Record labels' man in Washington (News.com)
Posted Sep 4, 2004 10:28 UTC (Sat) by jeroen
Parent article: Record labels' man in Washington (News.com)
What's your take on Canada, where it's perfectly legal to download as much music as you can fit on your hard drive?
Canadian law was written a long time ago with the idea of getting material out to the hinterlands, to the northern territories, to the Yukon. I think that its legislature is going to have to grapple with laws written for a good purpose in a different time, when things like P2P weren't available at all.
It's actually the same here in the Netherlands, despite the music industry don't want to let you know by talking about "illegal downloads" etc. It's legal because our copyright act (and it's probably the same in some other European countries, but I haven't checked this) only talks about publishing and making copies. Downloading is neither, so it can't be illegal under the copyright act.
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