Posts Tagged ‘piracy’
I have had enough of the location restriction. What’s honestly the use of restricting me from watching something on YouTube? I can subscribe to a channel which then disallows me from watching the movie. It makes it even more interesting when I can get all the BBC channels from the cable or digital television here in the Netherlands, yet can’t watch the repeats on BBC’s or YouTube’s websites.
I’m against piracy, seriously against it, so I try to get things legally. I don’t download music or films, even though it’s perfectly legal in the country I live in. I watch all the stupid adverts on MSNBC’s news items, even though I figured out years ago how to skip them.
Who else thinks it irony that Google owns Youtube?
Thanks to Jeremiah Cornelius who send me the article Airport scans for illegal downloads on iPods, mobile phones and laptops
“iPods, mobile phones and laptops could be examined by airport customs officials for illegal downloads under strict new counterfeiting measures being considered by G8 governments this week”
In the Netherlands it is perfectly legal to download “illegal” content, but not to upload it. It falls under a copy for personal use, whether you have the original or not. So when I travel my computer has some “illegal” data on it. According to a recent consumer program on Dutch TV since the actual downloading takes place in the Netherlands where it is legal to download the rest of the EU can’t do anything about it.The problem is that they will try to enforce it even when the illegal act took place in a country where it wasn’t illegal.
Another problem is that I can make copies for my personal use in most European companies, I’m not going to bring my collection of movies and music when I travel I want to bring my music. How can they proof that I downloaded it?