Pirated movies distribution websites has always been a headache for filmmakers. Fmovies is that new headache nowadays for content creators all over the world.
Internet comes with its own pro and cons and online streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime providing you world-class movies and shows on your mobile or computer screen at your preferred time.
This convenience comes at a price which some people can’t afford or simply don’t want to pay to watch that content.
Because, sometimes they can get that same content from some other sources online for free.
This website was that big FREE sources of movie buffs. Now, this website has been closed but still various proxy sites of this website pop-up on net time to time.
What is Fmovies?
It is an infamous website which provides movies and TV shows from worldwide countries to its visitors for FREE!
A user don’t have to pay anything to watch these available shows and movies on this website. They can even download the movie/shows if they want.
Though, the majority of their content is from Hollywood which contains all popular English movies and TV Shows old and new included.
The website has been banned from Google Search results pages and other popular search engines. But, the website is continuing its functions and avoiding action by hosting itself on various mirror websites and by creating various proxies websites again and again.
What is Movie Piracy?
Piracy is defined as the “appropriation of private property in the form of copyright infringement.”
So, these Copyright Infringement laws are there to help artists, production houses and consumers to protect their property from copyright theft.
In this digital era when creating copy of anything is so easy and to make it available to watch or sell through internet is even more easier.
When someone uploads a movie or TV show online and provide a link to watch or download that movie for free is comes under movie piracy.
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Is Movie Piracy Legal?
Of-course Not. The act of downloading and/or distributing any copyrighted material and intellectual property without paying for it is an illegal act under ‘Copyright Infringement‘ act and there are many strict laws against it.
What happens if you Infringe a Copyright?
In India, if you get caught under this act you might go to jail for not less than 6 months and up to 3 years, or fine of at least Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 2 lakhs.
History of fmovies or fmoviecc or fmoviesonline
According to pirated torrents providers TorrentFreak, it was created in the year 2016 by unknown owners or groups of people. In the same year, in December Search Engine giant Google blocked it from its search results.
Here are some key points from the journey of this website so far:
- October 2017 – Lost a lawsuit brought by ABS-CNB, a Filipino Media company and was ordered to pay $210000.
- January 2018 – U.S. government identified/listed as Notorious Markets like The Pirate Bay and other similar piracy websites.
- October 2018 – A Swedish company Telia was ordered to block it.
- December 2018 – Australia blocked itafter request in August.
- February 2019 – Sweden government asked advertisers to blacklist piracy websites and itwas one of them.
- April 2019 – ISP (Internet Service Provier) in India were ordered to block it.
- June 2019 – Still some of the mirror or proxy websites are running but their locations are unknown.
Movies leaked by Fmovies
There have been many Bollywood movies which lose business because of this website. WAR starring Hrithik Roshan or Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh or URI, they all become available on it by end of the day they were released.
Hollywood production companies are the biggest victims of this online movie piracy as they lose a huge amounts of money because of it.
According to website’s Analytics provider Alexa.com Avengers: Infinity War (2018) is one of the highest pirated movie ever, along with Incredible 2, Mission Impossible Fallout, and others.
Like TamilRockers was not enough to damage this website also started hurting the business of South Indian films.
For example, big budges movies like Baahubali, 2.0, SAAHO, etc lose a lot of business because of this piracy website.
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Other Websites Like Fmovies
However, such piracy websites crop-up every other day on the Internet but here we are listing some of the Most Infamous Illegal Piracy Websites in India:
Worldwide Google Trends analysis of Fmovies’s search interest for Since 2016
Lets see how this search term performed from the beginning of the website till today from Google Trends – An online free tool by Google.
Numbers represent search interest relative to the highest point on the chart for the given region and time. A value of 100 is the peak popularity for the term. A value of 50 means that the term is half as popular. A score of 0 means there was not enough data for this term.
Country Wise Search Interest
Lets go little deep in this interesting data by Google Trends and see how was this search interest performed in United States and India.
United States of America
Interest by Sub-region
Interest by Sub-region
Related Topics of this Search Term:
fmovies websites & fmovies new site
The main domain name of the website fmovies.wtf has been blocked by various governments worldwide but still there are many proxy/mirror websites of it surfaces on the internet time to time and get blocked again and again.
Here is list of some other popular domains which are popular among movie buffs to download pirated content. Some of these domains already blocked.
How popular is fmovies.to
This is one of the most popular domain of this website. Lets see how popular it is actually:
According to the website Alexa.com which analyzes websites all across the world and provides statistics. Currently, the website is ranking on 1,409 globally in global internet engagement.
Though, the popularity of this domain has decreased over the last few days as its Global Alexa Rank changed from 1183 to 1409 in last 90 days. Moreover, Alexa.com indicates that 3.87 pageviews on this site are browsed daily per user with daily time spent on the site being 4:05 minutes.
What is the estimated worth of Fmovies.to
According to the siteworthtraffic.com which provides estimated worth of a website, Fmovies.to has estimated worth of this domain is $ 1,665,038 USD.
This estimated worth is based on siteworthtraffic.com’s approximation of the revenue of a website based on its public traffic and ranking data, including data from Alexa.com.
The Risk of Visiting Such Websites
When you search watch fmovies online free and reach to a piracy website like it you think you are watching that content for free. But, as we know everything comes at a cost.
In terms of visiting these websites that ‘cost’ is being at risk of getting hacked. As most of these websites provide various pop-ups ads and spyware which opens automatically when you click somewhere and automatically download in the root directory of your device.
Also, you can get caught under Copyright Act of 1957 by law enforcement and you might end up in jail or get fined heavily for your mistake.
We strongly advise people to avoid such piracy website as these website are full of malware and spyware which might risk your privacy and you also might get hacked.
Also, it is injustice to those artists, film makers and producers who took that risk and made a movie. Because the film industry worldwide provide jobs to millions of people whether its artists, directors, production designers, actions directors, VFX artists and many other people who get livelihood directly or indirectly because of these movies.
So, always do the right thing and watch movies online through a legal service provider or streaming platform.
We do not aim to promote or condone piracy in any way. Piracy is an act of crime and is considered a serious offense under the Copyright Act of 1957. This post here aims to inform the general public about piracy and encourage them to be safe from such acts online. We further request you not to encourage or engage in piracy in any form.
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