I know we have some readers with legal training, and this question is directed to them.
Some of the films I recommend each Friday on this site are not readily available from NetFlix/libraries/stores but have been posted online in their entirety.
I don’t want to rip off people who make movies, nor do I want to encourage RBC readers to break the law. But if a film is available for free on YouTube or Hulu (particularly an older movie) does that mean it’s in the public domain, i.e., it is no more wrong to suggest people check it out there than it would be to note that it will be playing on PBS sometime soon? Or would providing RBC readers information that a film I recommend can be viewed for free on line in fact be illegal or unethical?
Advice appreciated. Thanks in advance.