Act of 1957, piracy is a criminal offence. The aim of this post is to provide information to the general public about piracy and educate them about the troubles they might face because of it. You might face significant jail time or will need to cough up a significant fine if you are convicted of piracy. Dailyhawker sincerely and thoroughly requests you to abstain from all kinds of piracy. Support the artists that you love. Buy their content, so that they can continue to make more of the things you love.