When is a website illegal?
A website is illegal, when the website makes movies, series, music, literature etc. available to the public without an agreement with the right holders. This means that people who have put time, energy and money into developing cultural content are not paid for their work, but instead criminals profit from a product that is not theirs.
7 signs that reveal a website with illegal content
Although many websites with illegal content gets closed, you can still risk ending up on a website with illegal content. Share With Care (in Danish) - a collaboration between the Danish Ministry of Culture, RettighedsAlliancen, Telecom Industry Association and The Confederation of Danish Industry - encourages you to use your common sense to take care of yourself and the culture, when you use online services.
They have also made some good advice on how to identify an illegal website (in Danish). You should thus pay extra attention if;
- All the content is free, even the latest movies that you usually pay to watch
- You can watch movies that otherwise only appear in the cinema
- There are many pop-up advertisements
- There are spelling mistakes on the website
- The name of the website looks weird
- You immediately get redirected to a new website address
- You cannot get in touch with those behind the website
Find legal cultural content online
Share With Care would like to make it as easy for you as possible to find legal cultural content online. Therefore, they have developed the search engine, FilmFinder, where you can get an overview of where to find exactly the movie or series you are looking for.
Share With Care has also compiled a number of legal services within music, literature, and furniture, making it easier for you to navigate an internet filed with offers that are often too good to be true. Check it out here.