I'm looking to start a website which will link to online streams.
I have a few questions:
Any help appreciated, thanks.
1). Depends on the laws in your country. Typically, it will also depends on the frequency of these "illegal" streams. If the occurrence is rare compared to the volume, you'd be fine so long as you remove questionable links within a reasonable time period. If the majority of your streams are illegal, you may get a lot of unwanted legal attention.... and if your website is a .com the US now believes they have jurisdiction over your site.
2). No. Sometimes a link is just a link.
3). That is a matter of opinion, but the general answer is no. If memory serves me correctly, there is a law suit with this question going on now (or just happened) where Newscorp (or another media company) didn't want their content linked by particular people but that may have been more to do with automated services linking to their content.