As we all know, TFPC head, actor Vishal was in the news flash yesterday after allegedly being instrumental in the arrest of a torrent website admin yesterday. While speculations were rife that the admin belonged to TamilRockers.com, the arrested person was later said to be running an illegal film download website called Tamilgun.in.
While he has not revealed the exact details of the arrest or the investigation, the actor-producer has said that his next step would be towards banning the reviewers from using film posters for the content that they write, as the usage of movie posters without the film-maker’s consent falls under the category of copyright infringement.
Vishal feels that certain reviewers bash films in their reviews, without being subtle or personal about it and hopes that such a step could help minimize the unnecessary negativity surrounding the film. He was also quoted to have said :
“You can review any film, but you can’t have the poster without the consent of the producer. But, yeah, we cannot stop reviews. It is a free world, and anyone can say anything today. If someone wishes to watch a film, he/she would definitely watch it, irrespective of its bad reviews.”