[kwlug-disc] Yesterday in C-32 news
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Thu Nov 4 14:26:09 EDT 2010
Bob Jonkman wrote, On 11/04/2010 12:40 PM:
> On 10-11-04 11:26 AM, Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
>> It's worth noting again that as I understand it, downloading music
>> in Canada is perfectly legit as long as you do it for your self.
>> Uploading is a no-no, but downloading is fine.
> True, for content for which you don't have the rights.
Not to be pedantic, but let's remember, if you don't have a physical
copy, you don't have the rights, you're not on the internet, and
torrents don't matter.
Actually, I guess that's not true any more (see below), with things
like iTunes out there now.
> But when you use
> Bittorrent or other P2P applications to download you're also uploading
> the content to distribute the load. That would be a no-no, so don't use
> any P2P protocols if you're downloading content for personal use.
> Of course, freely available content such as Die Beauty or Nina Paley's
> movie or Allison Crowe's music can be shared and distributed, so
> uploading that is a yes-yes.
As is, of course, Linux distros available as torrents! (-:
torrents ... they're not just for media any more!
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