What's the difference between streaming and downloading? Is it illegal?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by California, May 29, 2010.

  1. California macrumors 68040

    California

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    Sorry for such a dumb question.

    I thought that streaming a movie is not the same as "downloading" a movie.

    In other words, is watching a movie stream on MegaVideo illegal?

    I really enjoyed "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and some other *cough* films... but did not download, only streamed it.

    I thought this was okay? Sorry again if this is stupid time.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. California thread starter macrumors 68040

    California

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    I did google.

    Okay, here is my question:

    Is it illegal to watch a streamed film off of Megavideo?

    Very specific question.

    Is it illegal to stream not download and watch a film on this live stream from Megavideo?
     
  4. sammich macrumors 601

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    It's illegal if you know that the source is illegal/does not have rights to distribute etc etc.
     

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