[mythtv-users] Broadcast Flag Article mentions MythTV and quotes
Dibblahmythml0015 at pendor.org
Thu Mar 3 16:57:20 UTC 2005
Andy Long wrote:
>> On Thu, 03 Mar 2005 16:09:36 +0000, Allan Stirling
>> <Dibblahmythml0015 at pendor.org> wrote:
>>REALLY gets my back up. Again. This is what the media companies are
>>trying to (rightly) prevent with the broadcast flag.
> No, this is not "rightly" something that media companies should be
> allowed to prevent. Under current law, they CAN'T prevent it. It is
> perfectly legal of you to lend a copy of a movie/TV show to a friend
> to borrow and watch.
From my reading, this only applies to the FIRST copy (ie the original
work, as broadcast). Does anyone have a reference for this allowance to
lend a non-derivative copy?
> Would you assert that when you have friends
> over, they shouldn't be allowed to watch TV at your house because they
> don't help pay your cable bill? If you are the person who rents a
> movie at blockbuster, should your wife/girlfriend/kids have to also
> rent the movie before they can sit down and watch it with you?
These are all seperate issues, since you are watching either the first
copy, or timeshifting for your own personal use.
> broadcast flag is trying to enforce a legal lie that you are the only
> person who should be allowed to watch content that came from your
> television, when both previously written law and common law say
> What she advocates doing is legal, and should remain legal
> as a form of fair use.
Again, references. The only one I can find that answers this specific
Which says this is *not* legal.
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