If you want to watch movies online, you face new challenges now that the Obama regime has seized the private property of seven American and international Internet sites.
The wonders of technology have provided Internet users the ability to watch movies online, giving them the opportunity to enjoy some entertainment if they are unable to get out to the theater or if they do not have the money to buy a ticket.
At issue is the fact that people who watch movies online movie downloads often are violating American intellectual property laws that were established at the behest of Hollywood lobbyists to preserve the interests of the ultra-wealthy. These measures have support at all levels of government.
In a recent speech on the issue of full movie downloads, Vice President Joe Biden declared that movie piracy is the same as breaking a store window at Tiffany’s and removing the contents. Of course, people know that this is not true: if you removed items from a store without paying, you have cut off the ability of the store to earn money from it. If you watch movies online, the motion picture interests continue earning revenue through sales of movie tickets and media. Still, the ultra wealthy in America determine public policy, so all the movie downloads must stop.
Entertainment lobbyists provide estimates that the industry loses $26 billion per year through piracy, although they refuse independent auditors the chance to corroborate their claims. Indeed, the industry claim assumes that for every movie download they have lost the opportunity to sell a ticked or a DVD. In the real world, however, many – if not most – people who watch TV shows and movies online either would not or could not purchase the legitimate right to view them.
To underscore the speech made by the Vice President, authorities from the Obama regime confiscated the following Web sites: TVShack.net, Movies-Links.tv, Filespump.com, ZML.com, Now-Movies.com, ThePirateCity.org and PlanetMoviez.com. Visitors to these sites are greeted by a message saying:
This domain name has been seized by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Special Agent in Charge New York Office in accordance with a seizure warrant obtained by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and issued pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 981 and 2323 by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
As the ways to watch movies online get shut down by the federal government, those who like to watch movies online should probably reconsider their practices because they technically could be charged with a felony for violating intellectual property rights and forced to pay fines and restitution.
Operators of Web sites that allow visitors to watch movies online should probably take note of the recent government action: the government is able to seize any domain it sees fit, even if it is owned by other national interests. If you want to keep your Web site up, you might want to stop offering online movie downloads.