Songspk.pk, one of the biggest illegal music downloading sites is apparently blocked in India. Songs.pk was also banned by Indian Internet service providers a year ago in 2012, following a petition filed in the Calcutta High Court by Indian music industry bodies – Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL), Indian Music Industry (IMI), and Sagarika Pvt Ltd. However, Songs.pk was soon relaunched in India with a new domain songspk.pk, which to date was serving all sorts of illegal music downloads for Bollywood movies. It seems songspk.pk has been issued a legal notice once again as the site has been partially blocked in India by ISPs like Airtel and BSNL on directions issued by DOT.
On visiting Songspk.pk (even using HTTPS), a message appears saying: “This website/URL has been blocked until further notice either pursuant to Court orders or on the Directions issued by the Department of Telecommunications”
~ We’re still figuring out whether the site has been blocked by other Indian ISPs as well? This post will be updated will more information soon.
Update: Here are some updates from users with different ISPs.
@mayurjango blocked here. BSNL, Chennai.
— Srivathsan G.K (@dangerdiabolick) April 29, 2013
@mayurjango blocked in BSNL Mumbai
— Omkar Dutta (@OmkarDutta) April 29, 2013
Update 2: Downloadming.info is also blocked and is displaying the same message. Though, the site can be accessed using a different URL – downloadming.me
Update 3 (2 May): Songspk.pk now seems to be opening fine on Airtel.