By LEE GALLOWAY-KIRK, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If you’ve got a movie you’d like to watch, but can’t find it online, you’re in luck.
A new program called Rovi says it has a tool that shows you if you have been downloaded.
Rovi is part of a growing number of Internet services that can tell you whether a movie has been illegally downloaded, but it’s the first that can be accessed from a desktop browser.
Its creators, the U.S.-based Internet Archive, say they’re working on a feature to let people download movies they’re interested in without having to use a computer.
Ravi, which has more than 500 million active users, allows people to scan their Web browsers to check whether a site has been flagged as illegal or has been pirating.
It doesn’t check whether the site is on BitTorrent, which the Internet Archive says is a private, encrypted network where files are shared among thousands of people in a peer-to-peer manner.
Instead, Rovi checks whether it’s available in a popular video-sharing website, such as Netflix or Hulu.
Roto, another Web-based tool, shows whether a torrent is being distributed by hosting providers, which usually act as the intermediaries between the file-sharing sites and consumers.
“We don’t want to be in the business of making people think that we can tell the difference between legal and illegal downloads,” said David Rovio, a software engineer with the Internet Archives.
“We want to make sure people are getting the best value out of their digital downloads.”
Rovi and Roto are not available in all countries.
However, in the U-S., Australia and New Zealand, where the Internet is growing faster than anywhere else, Roto is widely used.
Rovio said Rovi is not meant to be used as a tool for copyright enforcement.
It’s designed for consumers who want to search for information about illegal file-sharers and other issues.
Roti is one of a handful of Internet tools that are free and available to users, including a tool called BitTorrent Search that allows people around the world to look up files that are being illegally downloaded.
The search engine lets users check for a torrent or download on a particular site.
Rodi, the other Internet Archive tool, can also be downloaded, and can be used for searching for files that have been illegally copied.
Romi, the Rovi tool, has a limited amount of content available to the public and can only be accessed on an account with a specific Web browser.
The site also is not available to people who are not U.s. citizens or legal residents.
Rovic, which costs $1.99 to $9.99 a month, lets users search for any movie they want, including those that have never been pirched.
The tool also allows users to check to see if they have been piracked.
Rodsky, a service that allows users around the globe to search through copyrighted movies and TV shows, has similar tools, including Rovi, but the Rodsky search is more limited in scope and limited to movies that have had their rights removed or are no longer available.
The Rodskiys website shows how many movies it currently has available.
Roni, which is free to download, has more movie-related content, including movies that were illegally released, but users can’t search for the content.
Rovi has more movies and shows than Roni, but is not searchable.
Roni can only search for movies that are on the Rodi site.
Rovios movie search includes all of Rovius library, which also includes movies from the Ushioi and Sashikiri films, and Rovies movies from TV shows like “Rescue Me.”
“I think that the reason why people aren’t using these services is because they don’t realize they are being tracked,” said Chris Burdick, the director of public policy at the Internet Association, a nonprofit trade group for Internet service providers.
“The technology is not yet there.
It will take a long time for it to get there.
There is a huge disconnect between the idea of piracy being a problem and the actual problems.”
The Internet Archive’s Rovi and Romos services are part of the broader Web services that are aimed at letting people who have access to a computer or Internet connection access content they want.
But the tools also are intended to be useful for consumers.
The Internet Association says its members have seen a “huge uptick in people wanting to be involved in the future of the Internet.”
In a letter to Congress this week, the Internet Alliance said that while the Internet could have a large impact on the future, “the Internet will be remembered more as a place where we shared our ideas, our thoughts, and our ideas became law.”
The Association said the Web