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Topic # 89410 1-Sep-2011 18:37 Send private message

So the MPAA have hired an ex all-black to educate NZers about copyright issues through this website: www.respectcopyrights.co.nz

I would like to quote a piece of the site's terms of use. I have bolded parts for emphasis:

"In addition, elements of the Site are protected by trade dress and other federal and state intellectual property laws and may not be copied, reproduced, downloaded or distributed in any way, in whole or in part, without the express permission of the MPAA."

Does this mean that visiting this website is now a breach of copyright?

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  Reply # 515261 1-Sep-2011 18:48 Send private message

Our "federal and state" laws are awesome though!

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  Reply # 515271 1-Sep-2011 19:08 Send private message

That is hilarious. I sometimes wonder if they understand what they are 'protecting' at times.

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  Reply # 515291 1-Sep-2011 19:42 Send private message

Why is there a link, under TV on the legal alternatives page, to http://skyplayer.sky.com/aboutskyplayer/tv-on-demand.html???




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  Reply # 515301 1-Sep-2011 19:59 Send private message

What we want is HULU or NetFlix type media providers not tvnz ondemand or any other ondemand bull if they don't show something I want to watch then I won't be using them will I




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  Reply # 515308 1-Sep-2011 20:03 Send private message

That site is nuts. The 'what to do if you got a notice' section more or less says, enforcement cannot make mistakes. If you have received a notice you are guilty - whether you know it or not, still your fault. If you have received a notice you will be punished. yada yada.

The legal links section does not contain any links to creative commons projects or freely available music archives. Well, it is the mpaa I guess, but it sounds a lot like skynet talking.
 

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  Reply # 515465 2-Sep-2011 07:19 Send private message

gzt: That site is nuts. The 'what to do if you got a notice' section more or less says, enforcement cannot make mistakes. If you have received a notice you are guilty - whether you know it or not, still your fault. If you have received a notice you will be punished. yada yada.

The legal links section does not contain any links to creative commons projects or freely available music archives. Well, it is the mpaa I guess, but it sounds a lot like skynet talking.
 


Carry on. Nothing worth seeing there. :-)   




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  Reply # 515466 2-Sep-2011 07:23 Send private message

Who wants to submit a false advertising compliant about being able to download TV programmes from iTunes? :P

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  Reply # 515471 2-Sep-2011 07:58 Send private message

Damn. Didn't you read the thing? You can't link to the site without their authorisation.

You are in trouble now...





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  Reply # 515503 2-Sep-2011 09:09 Send private message

BAN HIM!!




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  Reply # 515692 2-Sep-2011 13:51 Send private message

I think the copyright date on the site is wrong, it looks like it is straight out of the 90's

I have issues with this part:
from here - http://www.respectcopyrights.co.nz/faqs.html
The infringement notice you received is the result of your computer having been identified as engaged in an illegal transfer of copyrighted movies, TV shows or music.

They cant identify my computer, just the shared internet connection. Clearly incorrect.




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  Reply # 515908 2-Sep-2011 19:43 Send private message

Jeebus - that FAQ looks like they copy/pasted from Word. Every single hyphen is a question-mark. The broken links (every single one of them...) on the "what you can do to protect yourself" page is pretty awesome. The Apple TV can apparently rent TV shows according to the "legal alternatives" page - despite not even being able to do that in America nowadays.

I went ahead and kindly emailed them my criticisms to the contact address buried at the bottom of their behemoth "Terms of Use / Privay Policy" page. Yes. Privay.

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  Reply # 516695 5-Sep-2011 09:46 Send private message

What a joke...





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  Reply # 516701 5-Sep-2011 09:58 Send private message

CYaBro: Why is there a link, under TV on the legal alternatives page, to http://skyplayer.sky.com/aboutskyplayer/tv-on-demand.html???


wonder if that could be used as a legal defence.  the fact that the rights holders have told you the site is legal means that if you access it (say, via a proxy or whatever) in NZ then they cannot then take you to court.  hmmmm.



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  Reply # 516844 5-Sep-2011 14:13 Send private message

A dissection of the site... http://lancewiggs.com/2011/09/04/the-mpaa-needs-business-people-not-lawyers/


freitasm: Damn. Didn't you read the thing? You can't link to the site without their authorisation.
You are in trouble now...

Better remove the anchor tag then! Wink 

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