I’ve seen many of sites on the internet shut down for this but can’t seem to wrap my head around it. It’s usually a case where a community-like environment offers it’s users the options to post links to other sites that host full-length movies and TV shows.
Is this for real, or are these just cases where the little guy doesn’t stand a chance? It seems the bigger sites/companies who actually host the content never seem to get shut down or imprisoned, rather they get a warning to remove the content, but those people running a site that links to those sites end up in jail.
What’s the deal? and more importantly, what’s the deal-breaker?