Serious thread about copyrights

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Do you use file-sharing programs?

Yes. I regularly use file-sharing software (e.g - WINMX< KaZaA, etc)
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No. I don't use file sharing software
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Post by Prowl? » Thu May 26, 2005 2:42 am

Call me bitter, but after 15 years of forcing inflated prices down my throat for music/movies/video games, I take a certain bit of satisfaction in not paying for average offerings of these mediums, and still be able to use them. Not to say I am a complete pirate without any concern for the hardwork that goes into developing the art. I waited in line 13 hours on May 18th to see Episode 3, I have every EA NHL and GTA game made within the past five years, I am quite proud of my Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Godfather DVD sets, and enjoy listening to Velvet Revolver on my CD deck.

Give me great stuff, or I will rip you off and get your average crap for free.

Plain and simple as far as I am concerned.
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Post by Denyer » Thu May 26, 2005 2:48 am

Originally posted by Kup1
So the answer is yes.
As far as I know in the US, anyway. Some countries have fewer restrictions on music (and possibly movies) due to existing taxes levied on media and equipment.

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Post by Chromia » Tue May 31, 2005 12:19 am

Well, heres another question.

I do the home theater sales thing. And I'm tired of my demo DVDs being all scratched up or "misplaced" by my fellow employees.

If I take a DVD that has been released, and I have paid for, and burn a copy to use in the store.....

Is this legal?

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Post by Denyer » Tue May 31, 2005 12:38 am

Because copyright is civil law, and because the threshold for suing anyone in the US is so low, it's probably open to challenge if someone felt they could prove you were getting use of two copies—it could be argued the purpose of backups is for when a master becomes damaged, not to pre-emptively use the copy—however, you're entitled to a backup under terms of fair use, and ultimately nobody is likely to give a ****.

It goes without saying that IANAL.

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Post by RID Scourge » Tue May 31, 2005 3:45 am

Originally posted by Kup1
I do the home theater sales thing. And I'm tired of my demo DVDs being all scratched up or "misplaced" by my fellow employees.


That's pretty sketch. Do the managers know of this?

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Post by Chromia » Tue May 31, 2005 12:08 pm

Originally posted by RID Scourge
That's pretty sketch. Do the managers know of this?


Actually, yes. This is why I'm asking this. He wanted to know the legality of this as he would be responsibile for of it being in the store.

It's not like I make 20 zillion copies, just one. I keep my original at home, and use the copy as a demo int he store.

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Post by Cyberstrike nTo » Tue May 31, 2005 4:24 pm

I would recommend just making one for your home and not for the
office that could possiably get you fired.
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Post by Denyer » Tue May 31, 2005 10:36 pm

I'd recommend keeping the 'use' copy in the same case as the master...

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Post by Chromia » Wed Jun 01, 2005 2:08 am

Originally posted by Denyer
I'd recommend keeping the 'use' copy in the same case as the master...


Hmmm, never thought of that.

Thanks.

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