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YesMovies: Movie Streaming Website, is it Legal in South Africa?

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YesMovies is a popular free illegal movie streaming website in South Africa. Yes Movies does an illegal acquisition, duplication and distribution of movies which directly copy the copyrighted film without a license to do so. In South Africa, YesMovies is illegal. The purpose of this article is to inform South Africans about piracy and encourage them to be safe from movie piracy websites such as YesMovies.

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What is YesMovies?

YesMovies is an infamous digital content piracy website. The illegal movie site offers pirated television shows, movies and other content to internet users seemingly free of charge. Yes Movies is visited by many people in South Africa for its pirated free content. The website streams illegally distributed and pirated movies including pirated films, cam rips and other stolen media.

The website is blocked in many countries including the US and India. However, the website is accessible in South Africa, while in many countries is blocked to prevent online piracy and to prevent participation in piracy. Despite being blocked, YesMovies continues to operate by using many proxies.

Watching movies and TV shows on YesMovies could result in a heavy fine or jail because streaming illegally is the same as downloading via torrents or Usenet.

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Amazon Prime and Netflix Pirated Content

The website seems to stream and pirate from subscription media websites including Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime. This is illegal and the entities which own the media could possibly have the right to legally prosecute you for knowingly streaming or downloading it.

Cam Rips

A Cam is a copy made in a cinema or theater using a camcorder or mobile phone. YesMovies also offer cam rips. While there is little risk for viewers, The Motion Picture Association (MPAA) has sued some people in the past. The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, also sues individuals, so they may take legal actions against you for watching a cam-rip through the site. This is normally only a risk from the website’s logs.

Indie and B Movies

YesMovies also streams some Indie Movies (an independent film, independent movie or indie film) as well as B Movies (A low-budget commercial motion picture that is not an arthouse film). However, in some cases, these are not copyrighted films and are legal to watch on the site. Unfortunately, determining if this is the case is not simple.

Movies Leaked by YesMovies Website

YesMovies has leaked many big-budget and successful movies in the past. The Yes Movies website recently leaked movies like Jumanji: The Next Level, The X Files, Maleficent Mistress of Evil, Birds Of Prey, Pixxaar’s Onward, Bad Boys For Life and Dolittle just to mention a few. The site has also leaked many popular TV shows including Sex Education, Doom Patrol, The Boys, Chernobyl and many more.

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Yes Movies 2020 Categories

Yes Movies categories offer different genres, such as Action, Romance, Family, Comedy, Horror, and man more which makes internet users prone to YesMovies websites.

  • Hollywood Movies in Hindi
  • Animation Movies
  • Bollywood Movie
  • Tamil Dubbed Movies Collection
  • Web Series
  • Documentaries
  • TV shows

Legal Alternatives to YesMovies

Quick Read Magazine recommends that you avoid websites like YesMovies in South Africa. While Yes Movies allow users to set alerts for anything new and request movies, they do not have the RIGHTS to anything they upload on their website and the website is illegal.

Although YesMovies is free, such torrent sites are hornswoggling in nature and they attempt to administer malware into your device. That is why illegitimate websites are potentially harmful and malicious for your device. So it’s better to rely on legal streaming websites which you can find sign up for an account. Below are some of the legal alternatives to Yes Movies.

  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Showmax
  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • Vimeo
  • YouTube
  • Showtime
  • Google Play Movies
  • Internet Archive
  • Pluto TV
  • Disney+

Disclaimer – Quick Read Magazine does not aim to promote or condone piracy in any way. Piracy is an act of crime. In South Africa, under the Copyright Act of 1978, criminal copyright infringement can land offenders in jail for up to five years and result in a fine of up to R10,000. This article aims to inform the general public about piracy and encourage them to be safe from such acts. We further request you not to encourage or engage in piracy in any form.

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