However, the offence is streaming copyrighted content without permission, not accessing the site.
Technically, in most countries, just accessing the site, or using it to find non-copyright protected content isn’t illegal.
Is Putlockers safe to use?
Putlocker is a legal service. The content they host might be viewed as illegal to some, but streaming this content is not illegal to you as the end user. As long as you avoid installing ANYTHING from a streaming site, you are relatively safe using Putlocker.
Is 123movies illegal?
In most of the Western world, displaying content that was not obtained through the proper licenses is illegal. However, 123Movies and similar streaming sites often operate in other parts of the world. There is no disputing the fact that 123Movies is not legal in the United States.
Has Putlockers been shut down?
A few months after being shut down, the putlocker.is domain became active again, redirecting visitors to a new address, putlockers.ch. A few months later, in August 2017, the Federal Court of Australia ordered internet service providers to block access to over 40 piracy sites—Putlocker being one of them.
Can you go to jail for streaming movies?
ANSWER: STREAMING MOVIES IS [LIKELY] ILLEGAL, BUT AT THE MOMENT YOU CAN’T GET CAUGHT (YET). In short, for the moment, streaming movies via a ‘tube’ website, or via some obscure out-of-the-US-based website will violate copyright law, but there is a very low likelihood that you’ll get caught or sued for it.