They Beat the DVD
Sometimes you can instantly spot the thieves simply by browsing the movies they're offering. When it comes to ambitious pirating sites, this is one of the most obvious giveaways, for a couple of reasons.
Pirate sites compete not only against law enforcement but against each other. In order to entice as many viewers as possible, they offer up the freshest blockbusters.
No major studio allows Web sites to stream movies that are still in theaters. And if a movie isn't out on DVD yet, you probably won't find it streaming online legally, either. So if you see streaming titles that are still showing at your local matinee, you can bet that the site is more than a little shady.