Pirates Take To The Stream
Streaming, rather than downloading, is becoming the preferred way of watching bootleg movies online, the New York Times reported today (Thursday). The newspaper observed that by using a search engine, anyone can find copies of current theatrical movies that can be viewed free -- even classic TV shows, like every episode of Seinfeld. James L. McQuivey, an analyst at Forrester Research, told the Times , "Streaming has gotten efficient and cheap enough and it gives users more control than downloads do. This is where piracy is headed". The Times suggested that it is difficult for copyright owners to take action against the streaming sites because many of them are located abroad, particularly in China.