I've been under the impression that any illegal movie/tv show streaming sites will eventually be taken down. Especially when it grows more popular and is more visible. I've been following this one site for about 1.5 years now and they seem to have had no issues, are still indexed, and, I'm not certain, but I believe their media player hasn't changed; meaning they probably haven't had too many individual videos taken down. What confuses me more is: Their site is a .com domain. Their domain comes from godaddy. Their VPS server is hosted within the USA. They have a public facebook page. They use Flowplayer Free; their media is either hosted on their own server, on flowplayers drive, or on something like the Amazon cloud. I'm not entirely sure how you isolate the source of an embed, but looking at some of their videos using developer tools > network in chrome, or IDM, I see the connections coming in for their lower quality versions are coming from their USA based servers, and their higher quality ones from googlevideo.com For their legal disclaimer they have the typical: All videos are hosted via external websites that we have no control over, etc etc. At this point their facebook page has 40,000 fans. They also host mostly tv shows with multiple seasons, so if they ever had to completely take one video down they'd likely have to remove the entire show, which would destroy their website. This leads me to believe they haven't had much issue so far. This is only one of a few sites I've been using frequently that is still around over the years. But this site is the oddest one because they've never switched domain names from their .com versions or ran into any trouble that I could tell. So I am wondering your guess on how they get away with it? I've wanted to set a site up like this for fun for a while, but I've always held back because I assumed the second it gets any momentum you'd get a DMCA complaint, and it would only end up being an endless headache of annoyance and risk from that point forward.