There are plenty of sites, two that I can think of in particular but will not name, that are ran solely on the premise that they offer shows that are not available on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu.
Often times when you Google “*insert show* watch online”, at the bottom of the findings is something like this…
The US Digital Millennium Copyright Act – long story short – in the lamens terms of Wikipedia “It criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures (commonly known as digital rights management or DRM) that control access to copyrighted works”.
Regardless of this act, there are multiple sites that allow you to watch television shows without the permission of the distributors of the content. I guess my question is, how are they are able to shut down a few links without shutting down the source sites for the illegal content?
There definetly should be stronger laws and regulation for the amount of TV that you can watch online illegally and how easily you can find it. The outcome may be that people aren’t able to watch the shows, but it would in turn cost a lot less damage to the revenue and intellectual property of the people making the shows. Or even, the possibility of the creation of a sight that does this legally could be made if the illegal ones were stopped given that so many people watch their television online now.