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Q: Download TV shows ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Download TV shows
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Television
Asked by: needsomeinfo-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 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... and  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. 
Subject: Re: Download TV shows
Answered By: palitoy-ga on 12 Dec 2005 02:02 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
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:

Similar links:,39024667,39130374,00.htm

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to
ask for clarification.
needsomeinfo-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Exactly what I needed.  Thanks!!!

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