Satish Venkateshwarlu a 28-year-old man from Hyderabad was arrested by Maharashtra cyber police over Providing Pirated Content through ThopTv App
Thoptv a popular free OTT video content provider app that was available for Android, Windows, Linux and Mac Os, with a subscription of Rs.35 per Month, this app used to Provide Live Tv of Popular Tv channels, Popular shows from different broadcasting channels, Video content from various OTT platforms like Hotstar, Netflix, Prime Video and many other platforms.
The App was running since 2018, offering more than 1 Million video content to watch for free, this app has lakh of viewers and more than 5000 paid subscribers
According to Sources, Star India had filed a case against the Thop Tv App for Providing illegal access to Live streaming content, providing other video content without authorization from the original publishers, along with Star India, Viacom18 Media there are many Other Broadcasting channels are filed cases against this app under copyrighted content
According to the article of ThenewsMinute Maharashtra, Cyber cell has done a technical investigation into the FIR and arrested the person from Hyderabad with Related Indian Penal Code, and IT act