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School ICT Policies Thread, MP3's - the legalities in School Administration; Originally Posted by GrumbleDook Originally Posted by webman In this instance, commercial = for profit? Commercial = used for gain ...
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    Re: MP3's - the legalities

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    In this instance, commercial = for profit?
    Commercial = used for gain without recompense to the rights holders.
    To me, "commercial scale" would indicate a deliberate attempt to make significant profit from the theft. Doing a copy for a mate? OK; Copying to a mediaPC at home? OK; Taking your music collection to school? Ok; Selling copies at a boot sale/behind the bike sheds? 5-10 years of not-bending-to-pick-up-the-soap. Fine by me.

    It reads to me as if SOME common sense is finally being applied.

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    Re: MP3's - the legalities

    Common Sense does not apply. Until this is tested in court (or the UK Act of Parliament clarify s the situation) all bets are off. You can make as many educated guesses as you like and they are all null and void.

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    Re: MP3's - the legalities

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    I guess we'll find out in court. :P Hopefully the UK amendment to the copyright act that implements this directive will clarify the situation. I suggest you write to your MP.
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    The music being present on your servers provides no real legal threat, its "illigal" but like everyone says the copyright laws are outdated and even the legal system knows this. I would be suprised if they could even bring a charge against you, that would stand up in court.
    Facilitating copyright infringement is a Criminal offense in the EU now due to the IPRED2 directive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Article 3. Page 9 of the directive
    Article 3 Offences

    Member States shall ensure that all intentional infringements of an intellectual property right on a commercial scale, and attempting, aiding or abetting and inciting such infringements, are treated as criminal offences.
    http://fsfeurope.org/projects/ipred2/
    I guess i should be locked up then.

    I think maybe those two thousand hours (96.7 days) playing WoW have warped your mind.
    check out this story of how WoW ruined this mans life.
    http://soulkerfuffle.blogspot.com/20...-from-top.html
    sad thing is its real.

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    Re: MP3's - the legalities

    I think maybe those two thousand hours (96.7 days) playing WoW have warped your mind.
    Ad hominem and off topic. Impressive.

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