My mom loves hong kong dramas but it is so tough to buy the DVD here and also very expensive. We try to search online, most dramas are not allowed to play online outside China Hong Kong. One of my friends recommend me download QVOD which coul allow us download unlimited hong kong dramas. He said as long as we don't download American drama/movies, we won't be have trouble. Is that true? How can we download hongkong dramas legally? Thank you very much!
You can't. It's illegal stealing of someone else's copyrighted works. And loving the works, difficulty in finding copies you could buy, and their high cost, are not justifications to commit copyright infringement. You're more or less acknowledging that you could buy them if you were willing to, but you'd rather get them for free.
But as a practical matter, Asian IP enforcement is virtually non-existent, and unless these rightsholders have U.S. counsel, they won't sue you here for it.
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