Download TV shows
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Television
Asked by: needsomeinfo-ga
List Price: $2.00
11 Dec 2005 20:40 PST
Expires: 10 Jan 2006 20:40 PST
Question ID: 604640
Are websites where you can download TV shows legal? For example... unlimitedtvshows.com and tvshowaccess.com. I've heard about how it's illegal to download music and movies, but haven't heard anything about TV. I don't need a very detailed answer; just a quick one will do (hence the price). Please ask for any clarification if needed. Thanks.
Re: Download TV shows
Answered By: palitoy-ga on 12 Dec 2005 02:02 PST
Hello needsomeinfo-ga, Thank-you for your question. It is indeed illegal to download television shows from the internet. Like music and movies, tv shows are also copyrighted material and are owned by the producers of the programmes, therefore downloading them without paying could be seen as a breach in copyright. Recently several major US television companies have begun to offer legal downloads of some shows via the Apple iTunes software. The BBC News website has a story on the MPAA beginning legal action against several websites that facilitate the downloading of TV shows: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4545519.stm Similar links: http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/MPAA_sues_six_BitTorrent_sites_linking_to_TV_shows http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-5705142.html http://networks.silicon.com/webwatch/0,39024667,39130374,00.htm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4110302.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/4417158.stm Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to ask for clarification.
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