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  Reply # 1716291 7-Feb-2017 06:23
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His reply to my questions was go read our herald article..  http://m.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11741617

 

I particularly like "I spoke with lawyers before we started doing it, we are programming a box with a few basic links ... We can't control what you will find."

 

 

Sounds like the Kim Dotcom defence...


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  Reply # 1716400 7-Feb-2017 10:43
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Interesting that the act makes specific mention that circumventing techology solely for the purpose of defeating geographical restrictions is not in breach of the act.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1716415 7-Feb-2017 11:13
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Interesting that the act makes specific mention that circumventing techology solely for the purpose of defeating geographical restrictions is not in breach of the act.

 

 

And yet sony and microsoft still say that making the bluray player region free in their consoles would be "illegal" - go figure.





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  Reply # 1716433 7-Feb-2017 11:29
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was more thinking of the whole debacle last year when Spark, Sky and TVNZ got their knickers in a twist over Orcons enabling of geo bypassing. I can understand that they didn't want to go through a long and expensive legal process, but it is quite a pity that a definitive ruling wasn't reached.

 

I know the manager in a local video shop calls it piracy, but if its not in breach of the copyright act (if infact it is specifically allowed) then at worst its a breach of contract between the user and the supplier (Netflix etc).

 

 


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  Reply # 1717674 9-Feb-2017 13:55
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Meanwhile in the UK http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38906561


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