Ask LH: Am I Breaking The Law By Viewing Streaming Fileshare Sites?

Hey Lifehacker, What’s the legal status of viewing movies and TV shows that link to either streaming versions of torrents or content that wasn’t uploaded by the creator? Will I be busted for doing that?

Who Offers The Most Hours Of Streaming Movies And TV In Australia?

Subscription streaming services like Netflix and Stan generally refuse to disclose how many hours of content they offer, but those numbers can be a useful raw metric for deciding who provides the best value. Streaming search app Gyde has toted up the numbers on the five main services in Australia right now. Who comes out on top?

Which Aussie Streaming Service Has The Most Box Office Hit Movies?

No single streaming service will offer every movie, but which of the big four Australian contenders has the broadest range of titles? We’ve rated Netflix, Stan, Presto and Quickflix to identify how many certified box office hits they offer.

Why It's OK To Buy Digital Movies

Today, Star Wars gets re-released yet again. This time, it’s coming to iTunes, Google Play, Quickflix and EzyFlix. Whether or not you’ve already bought this specific collection a dozen times, digital libraries aren’t going away. But is it worth buying from them?

Video Briefly: Mad Max Clip, Bieber Roast, Walking Dead Teaser

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Watch the new trailers for Mad Max: Fury Road and Walking Dead, Bieber celebrity roast, virtual reality porn gets real.

Popcorn Time Arrives On iOS, No Jailbreak Required

iOS: Popcorn Time, the movie streaming app that uses torrents to serve up movies as streams, is now available on iOS and you don’t need a jailbreak to use it.

How The Dallas Buyers Club Decision Infringes On Our Privacy

Our online privacy is constantly under threat. Our activities on the internet are monitored for a variety of reasons and our human right of privacy is often pitted against other human rights like freedom of expression.

Why The Dallas Buyers Club Piracy Letter Won't Matter

There will be thousands of Australians who are now concerned about the prospect of receiving lawyers letters accusing them of downloading the movie the Dallas Buyers Club in April or May of 2014.

Briefly: NASA's Flying Saucer, Cheap USB 3.0 Flash Drives, Pokemon Cosplay Prank

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: NASA’s Mars-bound low-density supersonic decelerator in action, get a 128GB PNY Turbo USB 3.0 flash drive for $31, Misty cosplay madness.

Ten Australian Classics That Need To Be On Netflix Right Now

Netflix is a pretty amazing service if you happen to be a fan of US movies and TV shows. Unfortunately, there isn’t a whole lot of Aussie flavour at the moment, which is kind of the point of a localised service. With that in mind, we’ve assembled ten Aussie flicks that should definitely be included in the next content roll out. Get on it, Netflix!