ILLEGAL DOWNLOADS AND STREAMING
…make you vulnerable. As soon as you access a website offering illegally sourced content such as a newly released movie, you may be providing criminals with direct access to your computer. Once inside, they can see all your private information such as bank details.
…make your computer vulnerable. These sites can expose your computer to a range of spyware, malware and viruses.
…make children vulnerable. Peer-to-peer sharing sites which allow users to share videos do not use controls to prevent under age users accessing unsuitable content.
…can cost you. In most countries, people who download digital products incur civil liability, which means they may be ordered by a court to pay compensation to the person whose digital product they took without payment. In some countries, illegal file-sharers can incur fines or penalties.
…hurt creators. Authors and artists often struggle to make a living in our society. Illegal downloading and streaming deprive them of income.
…damage the economy. Money which should have been paid to creators and the distributors of their work is diverted into the hands of criminals, strengthening criminal networks to the detriment of society.