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MPAA tackles online TV piracy with WheretoWatch.org

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has announced the launch of www.WheretoWatch.org, a website that will serve as a resource for audiences looking to access movies and TV shows legally online.

The website, at www.WheretoWatch.org, breaks the various services into relevant categories and summarises what each platform provides, including what content is available, how it is supported and what devices are compatible. The list is an aggregate based on services available in the United States, and although the set of services offering movies and TV shows differ by country, several services are available in multiple countries.

The MPAA said that with so much digital distribution of licensed shows, it's difficult for consumers to evaluate what's legally available and what could be pirated. The website will provide a list of legal distribution outlets.

"Audiences want seamless access to film and TV shows. Our industry has listened, and we are now delivering more choices than ever before," said Senator Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the MPAA. "There have never been more ways to access movies and television legitimately online, and those platforms continue to grow and develop thanks in large part to a copyright system that encourages innovation, risk and growth. The companies I represent are committed to continuing to create and develop the best ways for audiences to enjoy the entertainment they love."

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