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Topic # 116541 1-May-2013 23:50
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This is in regard to that law that came in sometime in 2011.

I download from 4shared all the time and I have started watching tv shows online via websites that stream them. Will I get sent letters for this stuff or do ISP's ignore everything that isn't P2P?







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  Reply # 809908 2-May-2013 06:41
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Nope. As long as it isn't a public bittorrent swarm you are fine for now.

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  Reply # 809923 2-May-2013 07:21
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...and either way, only the music industry is actually catching people at all. The movie industry isn't bothering (and for that matter, neither is the software industry, pron, games etc. lthe only thing you could get caught for is music)

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  Reply # 809989 2-May-2013 09:37
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And when you stream the movies/shows from those websites, I believe the advertising surrounding the video pays for it. So I guess you could say it was legal.

I'm sure there are websites that stream illegally though.





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  Reply # 809993 2-May-2013 09:44
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Will I get sent letters for this stuff or do ISP's ignore everything that isn't P2P?



ISP's don't monitor your traffic for copyright infringement.


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  Reply # 809995 2-May-2013 09:45
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DravidDavid: And when you stream the movies/shows from those websites, I believe the advertising surrounding the video pays for it. So I guess you could say it was legal.

I'm sure there are websites that stream illegally though.


 

The Advertising pays the website owner who offers the illegal stream that is unlicensed from a Movie/TV studio.



So no just as illegal just instead of everyone working for free, someones getting paid.

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  Reply # 809997 2-May-2013 09:50
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The illegal site gets paid for with the adverts but studios, actors, writers get nothing. It's not legal and surely immoral.




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  Reply # 810050 2-May-2013 10:56
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Not to mention those sites are pretty common for dishing out malware. Make sure you're wearing protection.

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  Reply # 810052 2-May-2013 10:57

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This made me laugh!!!!! hahahaha.

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  Reply # 810055 2-May-2013 11:05
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The law says you are at fault but the practicalities of the issue means the only enforcement going on is around P2P filesharing... and as has been mentioned, on top of that the movie studios refuse to the the $25 fee to send a notice, so the only rights holders currently enforcing copyright is the RIANZ music industry.

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  Reply # 810067 2-May-2013 11:17
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As an aside - I am not quite sure how youtube still exists - there is a massive amount of stuff on there that surely has not been approved by the copyright holders. Once in a while content may disappear - but it usually reappears later.




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  Reply # 810069 2-May-2013 11:28
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NonprayingMantis: ...and either way, only the music industry is actually catching people at all. The movie industry isn't bothering (and for that matter, neither is the software industry, pron, games etc. lthe only thing you could get caught for is music)


I buy music from iTunes. Everything I want is there, it's DRM free and the price is reasonable.

Sadly the same can't be said about TV/Movie content. I've been trying out Netflix and Hulu but there is so much content missing it's not a viable option.




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  Reply # 810447 2-May-2013 20:09
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robjg63: As an aside - I am not quite sure how youtube still exists - there is a massive amount of stuff on there that surely has not been approved by the copyright holders. Once in a while content may disappear - but it usually reappears later.


YouTube, being an American company, is protected by/subjected to the DMCA law, which has a "safe harbour" provision - meaning that such companies are not liable for infringing content (because users upload it), but, they must take down content if a rights holder files an official DMCA notice with them. The law recognises that for YouTube (and other such user-driven sites) to actively monitor every upload is completely prohibitive, but requires them to act when asked.

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  Reply # 810483 2-May-2013 21:20
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Buy a seedbox, use private torrent sites.






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