Video Downloaders Beware !!!
- 07-06-2007, 01:18 PM
Video Downloaders Beware !!!
********: VIDEO DOWNLOADER BEWARE ! ! !
Thankfully I never ever ever download copy righted material !
- 07-06-2007, 10:30 PM
Haha. Yeah, I did. Torrents are now way out of date. Way too much people are on these and it's now as corrupted as Kazaa.
07-06-2007, 10:37 PM
Practically speaking, the anti-piracy groups can only pursue Big Uploaders. Downloading in less than monthly multi gigabit quantities is the net equivalent of jaywalking, too many transgressors to make pursuit worthwhile with ~11 million doing soon every month in the US and the tacit approval of the ISPs because it builds and sustains their customer base. The ISPs only care if you are using a lot of bandwidth.
The "reputable" P2P sites are hosted in countries where copyright violations are not on the books or enforced, not much a US authority can do to a host in Romania, for instance, and if protocol encryption is enabled to foil a sniff of content.
07-06-2007, 10:41 PM
07-06-2007, 11:05 PM
They have no right to even issue a warrant for downloading, as they cannot show that you do not at least potentially have "fair use" right to the material without first proving that you don't own the material. There is no way for them to prove that you didn't own Barbara Streissands Greatest Hits CD already, so they can't get a warrant for anabolicrhino downloading it as MP3s.
However there is no such protection for uploaders.
07-07-2007, 08:41 AM
to support a case of "misuse" of the internet as a "piracy tool"
The ISPs could be pressure into regulations that would restrict the access of potential copyright infringing downloaders.
The reality is the the whole concept of copyright and ownership in terms of entertainment is transforming as we speak. Thanks to Youtube and other such services that embed video into flash formats. We now have access to high quality HD mpeg 4 type content.
The distribution network is now created and hosted by the end users. The television audience is down a few million right now and their corporate owners are scrambling to correct the free fall. They know they can't beat the downloaders without restricting the internet itself, so they are trying to get a legitimate piece of the pie.
They will try to convince the end users that to pay for some better quality and ease of use is worth it,like ITUNES...of course some of us will always prefer free!
07-07-2007, 09:53 AM
07-07-2007, 09:55 AM
07-07-2007, 09:56 AM
There is no way for a copyright holder to show that I don't already own a copy of Akon's Konvicted (which I do, sitting in one of the 400 disc CD changers in the house) when I am downloading it. If I do own a copy, fair use allows for me to have backup and other use copies of it legally. I just can't distribute.
07-07-2007, 09:58 AM
07-07-2007, 10:42 AM
It is a current legal battle to determine whether a persons right to control distribution of something they created, so that only they can benefit from it, is more important then the quality of life needs of the greater internet world community.
It comes down to privatization versus public domain interests.
The Youtube team is having a difficult time developing a filtering system that would not hamper non copyrighted content. It will have to come from the content provider to develope an embedded code to prevent unauthorized distribution. They will have to consider the loss of possible advertising exposure, which is what drives the internet. That is why Google's part in all of this makes for an interesting case study.
I believe that everyone has the right to profit from their own creations, but not at the expense of the quality of life for the entire world.
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