What's up with redcurtainmovies.com?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by snook911, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. snook911 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    How does www.redcurtainmovies.com do it. Is this site leagle? They have movies on this site that are still in the theaters. Sometimes they have them on there before they are even in the theaters. Dont get me wrong I love it you can download the movies convert them over and they work great in the iphone and the ipod. But how does this site stay up?
  2. Nugget macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2002
    Houston Texas USA
    From their FAQ:

    "Movies on RCM are only links to stage6.com. That is the only way we can remain legal. Unfortunatly, when stage6.com finds a movie which is illegal they remove it, forcing me to also remove it from my site. I recommend that you view this site often, and if you find a movie you would like to watch, download it immediatly, so you can guarantee that it is available for you in the future."

    Which leads one to investigate stage6.com which looks like a youtube-style user-contributed video site. The stage6 terms of service demand:

    "You may only upload content that you have the rights to upload and/or share. We have the right to immediately remove any content for which we have received notice of copyright infringement."

    So, it appears that redcurtainmovies is just a re-branding of pirated films that are uploaded to stage6 in violation of copyright law and in violation of the stage6 terms of service. It seems they're just exploiting the lag between a movie upload and stage6 discovering the material and removing it. It's possible that stage6 is lax or slow in purging illegal content from the site making it an attractive place for pirates to distribute rips of copyrighted films.
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Moderator note: Since the site is considered a source of current-run movies outside of their legal availability, forum members may not post downloading or iPhone instructions for this site in the MacRumors forums. You may, however, discuss the site itself and the controversy about it.
  4. brando88 macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2007
    I was actually looking for a DivX to Mp4 converter in general...

    Which one are you using? Im on Leopard, and I know that there must be a free one out there somewhere....
  5. snook911 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Not sure if this wkrks onmac but i use jodix www.jodix.com . It works great and converts evwrything. Best of all its free.
  6. GSMiller macrumors 68000


    Dec 2, 2006
    I can't really say whether or not this site itself is legal, as they're linking to movies uploaded to stage6.com

    If the owners of that website are uploading the films to stage6, then I would imagine they are liable.

    I love stage6. Their videos are of much better quality than YouTube, or any other video site for that matter.

    Oh, about converting DivX to mp4, have you tried iSquint?
  7. sorapis macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2008
    no more HD space

    can somone please help me everytime i watch a movie from redcurtainmovies it auto downloads it to my HD somewhere now my HS is full and i cant run any of the mmo's i play due to lag it doesnt even say what folder its downloaded too does anyone know how to locate this folder so that i can delete the 15 movies ive seen?
  8. Stampyhead macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2004
    London, UK
    Do a Spotlight search for the name of the movie? This is, of course, assuming that you are using a Mac with OS X 10.4 or better.
  9. sorapis macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2008

    i use a PC this is the only forum about RCM that i can find ill guess ill have to keep looking i did do a search how ever but nothing came up thanks anyway

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