There are many ways to watch movies online. Many Kenyans now rely on DVD purchases or direct transfer to USB sticks at movie shops that have sprung up all over the country. The cost ranges from Kes 30 to Kes 100 depending on the location. These movie establishments rely on a weak Kenyan regulatory environment that does not sanction illegal foreign movie downloads.
Movie Piracy in Kenya
Proprietors of these movie stalls/cafes purchase copies of the illegally downloaded movies from people who download them from torrent sites using a fast Internet connection. The movies are usually shared by someone who has purchased a legal copy of the movie or recorded at a theater using a good camera.
Illegal Movie Download Sites
The main sites are:
- The Pirate Bay
- Kickass Torrents
To download the movies, users download torrent software such as uTorrent and BitTorrent.
Warning on Movie Piracy
Downloading movies from anyone other than the legal owner or appointed distributor is a violation of copyright and illegal.