Do you use Filmywap.com to download movies?
If your answer is yes, then the dark side of what must be known. Freebies love is common, and there is no distinction between Indians. India is ranked as one of the top 5 countries in the world when it comes to peer-to-peer (P2P) downloads, despite having one of the world’s slowest internet speeds, in a new report by Irdeto, a software security and media technology firm. The Indian media and entertainment industry is reported to lose around $2.8 billion each year due to piracy. While the creators spend money to make a film, websites such as Filmywap create a dent in that income.
Filmywap is a public torrent website that mainly leaks English, Punjabi and Hindi movies before their release. Needless to say, this is an illegal site that you should avoid using.
There are some fundamental classifications on filmywap webs, such as Latest Filmywap Hollywood Movies and Latest Filmywap English TV structure. It also spills out online movies Filmywap Hindi Movies and Filmywap Punjabi for no download.
The big leaks
The Indian film industry recently tried to combat the piracy threat but still managed to lose somehow. Throughout this uproar, Tamilrockers emerged as one of the main villains who leaked Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Thugs of Hindostan and Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth starrer 2.0–two high-budget movies much-awaited despite ISPs blocking more than 12,000 websites to prevent piracy.
But Tamilrockers isn’t India’s only player in the piracy game. There’s more, and filmywap is another website where you can easily find pirated movies.
Filmywap: A public torrent site?
Created in 2011, filmywap dot com can be classified as a public torrent website, although it can also be viewed as an index page of pirated films and TV series as it redirects users to various third-party hosts mainly. This severs the primary objective, according to the website’s meta-description, of providing a free download of the new Bollywood and Hollywood movies and TV series. But it also features pirated versions of Pollywood, Tollywood etc. It also indexes films from about 20 different countries around the world mainly dubbed in Hindi to benefit the Indian public. It currently has 2.0, Thugs of Hindostan, and Kedarnath listed among others for download. It should be noted that not all website-indexed links actually work.
In addition to the top-level filmywap.com domain, filmywap also holds the filmywap.in, filmywap.co.com, filmywap.movie domains. Here, while the.in,.co,.the movie, and.com redirects to a similar user interface, the filmywap. ICU domain lands visitors to a different kind of user interface that comes with a simple disclaimer that it only indexes the pirated versions of the mentioned movies but does not host any films on its site.
Filmywap.icu maybe another website run by the same person(s) behind other filmywap domain operations, or it may be an imitator and operated entirely by a different person.
The immense popularity of Filmywap
According to similarweb.com, more than 1.5 million people visited the website alone during the month of November 2018 and only one-fourth of the traffic came from countries other than India. Almost all of its visitors come from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, and YouTube accounts for over 90 per cent of social traffic. Needless to say, a few imitating handles on social networking sites have resulted in the site’s popularity.
It remains to be seen how the film industries will deal with the problem of piracy in the days to come, as it hasn’t diminished much despite existing laws. It will also be interesting to see whether sites such as filmywap will be held liable for copyright infringement as there are clear laws that helping others to infringe is also punishable and listing pirated versions of copyrighted movies can be counted as helping infringement.