Consequences of Copyright Infringement

If you are one to stream music, movies, TV shows, and more creative content online, that in normal circumstances, you would pay for, are you doing it legally or illegally? There are certain sites that are legal, and many others that are illegal. Frankly, it is very easy to tell apart which sites are legal and legitimate, and which ones are not.

Sites like Hulu, Netflix, Spotify, and Pandora are legal sites that allow streaming of content. You may be allowed limited access to content under a free account, but if you subscribe and pay a monthly fee, you have unlimited access to every TV show, movie, song, or book that the site has to offer.

Then there are other sites that are not subscription-based. These are free and here is an example of how it probably works...

About Copyright Infringement

These days, what can’t you find on the Internet? More people are bidding farewell to cable TV, movie theaters, music stores, bookstores, and video game stores. They are, instead, opting to find this content on the Internet for free. Even though nearly everyone you know does this, and as easy as it is to access this information, it does not negate the fact that it is illegal since it is copyright infringement. You may not have gotten in trouble legally for this yet and you have been doing it for years, but it is still copyright infringement.

Anytime you copy, display, distribute, or sell a creative work, songs, movies, books, etc., that you did not create yourself, it is copyright infringement...