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Old 04-06-2012, 01:29 AM   #49
PrinceMoron
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I live in a tower block overlooking Wimbledon, and I can watch the tennis out of my window. Sky pay for rights, and charge viewers. Am I stealing their IP if I don't pay for a licence?

No

I live in a tower block 10 miles from Wimbledon, but I have a telescope. Sky pay for rights, and charge viewers. Am I stealing their IP if I don't pay for a licence?

No

I live in a tower block 1000 miles from Wimbledon, but I have access to a NASA satellite downlink. Sky pay for rights, and charge viewers. Am I stealing their IP if I don't pay for a licence?

Yes

I live in a tower block 10,000 miles from Wimbledon, but my friend records it from licenced Sky and posts me the video-tapes. Sky pay for rights, and charge viewers. Am I stealing their IP if I don't pay for a licence?

No*, but your friend has violated his agreement with Sky and can expect a rap on the knuckles.

I live in a tower block 10,000 miles from Wimbledon, but my friend records it from licenced Sky and uploads it to the web, so I can download it. Sky pay for rights, and charge viewers. Am I stealing their IP if I don't pay for a licence?


No*, but your friend has violated his agreement with Sky and can expect some serious jail time.

I live in a tower block 10,000 miles from Wimbledon, but my friend records it from free-to-air TV and posts me the video-tapes. Am I stealing anyone's IP?

No*, But the copyright act only allows taping of FTA TV for timeshifting use
by the person who tapes it. The recording can only be kept until it is viewed.

I live in a tower block 10,000 miles from Wimbledon, but my friend records it from free-to-air TV and uploads it to the web, so I can download it.

Am I stealing anyone's IP?

For a minute there I thought someone actually had a flat overlooking the courts.

All sounds complicated, I will go for the hot air balloon option.

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