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  Reply # 459177 15-Apr-2011 14:44 Send private message

I think the proof will really be when a case is tested after 1st September when the law enter in effect.




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  Reply # 459181 15-Apr-2011 14:55 Send private message

freitasm: I think the proof will really be when a case is tested after 1st September when the law enter in effect.


True.

 

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  Reply # 459203 15-Apr-2011 16:34

What I don't understand is why online music stores are still compressing mp3s to just 128k. I recently purchased a track on Vodafone NZs updated music store, and it was only 128k. There was no warning that that was the compression format. However when I purchased from vodafones store a couple of years ago the music was at least at 256k or higher. If you are paying a couple of dollars for a track, they shouldn't be crippled in that way. I could however probably have found a torrent of that music track at an almost lossless compression rate, but I prefer to pay for my music to support the artist.

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  Reply # 459219 15-Apr-2011 17:29 Send private message

This just in:


NEW COPYRIGHT LAW FAIR AND CREDIBLE
 
Video Ezy International (NZ) Ltd applauds the New Zealand Government’s passing of legislation this week which protects the interests of rights holders against the effects of digital copyright piracy.
 
Kevin Peterson, Joint Managing Director, says New Zealand has one of the highest rates of peer-to-peer copyright infringement in the world, and the growth in copyright theft has had a serious impact on the video rental industry in recent years.
 
“Many people probably don’t realise that this is hurting small business owners and their employees throughout the country,” he says.
 
The new law, which will come into effect on 1 September, provides the sanctions needed to help people understand downloading movies from BitTorrent sites is no different from walking into a store and taking something off the shelf without paying for it.”
 
The New Zealand government has made every effort to consult broadly with all parts of the creative sector, the ISPs and other interested parties, to create a fair, credible and workable piece of legislation,” he said.  
 






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  Reply # 459227 15-Apr-2011 17:53 Send private message

freitasm: This just in:


NEW COPYRIGHT LAW FAIR AND CREDIBLE
 
Video Ezy International (NZ) Ltd applauds the New Zealand Government’s passing of legislation this week which protects the interests of rights holders against the effects of digital copyright piracy.
 
Kevin Peterson, Joint Managing Director, says New Zealand has one of the highest rates of peer-to-peer copyright infringement in the world, and the growth in copyright theft has had a serious impact on the video rental industry in recent years.
 
“Many people probably don’t realise that this is hurting small business owners and their employees throughout the country,” he says.
 
The new law, which will come into effect on 1 September, provides the sanctions needed to help people understand downloading movies from BitTorrent sites is no different from walking into a store and taking something off the shelf without paying for it.”
 
The New Zealand government has made every effort to consult broadly with all parts of the creative sector, the ISPs and other interested parties, to create a fair, credible and workable piece of legislation,” he said.  
 




Wow...

I'm looking forward to going back to the age of video rental stores 




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  Reply # 459246 15-Apr-2011 19:27 Send private message

freitasm: This just in:

{video ezy}



And they'd be the first to complain if services like Hulu/proper VOD started here too!

They don't care about anyone but their bottom line (which is fair I suppose) BUT they have to realise that times, they are a' changin!
I haven't been to a Video Ezy in years... because they SUCK!
United Video is better.

I wish I could save fuel, time and money by watching a trailer and the buying/renting the movie online. Would make it easier for my kids too... many a time we've hired something that they like the cover of and it turns out to be crap!

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  Reply # 459247 15-Apr-2011 19:38 Send private message

again rental stores are dead wrong... vos people p2p a movie even if its very poor camrip or quality dont mean they would have money to buy or rent a movie anyhow

i know someone who bought loads of ex rental dvds.. his room was filled with his fav movies.. in end it was getting crazy... he found out autogk and converted them to xvids and stored all on a 1tb drive to watch..

in the end he gave away his collection ..

theres also plenty of people I hear about who rent dvds and clonedvd them in 20mins.. sure rental coys make money of them but theres no way to protect from that kind of copying either.. its just easier to spy on people on the web then through their homes windows to see what they doing with the content.

it will be funy rental store find no increase in sales after 1 sept.. whcih will prove they all wrong about p2p and impact on business models.. downloaders dont buy cos they cant afford too they dont rent either.. its just fact.. theres a exception to all rules though.

im sure everyone knows people and friends like this.. its not uncommon

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  Reply # 459253 15-Apr-2011 20:44 Send private message

Gunna throw another fryingpan into the fire... What about IRC? Has everyone forgotten it?
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  Reply # 459255 15-Apr-2011 20:58 Send private message

IRC? As in XDCC bots? Haha, I have't forgotten. They are useless when compared to usenet though.

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  Reply # 459256 15-Apr-2011 21:02 Send private message

Another interesting question;

What about services like Tomizone? http://www.tomizone.com/

Imagine the furore when someone is hauled into the Copyright Tribunal for downloading a pirated song downloaded by one of their customers.

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  Reply # 459266 15-Apr-2011 22:37 Send private message

1080p: Another interesting question;

What about services like Tomizone? http://www.tomizone.com/

Imagine the furore when someone is hauled into the Copyright Tribunal for downloading a pirated song downloaded by one of their customers.

They're specifically excempted.


“ISP, or Internet service provider, IPAP, or Internet protocol address provider, means a person that operates a business that, other than as an incidental feature of its main business activities,—



  • “(a) offers the transmission, routing, and providing of connections for digital online communications, between or among points specified by a user, of material of the user's choosing; and





  • “(ab) allocates IP addresses to its account holders; and





  • “(b) charges its account holders for the services provided in paragraph (a) on a regular basis its services; and





  • “(c) is not primarily operated to cater for transient users






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  Reply # 459272 15-Apr-2011 22:54 Send private message

An idea just struck me, if this law / bill was just passed, have the media companies been forbidden in the past from sending letters to the ISP of a IP address in NZ? I mean, a lot of people pirate in NZ but no one gets these messages. So unless this gets massive world wide attention, notifying those companies, then will this change anything really?





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  Reply # 459276 15-Apr-2011 23:07 Send private message

Some ISPs have been receiving these notifications for years, and in some cases even notifying users. This was discussed here on Geekzone years ago.




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  Reply # 459289 16-Apr-2011 00:44 Send private message

PottsyNZ: 

http://www.bandcamp.com

For your FLAC/artist supportive needs


+1, that is if your favourite artist uses Bandcamp. This site is a really good idea. I have bought albums off it. Plus you get to hear the entire album for free whenever you want via their website - unrestricted,

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  Reply # 459291 16-Apr-2011 02:11 Send private message

freitasm: Some ISPs have been receiving these notifications for years, and in some cases even notifying users. This was discussed here on Geekzone years ago.


One thing I do applaud is that they have stated that the notification must be sent via the same means as the billing. The thought that someone could have a notification emailed to an address that wasn't used definitely had me concerned especially with the "no response, you're guilty" clause having been added.

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