Re: HEY! LUMPY!!
- From: "Lumpy" <lumpy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 16:40:40 -0700
Here's an odd question... How 'bout downloading ONLY songs that
you already own from "questionable" sources? I say it's okay,
but if you do enough, you might get tagged and could have to
PROVE that you own a license for the songs. I will admit that I
have downloaded copies of some of the music I already own because
I'm too lazy to burn them myself! This is NOT legal advice (for
those of you who happen to know my profession).
That's an interesting situation.
The host of the downloads is surely in violation.
I don't know of any references in the stat language
or case law that permit downloading from illegal
sources, for any reason.
This is a legit question, because I honestly don't know. Say I do a
search of mp3's and download a few that I already own. Is my act of
downloading really illegal, or is the assumption that I don't have a
license the real problem?
I believe you that it's a legit question.
But unless the download site is licensed,
they are operating illegally. I can't imagine
that it's legal for you to download from a site
that is not allowed to have them to begin with,
regardless of whether or not you have the original.
How about this angle...You own the vinyl. You surely
don't have the right to have the CD, 8-track, cassette
etc free. Even if the physical media were free, it's
a separate license.
If I own the vinyl and I own the CD, I'm allowed to
give away or sell the CD and keep the vinyl. It's
two separate licenses.
I would suggest you would be better at searching for
some kind of definitive answer than I would.
I'm just a musician..;-)
You Played on Lawrence Welk?
Yes but no blue notes. Just blue hairs.
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