There are many streaming services these days, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, and so on. However, the problem with all these services is that they all have different licensing deals with the studios, meaning that some shows are available on some platforms, while others are not.
It would not be realistic for customers to subscribe to multiple as it can get expensive, which is why a study from back in 2018 suggested that the rise of streaming services is actually leading to an increase in piracy. We also imagine that this is why illegal streaming service, iStreamItAll, was created, where it hosted over 100,000 TV episodes and over 10,000 movies.
This made it bigger than Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Vudu combined, but unfortunately for those who use its service, it seems that the feds have managed to take it down. Two men from Las Vegas have since pleaded guilty to running the website and are now facing charges related to money laundering and copyright infringement.
According to one of the men involved, Darryl Polo, he revealed that he had used a computer program to search pirate websites for content, download them, and then upload it to its servers which were then made available to its subscribers.