I was talking to my brother earlier today about how much the digital converter boxes kind of suck, and different setups to watch shows that we like, and I brought up that I've recently discovered Project Free TV. He said that he avoids websites like that, because they are in a grey area, kind of, where it could be/is illegal, because you aren't paying to watch the shows, and there is no way to verify that Project Free TV has the rights to "air" (for lack of a better word) the material. He said he knows that South Park makers have made that public, so would not have a problem watching it on a second party website, but that there's no way to know, and it could be considered illegal (or is illegal). He said Hulu is different, he would (probably) watch full episodes of shows on there, because he understands that they approach the producers and ask for permission to air the shows.
I was just wondering if anyone else has any input into this. I haven't been able to find much with regards to rights for situations like that, but from what I understood, so long as you don't download the shows, it wasn't an issue. But that's just from what I've been told. (My Google skills suck.)