Where I am (which I won't specify), there are a couple of free-to-air movie channels. However, almost every movie I watch has the boring bit of the credits cut off. That is, if there are bloopers with the credits (like in Rush Hour), or the first couple of credits are done in a creative/interesting way (like in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, with the burnt paper), they do show those credits. But they cut it off when it comes to the black background and white text credits roll, either by editing it to skip to the end, or just abruptly ending it.
I can understand that most people ignore credits anyway, and they're cutting it off to save time (although personally I sometimes like listening to the credits music). However, I wanted to know, is it legal? From my point of view, everybody who worked on the film has a right to have their name shown at the end, and whether they're acknowledged by the viewer or not should be the viewer's choice.
Also, now that I think about it, the cinema a go to occasionally also cuts off the credits in the same way. This surely isn't legal, right?