Jan 15, 2015

What’s the difference between Wavelength and illegal torrents?

So Wavelength (www.wavelength.io) is a new competitor to streaming video services like Netflix and Hulu, but it allows you to watch other people’s movies that are stored on Ultraviolet cloud locker. At least, I think that’s how it works. How is this different and legal compared to The Pirate Bay or any other torrent service, other than instead of a torrent, you are streaming video stored in the cloud?
They claim it is legit: "We can allow users to legally share their movie collections with each other because when consumers buy UltraViolet movies, their UltraViolet account currently supports multiple users."

UltraViolet was set up a few years ago by the movie studios as a way to share content via digital lockers. When you purchase a DVD with this designation, supposedly up to six people can share it concurrently:

So far Wavelength has had some startup issues and their servers have been overwhelmed. We'll see if this is a viable solution.
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