Facts on illegal movie downloads

Written by tom mcnamara
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With the increasing popularity of high-speed Internet connections, you may find the thought of downloading movies quite tempting. However, you may want to consider that the quality of the content may not be the best and more importantly, the legal ramifications if you are caught.

You're Being Watched

Movie studios monitor the file-sharing networks for illegal activity. If they see you downloading or distributing one of their movies, they may sue you for copyright infringement.

Movie Content

To make the files quicker to download, movies has been stripped down. There will be no special features, surround sound, or additional foreign language or subtitle options.

Movie Quality

Another way to save on file size is to compress a movie into a smaller format. This format will not look nearly as good as the DVD version.

Fake Files

In an attempt to slow the illegal distribution of a movie, a studio may insert fake versions of it into the file-sharing network. There is often no way to tell if the download contains the real movie until the download is complete.


Searching for illegal movie downloads on the Internet can take you to some very questionable and sometimes dangerous websites that may attempt to exploit security holes and put viruses on your computer.

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