Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Reply to thread

EasyKees: So what you're saying is that it's entirely illegal to upload anything at all, even if you are the author or you have permission from the author?

Or do you actually mean that the state will not prosecute you for obtaining copyrighted material that you should have paid for using some less than legitimate means, but the state will prosecute you if you upload it? If so, the situation is identical in the UK - even if FACT say otherwise. It is a civil mater if you obtain "illegal copies" and the copyright holder must sue you. The government only gets involved if you're redistributing copies.

This is completely different from it being illegal to upload copyrighted material, which would make all sorts of perfectly legitimate things illegal, like uploading your own web site to your web space.

 is a RISC OS Userrjek on 31/3/07 9:25PM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • Silence is golden
    Knowing how to tell your RiscPC to shut it
     22 comments, latest by Rien on 7/8/04 5:56PM. Published: 1 Dec 2003

  • Random article

  • ROX Filer Updated: Writing your own linux software and more

     Discuss this. Published: 21 May 2001

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign


    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "On Drobe's view of confidentiality and 'public interest'... I find the words 'invasion of privacy' more appropriate"
    Page generated in 0.03 seconds.