View Full Version : Canada gives RIAA the finger
03-31-04, 02:55 PM
Federal judge says uploading music to P2P networks is legal.
03-31-04, 02:57 PM
Quote:"No evidence was presented that the alleged infringers either distributed or authorized the reproduction of sound recordings," he wrote in his 28-page ruling. "They merely placed personal copies into their shared directories which were accessible by other computer users via a P2P service."
He compared the action to a photocopy machine in a library. "I cannot see a real difference between a library that places a photocopy machine in a room full of copyrighted material and a computer user that places a personal copy on a shared directory linked to a P2P service," he said.
Nice one. Hadn't thought of it like that before.
03-31-04, 02:59 PM
Wow, Canada is a little bit cool. ----------
"You there, fill it up with petroleum distillate, and re-vulcanize my tires, post-haste! Also, I'd like to send this letter to the Prussian consulate in Siam by aeromail. Am I too late for the 4:30 autogyro?" - Monty Burns
03-31-04, 03:03 PM
03-31-04, 03:57 PM
Well, we try our best.
03-31-04, 04:15 PM
Well . . . To be fair, that analogy's a bit skewed. What would the library say if people were making copies of entire books on their xerox machine? where anger is big and fueled by hydrogen
03-31-04, 04:26 PM
bring your own paper?
03-31-04, 04:31 PM
/kick Boot Disk
Canada actually did something worthwhile. Let them have their victory. S*** happens when you party naked.
03-31-04, 05:07 PM
april fool ?
03-31-04, 05:09 PM
doubt it. Its a March 31 article. Its usually customary to do those things on the day, rather than before. S*** happens when you party naked.
03-31-04, 05:16 PM
well in the time of the internet apirl fool can be done a day or 2 before
i always take a safety net , 2 before , 2 after
03-31-04, 05:17 PM
Not from the Toronto Star, I'd say.
03-31-04, 06:48 PM
Increase in respect for Canada...Never thought I'd see the day!
03-31-04, 09:09 PM
04-01-04, 03:19 AM
Quote:Well . . . To be fair, that analogy's a bit skewed. What would the library say if people were making copies of entire books on their xerox machine?
There really isn't a difference, unless you are selling the result in which case it does become more serious. Heck, I do know folks in university that photocopied entire texts given access to free copying. It was quite illegal and would have been so even if they were just grabbing sections.
It's still a bit of a bad analogy though, as the photocopying of copywrited materials for use is prohibited without permission. But then again, now I'm getting flashbacks to NFL copywrite blurbs. The key for artists and labels revolves around showing damages, which they seem to be having trouble with. Note well recent events in Austrailia. Celeris Tujimson
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04-01-04, 06:30 AM
Quote:It was quite illegal and would have been so even if they were just grabbing sections.
Not if used for "educational purposes" only.