Re: - CBS selling episodes for $1.99

Obveeus wrote:

Vandar wrote:

According to the Copyright Office, "Copyright infringement occurs when a
copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly
displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the
copyright owner."

Downloading an already televised program for the purpose of private
viewing in it's original format is perfectly legal.

Wow...that is some deep understanding of the law you have.
Basically, you are claiming that the distribution through the internet is
*with* permission of the copyright owner? Or maybe you are claiming that
downloading is not a part of 'distribution'?

The person downloading is not reproducing, distributing, performing, plublicly displaying, or making a derivative work.
The person offering it for download is.