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Topic # 59034 25-Mar-2010 14:23
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I know that there are to be no posts requesting a copy of this or that episode recorded off FV/Sky etc on any GZ forum.

However I'd like to ask a question of anyone from TVNZ/Canwest/Freeview who might be passing this forum;

As their broadcasting is funded by the advertising surrounding & interleaved throughout a programme, if we retain the advertisments in a recording are we allowed to share it to someone in the same geographic location?

I record heaps of TV and movies off Freeview and have no problem converting them to .AVI's - by default those AVI's include the advertising breaks.  If I don't edit out those breaks would anyone official have a problem with me saying 'I have last week's Trauma if anybody wants it" in a GZ forum?

Just a thought that's been percolating in my brain for a while.


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  Reply # 311295 25-Mar-2010 14:44
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  Reply # 311335 25-Mar-2010 16:21
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I thought it was officially stated that Geekzone members couldn't post about wanting episodes that were on TV? Sometime in the last 3-6 months the issue came up, I think.


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  Reply # 311337 25-Mar-2010 16:22
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He's not asking for the episodes, but for clarification from Freeview, so it should be asked.

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  Reply # 311343 25-Mar-2010 16:35
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Legally the answer is No, you cannot provide "time shifted" copies to anyone not living in your house legally. All other copys are "infringing"- Despite what every one actually does in reality

cf sec 84 copyright act 1994

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  Reply # 311392 25-Mar-2010 18:20
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I have a feeling that if the question is asked then any official response has to be that offering copies of recorded programmes would be a breach of copyright and would not be tolerated. However both here and overseas TV companies are well aware that their broadcasts are recorded and appear on private torrent tracker sites. They certainly don't condone that, but they choose not to take any direct action to prevent it either.

I recently read in a discussion forum on a torrent site dedicated to British TV programmes that they were occasionally contacted by the TV companies and asked to remove specific programmes - when asked they have done so. All parties seem to be content with this "Don't ask, don't tell" relationship.

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