As a rule, yes. Sometimes an illegal one gets through, but is pulled quickly too. As long as you do not download the movies you are fine. I try to be very ethical myself, but do not see a problem viewing free movies online...
Depends on the site, but as long as they are offering the media up for free, and you don't have to download anything you should be golden. I can't imagine you being arrested for watching something online that you didn't download. If it isn't your content you can't get hurt because of it.
People don't know what they're talking about. It's not necessarily illegal (in terms of copyright infringement) to watch, it's illegal to post the content as your own. Copyright includes the rights to manufacture, produce and distribute your work, not watch it. If Wal-mart decides to show the full version of a movie that is out in theaters without the owners' permission, the police are not going to arrest all the shoppers in the walmart at the time. Sites like ninja video and others that have been shut down by the government were not viewed as illegal for a while because they simply hosted or linked to the videos that were illegally taken, but recently the gov't is no longer buying that argument and are shutting them down because while they did not illegal take the videos, they are aiding in their distribution. Basically, it's illegal to download, copy or dubb an unreleased video you didn't pay for (to take ownership/possession of it/infringe on another's right to copy their work), not to watch it on someone else's site. They're the ones who infringed copyright. Now, ethically, one would say it's wrong to cheat and not pay to see a movie when you know you should and there could be other laws in place that may make it possible to fine someone who's watched a video, but it is not copyright and is mostly a matter of ethics.
I'm a little worried, I didn't know the site I was going to was illegal but I cause it is because it been shut down and a red screen is up,saying its illegal to copy and resell movies, I never downloaded anything and I really never watched a movie I would check them and then I would back out. If it didn't look right,,,
Great question. Actually, I have found some great movies to watch on YouTube and Amazon Prime, but I have recently found a really good site that offers a lot more full movies and lets you watch movies anytime, anywhere, and as many times as you want and the movies can be streamed instantly to your computer, tv, iphone, tablet, or ipad. I think it is much safer to download or watch movies from sites that are authorized to offer movies to the public. I hope that this information is helpful.
It all depends on where your watching it. Youtube is one of the best places, but the person or people who put it up are infringing on the rights of the people who actually made it. So one the movie could up one day and gone the next.