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  #541293 4-Nov-2011 19:39
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Screeb:
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LennonNZ: But the difference between a Car and an Internet connection is with a Car if someone breaks the law (speeds or drives the car without a WOF/Registration) the person driving the car gets charged not the owner.

With the internet if someone else is driving (using) your internet for downloading copyrighted materials the owner of the Internet is libel not the actual person downloading copyrighted material.


But if the driver does a burnout or something along the lines of that the car WILL be impounded. 


Will your car get impounded if you use it to transport/distribute illegally copied material? Didn't think so. 


Exactly, no matter your stance on copyright law this is stupid legislation from an implementation point of view.




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  #541296 4-Nov-2011 19:45
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There is a long discussion about the law being right or wrong. It's not the topic here folks.




 

 

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Big difference between Law and Statute.

The Law of Gravity will always exist, a Statute on the other hand, is up to the minds of wo/men.

Back to the topic, I appreciate all the comments.

I think the best suggestions so far - are people given the password - the house rules are please don't download copyrighted material.

Like all rules though without someway of detecting the rules have or are being broken it's pretty meaningless.

I'm surprised that there isn't some simple techy solution. Librarys, hotels, restaurants, airports etc all share wireless internet connections to unknowns and would face the same problem.

All the best.


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  #541314 4-Nov-2011 20:37
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Screeb:
Morph:
LennonNZ: But the difference between a Car and an Internet connection is with a Car if someone breaks the law (speeds or drives the car without a WOF/Registration) the person driving the car gets charged not the owner.

With the internet if someone else is driving (using) your internet for downloading copyrighted materials the owner of the Internet is libel not the actual person downloading copyrighted material.


But if the driver does a burnout or something along the lines of that the car WILL be impounded. 


Will your car get impounded if you use it to transport/distribute illegally copied material? Didn't think so. 


It could be argued however that a car is not a transport medium that results in the copyright being broken. A computer network allows replication of data.


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