Originally Posted by Blindsay
would you still get in trouble for downloading it, if you also already own the movie
Originally Posted by Tucker
no, because you own the license to it, thats all you really do when you go out and buy it, you just get the right to have the movie. Thus you can download it, when you buy it they just throw in the movie for people who don't know how to get it.
I have never in my life ever heard of requiring a lisence to own a copy a film, if there ever was one the disc media certainly wouldn't be good enough.
If you download copyrighted media you do run the risk of some horrible organisation finding out your IP which will lead to them sueing you. They do not care if you already own it, purchased the music/software/film after. All they care about is getting money out of you, it is a new industry.
Most judges are not tech savvy enough to understand that an IP address alone is not a sure way of identifying a person using a computer which is why people get sued. Either pay up a couple of grand or we'll take you to court and bleed money out of you by forceing you to concede when the legal expenses get too high.
It actually is an industry and it's only going to get bigger.