Is Putlockers Legal?

Towards the end of April 2017, the European Court ruled that streaming pirated content was in fact illegal.

So, for residents within the EU, Putlocker movies is illegal to use.

Similarly, in the United States, streaming pirated content is illegal.

In Canada, this is not the case, it is legal to stream movies.

Is Putlockers safe to use?

Putlocker is hugely popular, but its legality is questionable, depending on where you live. If it’s accessible via your ISP, then it’s probably safe to access from a legal perspective. However, the content it links to may not be safe. Much it is copyright-protected and just streaming it may breach copyright laws.

In some countries such as the US, UK and Europe, Putlocker is illegal because it enables access to copyrighted content.

Is 123movies illegal?

In most of the Western world, displaying content that was not obtained through the proper licenses is illegal. However, 123Movies and similar streaming sites often operate in other parts of the world. There is no disputing the fact that 123Movies is not legal in the United States.

Has Putlockers been shut down?

A few months after being shut down, the putlocker.is domain became active again, redirecting visitors to a new address, putlockers.ch. In the end, that lasted a year, before it became suspended (following a ruling in favor of the Belgian Entertainment Association).