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Topic # 81491 13-Apr-2011 18:09
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I'm about to join Orcon's best deal ever plan.

I get my tv shows from torrents (P2P)  ....

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10719055


Will this law prohibit me from using the service ?

I don't wanna be fined or have my connection closed because of it.

Tv shows aren't like movies and songs are they ?

Grr.

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  Reply # 458353 13-Apr-2011 18:33
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Unfortunately they are. Any copyrighted material you get from unapproved (illegitimate) sources, you may be liable.

Sorry ;)



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  Reply # 458369 13-Apr-2011 18:55
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What if we get them from a website...instead of torrent ?  cough *megaupload* cough

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 458372 13-Apr-2011 18:57
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Same thing. It is not where you getting it from but the fact that you are getting it, which breaks the existing copyright law.





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  Reply # 458373 13-Apr-2011 18:57
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*cough* illegal is illegal no matter what the source *cough*

Also, discussing the acquiring of material illegally is not allowed here. Nor is discussing of circumventing any systems used to prevent the illegal gain of copyrighted material.

And yes, TV shows are just as copyright protected as music and movies.

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  Reply # 458386 13-Apr-2011 19:16
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rscole86: *cough* illegal is illegal no matter what the source *cough*

Also, discussing the acquiring of material illegally is not allowed here. Nor is discussing of circumventing any systems used to prevent the illegal gain of copyrighted material.


And yes, TV shows are just as copyright protected as music and movies.


And it appears that the NZ FTA networks know it so they pull the shows and give us the one fingered salute in the process..




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