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copyright and recording tv progs for home use

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Sword, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. Sword

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    Hi,

    "my mate" (lol) reckons that if I record anything from the TV, I'm only allowed to keep it for 4 days otherwise I'm in breach of copyright. Is this correct? Does it vary depending on the type of prog/channel?

    ta :)
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  2. alanrowell

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    As soon as you start recording you are technically in breach of copywrite. There's no 4 day rule or anything like that.
    Having said that, it's unlikely you'll be prosecuted unless you start selling copies of it.
     
  3. nero0410

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    It used to be somthing like being able to record off of tv for personal use and you have to reocrd over it or destroy the tape within a month or somthing like that.

    No doubt everyone with a video recorder has recorded their favorite program, film etc... and had it for years. The laws on this are ridiculas if you ask me

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  4. phelings

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    The law was changed in the late 80's with a small levy being added to the price of blank tape to allow for people to record programmes for their own personal use only.So while recording something and keeping it is ok,if you were to try and sell it or even give it away you would be in breach of copyright-technically
     
  5. nero0410

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    Who honestly would want to accept last nights soaps let alone buy them :D

    Wouldnt that come into copyright too though:

    You buy a dvd and the copyright say it is for personal use, however you bought it for someones birthday, christmas, bah mitzvah or whatever.

    That could be a breach, since it is bought for personal use. lol

    Or this might just be me being very weird :zonked:

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  6. NicolasB

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    No, that's fine. It's even fine to sell your DVDs on second hand. If you made a copy of the DVD and sold that, then that would be illegal.
     
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    Ahh thats good to hear then.

    (Damn no excuses for not getting anyone a pressie :suicide: :) )

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