- Nov 11, 2009
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Where is the update, we already know that it is postponed.A man from the Cape Flats, one Mr Norton, appeared in the Cape Town Commercial Crimes Court on Wednesday, 26 February 2014.
Corné Guldenpfennig, CEO of the Southern African Federation Against Copyright Theft (Safact) said that the case was postponed until 4 April 2014.
Norton stands accused of uploading a “high profile South African film” to others using BitTorrent technology via The Pirate Bay.
Guldenpfennig previously said that they would bring charges against Norton in terms of the Counterfeit Goods Act and article 27 of the Copyright Act for uploading the film.
The case was postponed for pleading and for the provision of further details, as well as to establish a date for the hearing, Guldenpfennig said.
On TV you received it via a channel that is legal and you paid for (TV license). You are free to record it for your own use, but if you copy that VHS and send it to others you would be in trouble. The guy is not charged with downloading but distributing (clearly safact do not understand torrents as technically everyone distributes lol).so what is the difference if i download my tvseries via bittorent or record it my vhs on tv and then watch it?
No pleading, no details, no date. So what did happen?The case was postponed for pleading and for the provision of further details, as well as to establish a date for the hearing, Guldenpfennig said.