Nites.tv BANNED after 'illegally' showing movies and TV shows for free
NITES.TV, a fairly popular but law breaking streaming service, has been taken offline.
With more of us having to spend time inside, searches for Nites.tv and recommendations for the new website had been increasing online.
However, there was a lot of confusion over whether the service was illegal or not.
It seems user fears over legality have been confirmed as the link to the website now states: "This website is no longer available due to copyright infringement."
Nites.tv seemed to respond to this news on Twitter with a gif of Arnold Schwarzenegger saying: "I'll be back".
Some other Twitter users have tweeted their sadness that the service has now disappeared.
The website was said to provide some of the latests and most popular TV and films for free.
Users said they didn't have to watch adverts and the playing speed was impressive.
The site seemed to try and explain how it was providing free content in a section called "Terms and Conditions / User Agreement".
In this area it stated: "We provide legal copyright owners with the ability to self-publish on the Internet by uploading, storing and displaying various types of media.
"We do not actively monitor, screen or otherwise review the media which is uploaded to our servers by users of the service.
"We take copyright violation very seriously and will vigorously protect the rights of legal copyright owners.
"If you are the copyright owner of content which appears on the Nites.tv website and you did not authorize the use of the content you must notify us in writing in order for us to identify the allegedly infringing content and take action."
Nites.tv seemed to be saying that because users upload the content, the users themselves should make sure they have the right copyright permissions to do so.
However, the site didn't appear to actively check if this was occurring.
Some types of streaming can be illegal and unsafe streaming can risk your exposure to viruses.
Online streaming sites can get in trouble for taking and enabling people to watch copyrighted content that they don't own the rights for.
It is always advisable to double check whether you are using a legitimate streaming service because you could technically break the law if not.
If you're unsure about the safety of a website it's best not to use it and don't share any personal details on the platform.
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