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Windows 7: Is this legal?

19 Nov 2009   #1
adgower

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
Is this legal?

Is it legal to record shows using my tv tuner and post them on the interweb? I have regular free digital tv...

JW!

Thanks!


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19 Nov 2009   #2
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adgower View Post
Is it legal to record shows using my tv tuner and post them on the interweb? I have regular free digital tv...

JW!

Thanks!
The laws vary in each country, over here in the US I don't think it'd be legal. I couldn't speak for anywhere else.
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19 Nov 2009   #3
Qdos

 

Try selling recordings on eBay or Amazon and watch your account get sanctioned, you're subject not only to the laws of the region where the broadcast happens, but the original international copyright vested in the studio/publisher.

Recordings are Ok for personal use, but improper redistribution is generally regarded as somewhat of a cardinal sin
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19 Nov 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adgower View Post
Is it legal to record shows using my tv tuner and post them on the interweb? I have regular free digital tv...

JW!

Thanks!
Hi and welcome


Its more complex than that. which show recorded, which site posted on in which country. Get a lawyer first.

Ken J++
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19 Nov 2009   #5
kanehi

Win 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
legality

TV shows and movies are copywrited and you have to have permission to post the whole show. If it's just snippets it's probably okay. It's all about profitabilty.
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19 Nov 2009   #6
Zardoc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

When in doubt, abstain.



I can't think of one place that allows copyright material on the web.
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19 Nov 2009   #7
adgower

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

That is what i thought...

haha thanks! Yeah i'm is US, but you are saying short clips are okay? and what is the personal reason is only for my immediate family aka household... would that be for my personal use?
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19 Nov 2009   #8
Zardoc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Usually a lincenced product will mention in part or in it's entirety.


Might have spelled the last word wrong. French and English don't always get along.
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19 Nov 2009   #9
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Even though the majority of films are copyrighted, there are some that are out of copyright, and since they can be legally downloaded (Internet Archive), they could be used in the fashion that you asked about.
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