Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Technically illegal?

Some collected posts found on internet, in relation to the current state of online media:
Clearly a lot of online content is probably posted without proper permission.
I believe they (the ISPs) are cracking down on the suppliers not the users of the digital content. Downloading or viewing content that you do not legally own or rent from the copyright holder is illegal and will result in you being prosecuted?
"Not" illegal to watch... yet, but they are working on it CISPA etc. Technically, copyright only applies if works are being sold?
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_infringement
4. "Pirated content" add-ons, websites, and services typically do not include the following (to be determined on a case-by-case basis if necessary): ...
B. The add-on has the potential to access pirated content, but is potentially useful for downloading legal content as well. [For example, an add-on that downloads torrent files is not, itself, a problem, since a torrent can cover a wide variety content, including legally distributed videos.]
In the same way that a torrent can link to both pirated content and legal stuff, the user-submitted and maintained playlists (which Navi-X simply plays on XBMC) can link to both. So it falls exactly under point 4B: Not designed for piracy but potentially able to serve it along with legal content.
XBMC stance: Our goal is to limit the connection between XBMC and the acquisition of content that a person has not acquired the copyright license to personally use via the development of software, while at the same time doing as little as humanly possible to stifle creativity surrounding XBMC.
YouTube, Vimeo, etc, give access to copyrighted(pirated) content along with the legally uploaded. LOTS AND LOTS of it.
The content providers (RIAA/MPAA/ETC) need to make a real effort to try to understand supply and demand better (in relation to digital media and rapidly changing technologies). If Napster had never existed, I don't believe the music industry would have played ball with Apple on iTunes. Eventually the movie industry will wake up and smell the digital age.
As long as you are not uploading, you are not doing anything illegal. - unknown ISP

>> 080613 - Administration Seeks To Make Unauthorized Streaming A Felony