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Topic # 193536 14-Mar-2016 15:26
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https://torrentfreak.com/movieswap-aims-to-be-a-huge-crowd-powered-streaming-service-160311/

 

 

 

A Good idea or just more piracy. If it was legal i would join in a heartbeat.





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  Reply # 1513105 14-Mar-2016 15:34
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I'm sure their graduate lawyer can sort out any legal stoushes they find themselves in...


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  Reply # 1513109 14-Mar-2016 15:42
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Could you iscsi over the internet to a remote dvd drive? That would probably be legal, right?





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  Reply # 1513122 14-Mar-2016 15:43
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Lending movies isnt illegal long as its not for public consumption etc, but converting them to digital format is the area that gets messy...... add in $$$ and it gets worse....

 

 





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  Reply # 1513125 14-Mar-2016 15:49
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MPAA will be all over that quicker than cable TV on Aereo!


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  Reply # 1513130 14-Mar-2016 15:53
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Cease and Desist/DMCA orders along with Gucci clad lawyers arriving at their (and kickstarter's) offices in 3...2...1..... 


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  Reply # 1513131 14-Mar-2016 15:53
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Sounds like a great idea... an NZMCA member was recently suggesting this for our campsites. put any DVDs in the window you want to swap and we'll come visit with the ones we'd like to swap back...

 

 

 

Second hand bookstores have been doing this for years too, though again only in 'hardcopy' format. 

 

another issue would be if they got more recent videos... how could/would they manage to lend it to only one person at a time? (and manage the million deep queue that would soon form too!)


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  Reply # 1513136 14-Mar-2016 15:59
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How could/would they manage to lend it to only one person at a time? (and manage the million deep queue that would soon form too!)

 

 

Thats the kicker, you need one physical copy for every concurrent lending that occurs to even claim this is legal,

 

But given that ripping DVDs for personal use (let along for this) is still technically illegal in the US ( http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/10/its-still-illegal-to-rip-dvd-and-blu-ray-discs-for-personal-use/) the are gonne run into trouble real fast....


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  Reply # 1513138 14-Mar-2016 16:10
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Lending movies isnt illegal long as its not for public consumption etc, but converting them to digital format is the area that gets messy...... add in $$$ and it gets worse....

 

 

Funny thing was that Kiwi guy who just settled out of court in a *civil* case, having committed massive, active piracy - over 4,500 different movies for download -  yet Kim Dotcom is facing extraditions for not actually pirating a single thing himself - his users did that - and the DMCA specificially offered immunity to people who operated such services provided they responded to copyright claims by rights holders....which he did. 

 

Something there doesn't add up at all. 





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