Why downloading pirated movies is a bad idea


The long-awaited fourth installment in the Matrix series – The Matrix Resurrections – which recently hit theaters and online streaming platform HBO Max, has leaked on torrent websites.

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Sites now have access to the movie in a variety of file sizes, qualities and file types, up to 4K resolution. However, most of them appear to be from the HBO Max streaming site itself.

Leaks first surfaced with poor quality CAM prints that were filmed inside a projection theater which looked terrible, according to screenshots that were on the site . But don’t think for once that downloading this movie for free will have no cost.

Why is it extremely dangerous to download torrents?

Cyber ​​attackers know how desperately people want to see the fourth installment of the most critically acclaimed sci-fi franchise and that’s how they trap their victims.

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Most torrent files often contain infected files which can cause catastrophic damage to your system hardware and software. Malware can infect your computer and allow the hacker full access, and you could lose a lot more than you would spend on a movie ticket or Blu-Ray disc.

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Pirated movie downloads are illegal

In case you forgot, downloading torrent files infringes the copyrights of the filmmakers. Hacking is illegal in India and several torrent sites have already been banned by ISPs to prevent this.

Even if you do manage to download the file, be aware that what you are doing is nothing less than theft from a store, and the cops may put you behind bars for carrying out such acts of piracy.

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Yes, it’s true that with the boom in Omicron boxes, one would think twice before entering a movie theater. But if you’re an Advent movie buff, you’d rather wait for the actual Blu-Ray disc to drop for the movie to come to one of the streaming sites rather than watch it illegally.

You have to remember that the people behind the film deserve to win and if we keep downloading stuff illegally we might not see another matrix because making one will not be as financially viable for the filmmakers.

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