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Topic # 90098 14-Sep-2011 19:59
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I have done a bit of reading and have yet to have concrete answer.

My question is simple, does the new 3 strikes law (Skynet bill) apply to those people that download from file hosting sites such as Rapidshare, megaupload, hotfile and fileserve.

As I understand it the law only applies to P2P technology (torrenting and P2P software). 

I did read recently that hotfile provides movie companies with an admin account to go through their site deleting stuff that is infringing on copyright. That would suggest that it does not fall within the boundaries of the NZ skynet bill as they can police those sites themselves.

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  Reply # 521161 14-Sep-2011 20:06
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Lets turn it around and look at it another way.

The law says it's illegal to breach somebody else's copyright. If the content you're downloading is copyrighted and you haven't paid for it should it be covered by the law?


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  Reply # 521284 15-Sep-2011 08:39
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sbiddle: Lets turn it around and look at it another way.

The law says it's illegal to breach somebody else's copyright. If the content you're downloading is copyrighted and you haven't paid for it should it be covered by the law?



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  Reply # 521295 15-Sep-2011 08:57
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There is another way to look at this. Can a third party freely/easily gain access to the transaction between Hotflu/Rabidsh*t/Filederp and yourself? If not, it is next to impossible for this law to apply to you.

Is it wrong to infringe copyright? Absolutely.

Will you be caught using file locker services? No.*



*Unless the file locker in question has its servers seized and logs analysed, in which case you could well be pinged. If this is the case then you likely have larger issues anyway.

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  Reply # 521304 15-Sep-2011 09:16
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Just get a VPN and do anything that is even slightly dodgy through that.




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  Reply # 521536 15-Sep-2011 15:50
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I dont condone File sharing, but the answer to your question is on this website, and has a definate answer.

http://3strikes.net.nz/information/faqs#heading-anchor-3

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  Reply # 521539 15-Sep-2011 15:56
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mrfett01: I have done a bit of reading and have yet to have concrete answer.

My question is simple, does the new 3 strikes law (Skynet bill) apply to those people that download from file hosting sites such as Rapidshare, megaupload, hotfile and fileserve.

As I understand it the law only?applies?to P2P technology (torrenting and P2P software).?

I did read recently that hotfile provides movie companies with an admin account to go through their site deleting stuff that is infringing on copyright. That would suggest that it does not fall within the boundaries of the NZ skynet bill as they can police those sites themselves.


Even if it isn't covered by the new law, it will be covered by the existing copyright laws.

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  Reply # 521542 15-Sep-2011 16:00
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g0t2g0: I dont condone File sharing 

Why not? It's a great technology. I use it often.

Fantastic way for publishers of content to distribute it to end users.

 




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  Reply # 521554 15-Sep-2011 16:08
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oh, im very sorry tony, i did mean illegal file sharing of copyrighted material.
Ill try and keep my mouth shut from now on.
Thanks for your input.

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