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Those are streaming sites - as opposed to torrent sites. And there is no clear law that makes it illegal to watch content that is being streamed.

Some courts have held that even temporary copies may violate the law. However, the Copyright Office contends there is no violation when "a reproduction manifests itself so fleetingly that it cannot be copied, perceived or communicated."

Though the law is unclear, it is useful to note that owners, such as the MPAA, rarely go after individuals who watch streaming movies. Illegal or not, it's much more difficult to track these users down. Unlike BitTorrent downloads, the MPAA can't just sign into a program and snag IP addresses.

1 posted on 11/10/2012 6:17:05 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: vbmoneyspender

Bump.


2 posted on 11/10/2012 7:29:52 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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