WatchFree.To – Is It Safe? What about Legit?  

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WatchFree.To – Is It Safe? What about Legit?  

WatchFree.To- Is It Safe? What about Legit?

WatchFree.To is a Putlocker-based free movie streaming site which collates and shares movies, television, and documentaries uploaded to Putlocker. WatchFree.To primarily aggregates content, making it easier to find and view movies from the much larger and less organized Putlocker, which caters to a vast assortment of content other than simply visual media.  

If you’re considering watching free movies and TV shows on WatchFree.To, you’re probably wondering if it’s safe to do so. While you probably already have some idea that WatchFree.To isn’t entirely legit, you should also know how much it is and isn’t, and what repercussions you are likely to face if you choose to watch movies on the site.  

What is WatchFree.To

WatchFree.To is a free movie streaming site, with no other function than to link to online movies and media. The site primarily links to content on and from Putlocker, and is a Putlocker based site.  

Is WatchFree.To Legit?

WatchFree.To hosts thousands of free movies and TV shows, with new releases and cam rips, as well as TV shows like Hell’s Kitchen, Dancing with the Stars, and the Walking Dead. None of these films or TV shows are licensed to WatchFree.To.  

Because WatchFree.To does not upload their own content, they are not technically pirating content, even when linking to copyrighted films and media. This makes the site more legit than one hosting media on its own servers, but most content is still infringing copyright.  

However, this is a common tactic used by media streaming sites to get around copyright infringement laws. By not hosting content, they remove themselves from liability, and make it more difficult for government bodies to remove them from streaming or to ban the site.  

Is WatchFree.To Safe to Use?

WatchFree.To links out to movies and media hosted on third-party sites. This means that you may link out to sites with popup ads, many of which can be harmful and may include pornography or malware. Clicking “download” or accepting a download on any site linked to from WatchFree.To could result in your computer being infected with malware.  

WatchFree.To also uses popup ads, which also link to malware and some problematic software.  

In most cases, you can likely stream on WatchFree.To without facing legal repercussions. However, this could change as existing laws change – leading to more severe repercussions for streaming and individual piracy, and perhaps, broader definitions for what piracy is.  

Chances are that if you’re using WatchFree.To, you know that most of their content is not legitimate. If not, you should know. This makes you liable in a court of law, because if you know that something you are streaming is pirated or infringing on copyright, then you are deliberately infringing copyright by watching it. So, if you are prosecuted, you will likely lose any case you have.  

While sites like WatchFree.To make it easy to stream as many movies and TV shows as you want without paying, they are typically, highly illegal. Your best option is to avoid them and choose either a legitimate free movie streaming site, or choose a premium solution like Amazon Prime, which offers thousands of movies and TV shows for as little as $10 per month.  

 

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About The Author
Katrina O'Reilly

Kat goes by her game handle MissTRex. Born in Jaynesfield Wisconsin,she is currently studying game design at Full Sail University where she will graduate in 2015. She plays games and frequently purchases, rent’s and borrows new ones. Come back each week to read her new game reviews on the High Tech Society.

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