Florida's two-party consent/wiretapping law provides an exception for recording oral communications where the person speaking would not have a reasonable expectation of privacy. So if I was to make a prank call to someone's cellphone during a time I know they're likely to neither be in their house nor at work, it's not illegal for me to record the results?
Well, there's the time I wanted to listen to tracks from Linkin Park's album A Thousand Suns because I was unsure if I would like the music after the change in the band's style. So I went online and downloaded two or three tracks illegally to have a listen, then deleted them a couple of days later after I went out and purchased the album on CD. Those tracks are now on my hard drive along with all the others; at least, legal copies of them are.
In the UK, PEGI ratings that are the equivalent of 15 and 18 BBFC ratings are backed up by the latter. This makes it illegal to sell a PEGI 18 rated game to a fourteen-year-old. In the UK for example, it is illegal to sell to or for someone to purchase for under-age people. No. The sale to those underage is prohibited, nothing else. For example, anybody selling my ten-year-old cousin a copy of Kill Bill would be committing a criminal offence, but if I purchased a copy for her eleventh birthday, I wouldn't be arrested.
So here's how it's likely to go: artists release singles and albums on this exclusive deal, but even with all the hype I'm going to miss out because of my inability to make online payments. So several months down the line when the music is finally released on services I do use, I've already heard it at friends' houses and what have you, and I'm like 'meh'. Artists will lose out on this deal because of this, no piracy needed.
Of course, the ruling is being met with all manner of hand-wringing from opponents of a la carte and the cable industry about how this is going to "destroy television as we know it." Well, if 'destroying television as we know it' is what's required to save television, then I say go ahead and blow that sucker up!
Many FBI Agents Find Racial Profiling Useless, But Those Up Top Feel It's Just A Failure To Get Everyone On Board That's because they don't remember when black Americans were getting lynched for every violent crime that occurred, but there was no parallel reduction in the rates of violent offences. Short memory the US Government has, young padawan.
It may protect Google [...] On the contrary, it could wind up biting them in the butt. Example: Google: "How are we supposed to know what's infringing before you tell us?" WB: "You clearly knew about those infringing images in that app before we ever got notice of them from our lawyers. Sort it out!
Yesterday, I think I had a psychic vision of what Ajit Pai was dreaming: Netflix High Priest: "We worship our Dark Father, Open Connect CDN." Netflix celebrants (droning): "Open Connect CDN is the path to true enlightenment. Only the faithful shall ever know the joy He can bring."
How The US Government Legally Stole Millions From Kim Dotcom Personally, I wouldn't have even dignified that headline with the 'legally'. I mean, just because you're following the letter of the law, it doesn't always make what you're doing right.