It used to be that movies can only be enjoyed in movie houses. This changed with the advent of television and VHS/Betamax video cassette players. Then came along the Internet, and despite the best efforts of the MPAA or Motion Picture Association of America, more people would rather watch movies on their phones and tablets than on the theater. Then again, the MPAA and the DMCA or Digital Millennium Copyright Act isn’t so concerned about legal distributors like fmovies and is more concerned by pirates on illegal streaming sites full of questionable advertisements for porn or torrent sites like Pirate Bay. Speaking of which, Hollywood has come to embrace online movie watching as a new distribution arm for their content in order to better compete with television and even original Internet video content from YouTube.
New Horizons Ahoy
- The Internet Is the New Frontier: The Internet is the new frontier of distribution and entertainment. You get DVD or BD quality movies through the net and it’s not necessarily through piracy either. Just like how movies, radio, television, and cable TV took the entertainment world by storm, Hollywood studios are now adapting to the Internet because it’s the new channel or medium of entertainment and mass communication.
- Security and Legality Concerns Begone: About 10 or more years ago, the MPAA was at war with pirates and the idea of distributing copyrighted content online by people who don’t own that content. Many pirate sites either offer security concerns or criminal distribution of content they don’t own. Eventually, Hollywood found a way to monetize free digital distribution of their content over the net the same way they monetized television shows through advertisers.
- Freedom to Watch Movies Online: You can now watch movies online without paying a single penny without pirating BD or DVD rips of movies through legal distribution channels like F-Movies and other sites. Long gone are the days when you’re not sure if you’ve ended up being scammed by a phishing site in your quest to watch the latest movies released by Hollywood.