Here it is 100% legal to download and watch movies and listen to music
As it is in most jurisdictions, as long as you make adequate recompense to the owner of the work.Apple have been running such a service for years.
1. It shall be permitted to use free of charge the work, which has been already disseminated for purposes of private use without the permission of the author. This provision does not authorize to build constructions according to other authors' works in the field of architecture and architecture and town planning, and to use the electronic databases constituting works unless this refers to one's own use for scientific purposes, which is not related to any profit-gaining activity.2. The scope of the private use shall cover the use of single copies of the work by a group of persons staying in a personal interrelation with each other, including in particular blood relation, kinship or a social relationship.
Also, to those of you that are very anti-piracy: Ever used a VCR?
Quote from: iyahdub on May 16, 2012, 10:07 am Any other argument that says the rightful owner should be ripped off doesnt make sense.Yes, but the other side of the coin is, the rightful purchaser being ripped off.For example, I bought Diablo 3 yesterday. Paid full price. Have an official box and everything. Even posted a photo of the mascot I got with it. But because of the DRM I can't play it. It took an hour of "server busy" before I could "connect" ... to a server for a single-player game. Then after playing for a while I get random "disconnected from server" during gameplay. But I shouldn't need a server. One quest I tried 5 times and every time got disconnected at the completion, and thrown back to where I was before. Another quest I just can't complete.This is the consumer being ripped off, not the owner of the digital "rights". But what do they care? I've paid for it. The money's in the bank.The notion that the owner of the copyright is "in the right" and the purchaser is "guilty until proven innocent" violates various principles of law that we have fought for 1000 years to establish.
Any other argument that says the rightful owner should be ripped off doesnt make sense.