Re: [DMCForum] Copyright (was: Sirius radio)
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Re: [DMCForum] Copyright (was: Sirius radio)


When you BitTorrent a TV show, you're not watching commercials, which is
how the producers of the show get paid.

Jon Heese

Ryan Wright wrote:
> On 1/11/06, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>yesterdays show.  No, I am not "stealing" because I
>>paid for the content in my Sirius subscription!
> I agree with you, but the media industries do not. They will happily
> sue you if you cross their radar.
> I got a nasty call from my ISP once. Seems a complaint was filed by a
> copyright owner against me. I was using Bit Torrent to download the
> previous night's episodes of a broadcast television show and they
> didn't like that. I said, "Wait a minute; this content is broadcast
> freely over the air. What's the difference? It's not like I'm stealing
> anything; it isn't even for sale, and they give it to anyone with a
> television and a set of rabbit ears." The response was, basically, the
> copyright owner didn't like it and if I continued they were going to
> sue me. End of discussion.
> Eh, they can bite me. I found another way to get the shows over the
> Internet with virtually no chance of being traced. Screw these people.
> And I'm not buying their DVD boxed set when it comes out now, either,
> because I think they're a bunch of pricks. But as long as they
> continue to broadcast it over the air, I feel morally OK in
> downloading it.
> Now, since you're just pulling off of your ISP's Usenet servers you're
> basically immune to problems from the copyright holders.

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