Are streaming movie sites legal?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by irishgrizzly, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    I was on a site (that I got to via Stumble) yesterday which a 100's of streaming films. I'll try and find the link on the mac I used later and post up here, but it had PartyPoker.com as its sponsor (whenever you pause an advert is in the media window) and ads for google.

    In general can any of these sites be legal?
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Of course. They could pay the royalties using advertising revenue. Saying that, the chances that they actually are legal are very small.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Yeah... no... you would be hard pressed to find a legal one

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    I thought as much, but how can Google and PartyPoker advertise with them – is it just that they're not aware what the content is?
     
  5. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

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    The only one I know of that is legal is hulu.com... It was big news on some major podcasts when it came out. Has a lot of TV episodes and movies on the site.
     
  6. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Depends on where the website is hosted. If it was illegal then there is a good chance that it would already have been taken down. Many countries have relaxed laws on this sort of thing, or even if they aren't relaxed, they simply don't have the man power to enforce them.
     

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