This Pakistani ISP Offers Illegal Software, Games and Movies for Free Download
1 year ago
Redefining value for money, a Karachi based ISP called Connect Communications is running a dedicated portal for pirated content called DoDear for its users. This portal hosts everything from movies, shows to games and software.
ProPakistani spoke with their support and they confirmed that all this data is available for free download to Connect customers.
Amusingly enough, the ISP quite proudly shows DoDear as a value added service on its main homepage as you can see here.
Even their sales pitch mentions DoDear:
Our Residential Broadband access gives you the ultimate high speed Internet experience with download speeds up to 100Mbps.
Download a full length movie in under 10 minutes or take advantage of our DoDear services such as playing online games at Connect’s game arena or downloading movies and music.
The site itself is quite well built. You get neatly organized games, software, movies, shows and content from other categories. A filter option can easily help you zero in to what you want. For the torrent pages for movies, you even get the trailers, cast lists and IMDB ratings. It’s clear Connect Communications have really done their work to make it a good resource for their users.
In a country which is pretty much the wild west as far as intellectual property and copyright law are concerned, such a service being offered by an ISP isn’t too surprising. While Connect Communications in particular has been highlighted by Torrent Freak, there are countless other local ISPs running similar entertainment portals of dubious legality.
Despite such antics, the United States Trade Representative downgraded the piracy threat in Pakistan last month. In the last 12 months, the government has taken substantial steps towards improving the Intellectual Property Rights situation in the country and that hasn’t gone unnoticed.
You can check out the DoDear site here (dodear.com). Please keep in mind that all torrent links are blocked for non-Connect Communication users so if you’re looking for your next download destination, look elsewhere.
Update: The DoDear site is now offline with no link present on the Connect Communications website.
via Torrent Freak