Lyca reacts to whistleblower 'expose', says they bought domain name later

The 'exposé' had claimed that Vishal had struck a deal with Lyca Productions.
Lyca reacts to whistleblower 'expose', says they bought domain name later
Lyca reacts to whistleblower 'expose', says they bought domain name later
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Days after a whistleblower 'exposé' alleged that actor and Tamil Film Producers Council President Vishal had struck a deal with Lyca Productions, the film production house has issued a clarification.

In an article on the Savukku Online website, it was alleged that Vishal, who promised to root out piracy in the film industry, had struck a deal with Lyca Productions after learning that the company was behind the domain names of several websites that released pirated films.

Responding to this on Monday, Lyca released a statement that reads, “A few days back carried an article accusing Lyca Productions of advocating and propagating online piracy. Lyca Productions is a leading Indian Film Production and Distribution company. The domain names under which the so called piracy activities were carried out are and”

Providing a timeline for both the domain names that have allegedly been involved in putting out pirated copies of new releases online, the production house said, “ was created on May 21st, 2014 under the admin name Tamil Tamilan. On May 22nd 2014, the website was redirected to a popular online piracy site. On 2nd June 2014, was also redirected to Activities on both and were shut down by 29th June 2014. At this point, we would like to clearly state that neither Lyca group nor Lyca productions was in anyway associated with either of the domain names - and”

According to publicly available information, was created on May 21 and now redirects to Its registrant organisation is Lycatel Services Ltd which is located at Wallbrook Building 195 Marsh Wall London, E14 9SG United Kingdom.

However, has been registered on August 10 last year by a domain registration company with its address in Arizona, USA.

Further, Lyca states, “Following this, the domain name was not renewed by the previous admin Tamil Tamilan and it became free. Lyca Group undertook the domain name on July 5th, 2017. Lyca Group could not acquire the domain name as the domain name was renewed. It is common corporate practice to acquire domain names with prefixes and suffixes as a company expands. Presently is redirected to, Lyca Productions’s official website. We would like to reiterate Lyca Productions was in no way associated with prior to July 5th 2017. Also post July 5th 2017 there has been no online piracy activities on Therefore the allegations against Lyca Productions are baseless and intentional to defame the company name.(sic)”

Stating that Lyca “has strongly advocated Anti Piracy norms and has taken extensive steps to curb piracy for both our films and other films,” the company said that it was willing to clarify allegations on any forum.

Lyca also said that it would “take stringent action against the media houses and personalities who have spoken baselessly against Lyca Group.”

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