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Re: Simple way to avoid copyright issues
said by CXM_Splicer:"Semantics" has to do with the meanings of words. Your questions are less about "semantics" than about law. All answers would require adjudication. However:
Ok, some semantical questions then...
What if you loan it out, and the borrower rips it?
If I rip a CD that I own, can I still loan that CD out to someone or do I have to destroy the copy first?
Make him replace it?
What if that person loses my original, should I erase the songs from my iPod?
As long as it is returned, probably not.
Is there a real difference between sharing the original vs. sharing the archival copy?
If you download from a torrent, you will be infringing. Using the BitTorrent protocol involves uploading, which is the infringing activity.
If I own a copy of a DVD but want an archival copy, can I download that archive from a torrent or have I committed infringement?
Personal use is nearly impossible to police, anyway.
I don't claim that acts of downloading legally fall under the definition of 'fair use', only that the copyright laws create illegal situations from things where no one is doing anything wrong.
If it were up to me, I would structure the copyright laws to be more like patent law... if I make money from your creation, then you are entitled to a cut of that money. Personal use should be free.
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