I’m sure we’ve all come across movie download websites that promise “unlimited downloads” of your favorite movies. For what appears to be a reasonable fee, some offer a yearly or lifetime membership that allows you to get a hold of thousands of movies, ranging from classics to recent blockbusters. And it’s all available right from the convenience of your own PC! Sounds like a great deal, right?
And better yet, many of these movie download websites promise you these great films in high DVD quality, or a format compatible with your Sony PSP, iPod, or entertainment system. Some don’t just offer movies, but music too! And for a one time membership fee? This looks too good to be true!
And unfortunately, it is.
Although I haven’t had a chance to investigate all of these movie download websites, I’ve done some digging on a popular one called The Movie Downloads (I cannot provide the full link for legal reasons, but you can Google it and read about it for yourself. Anyway, the site is very slick-looking, well-organized, and easy to read site that seems to clearly spell out everything it has to offer, from FAQs to tech support. By the professional layout of the homepage, it certainly looks legit.