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  Reply # 663985 30-Jul-2012 14:06 Send private message

With regards to the 3 strike issue, have I got this right?:

This particular bit of legislation only applies to P2P methods of obtaining the content you have no rights to?
Meaning if you obtain the same content via another method (ie direct streaming capture etc), you still don't have the rights to it, but the above law does not apply to this instance. Presumably some other law does.
Therefore P2P is not illegal, just using this method to acquire content you have no rights to is.

Is there a time period, as in they have to notify you within 3 months of the alleged infringement or something like that?

And was there any clarity around what each notice would apply to? As in is a single track 1 strike, or is an entire album 1 strike, or 12 strikes in one go etc?

Hopefully the answers to the above will help the original poster and others.

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  Reply # 664055 30-Jul-2012 15:43 Send private message

http://3strikes.net.nz/information/law-basics

The above site defines the new law as covering:

What’s covered by the law changes?Only online file sharing that infringes copyright.

“File sharing” is defined by the new law as:
  • material uploaded or downloaded from the Internet (and)
  • using an application or network that enables the simultaneous sharing of material between multiple users.
Anything that doesn’t meet both parts of this definition is not covered by the new law, however it doesn't mean it is legal as it still may be a breach of copyright.  It just won't fall under this system for the rights holders to seek redress, it will have to be done civilly.  










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  Reply # 664071 30-Jul-2012 16:20 Send private message

Thanks for the informative replies everybody.
From what I can gather, using Groovedown is illegal but it would not trigger a 3strikes notice.

freitasm: As above, here are some suggestions for legal music downloads and streaming:

7Digital
FlyBuys Music
iTunes
Marbecks Digital
Pandora
Rdio
Spotify
Telecom Android Music
Vodafone Music

And no, those Russian sites that allow you to "buy" music at very cheap rates are not legal, and most likely will steal your credit card details.





Few questions here.
Is there a legal way of getting free music which I don't need to stream, like a program supported by ads or something. I'm aware of Spotify as it's the most popular option but the Spotify app always crashes on my phone and I don't want to have an app or program to listen to music. I might want to put the tracks(mp3 preferably) on my comp or something.
Also, Spotify needs a fb account, which I don't have as I don't really like fb.

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  Reply # 664075 30-Jul-2012 16:30 Send private message

Look in my blog post and you will see some options - not many are free to download, most are free to stream.

And you can have a Spotify account without Facebook.




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  Reply # 664081 30-Jul-2012 16:46 Send private message

Didn't know that. I tried Googling it and all results pretty much said Spotify needed a fb account.

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