Beware! Personal copies of games and movies are illegal

Not TPB, the developers of Limewire, an ancient file sharing program that people used to use before torrents. And it's significantly more than the GDP of the world, it's in fact more than the value of everything in the world.

Right! Couldn't remember the details... was lunching away from el PC.
 
Don't forget the MPAA is suing thepiratebay or someone for the world's entire GDP or more... :)

Limewire .. for $72 trillion, although they deny that number someone has worked it out based on an amount of up to $150,000 per download. Apparently Limewire settled for $105mil but it shows you how ridiculous the MAFIAA 'demands' are becoming.

"Plaintiffs are suggesting an award that is more money than the entire music recording industry has made since Edison's invention of the phonograph in 1877," Wood wrote, citing a Lime Group court filing referring to the inventor Thomas Edison. She called this an "absurd result."

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20...-72-trillion-limewire-bad-reporters-bad.shtml
 
SAFACT obviously haven't seen a 5 year-old handle dvd's.
I make copies of the originals. She uses the copies while the originals are stored away. Simple.
:) clearly, even up to 10year olds manage to scratch a disc FUBAR.... but, umh... if u make a copy of your own, for your own use, they would find out how?
Sounds like the smoking law prohibiting u from smoking inside a building... even your own house...
 
Really? :wtf: that doesn't make logical sense

Very little they do makes logical sense.

They are trying to put an value on the number of products that are shared via their site. They claim that every pirated movie is a lost sale.

The fact that there is not enough money in the world to back this up
 
So it is illegal for me to buy an original CD and rip the songs onto my PC. These laws are completely flawed and need to be am ended. In addition, its about time we get our own Netflix or similar. The convenience of the internet will boost piracy unless an equally easy legal alternative is available.
 
Very little they do makes logical sense.

They are trying to put an value on the number of products that are shared via their site. They claim that every pirated movie is a lost sale.

The fact that there is not enough money in the world to back this up

/facepalm. Epic fail
 
I'm sorry, if I own a piece of media ( digital or otherwise ), I can make a copy of it if I want. How on earth is that taking away sales considering I've already PURCHASED the item.

Morons, idiots and swindlers.

How old is that lawyer? :wtf: He looks very young.
 
So let me get this straight - you can't create a ISO of a game you own!???

Pffffft SAFACT F0AD!
 
Morons, idiots and swindlers.

How old is that lawyer? :wtf: He looks very young.

Got nothing to do with the lawyer. Currently that is how the law stands in SA.

Change the law, don't shoot the messenger.
 
Got nothing to do with the lawyer. Currently that is how the law stands in SA.

Change the law, don't shoot the messenger.

Just commenting that he looks very young. SA copyright laws need a update, I think it's been said they're the same since the 70's.
 
So given SAFACT's statements, steam backups are illegal then:
When you purchase a game via retail (so you get the DVD) that uses steam, all that's on that disk you purchased is basically a 'steam backup'.
Also, in steam, you can backup any game you have installed, as many times as you want and also burn the backups onto disk!

Quick SAFACT...go sue the 1000's of users in SA that are using Steam. </sarcasm>
 
As far as I can tell, the law allows the copyright holder to sue, and I can't see any of the international companies trying to sue anyone for making a personal backup. So this is only applicable to local content, and the result of this is more international content being bought and less local content. Typical logic screwing over the local economy.
 
Seems our copyright laws are wayyyy outdated and out of touch with reality !
 
So let me get this straight...i can download(not a crime) as long as i don't upload????

AWESOME!!!!

hahahahah
games are movies lol
 
@Kosmic, I'm 28, and that is a horrible picture :(

But your right, it is hard to reconcile the fact that once you purchase something, you should in fairness be able to use it on any device you like. If you look at the licencing agreements for some online music for example, it would be considered pirating for converting it's format. Which is totally insane.
 
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