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My Colleague let me borrow some video editing CDs for my use. He paid for them. Would it be legal for me to copy these CDs for my use, then give the original CDs back to him?

I am not familiar with all of these laws. I thought that it was only illegal to redistribute these to other people for money... But like I said, I don't know what the laws really are.

I doubt any of you have heard of the program/utility, but it is called Juicer, and is used with video editing. It's the kind of utility where you need the CDs to offload media onto the computer, only when you need them...

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 14
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Would it be legal for me to copy these CDs for my use, then give the original CDs back to him?

No.
Quote:
This set of CDs is for your individual use only. You are legally entitled to rip/copy the content of these CDs to your own PC hard drive and/or MP3 player. Please note that it is illegal to:

make copies of these CDs;
rip/copy the content of these CDs to PC hard drives and/or MP3 players owned by others.


http://www.ict4lt.org/en/en_copyright.htm Section 6
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/21/11 at 5:28pm
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post #3 of 14
Legal? No
Possible? Yes
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post #4 of 14
Of course not...

Also, this

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up863eQKGUI[/ame]
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post #5 of 14
Why even talk about it?

Like anyone will catch you, for example in my school, they are giving copies of AutoCad and Catia for free, burned on a DVD for education use.
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;15400967 
No.
Well in that post, it said "without the consent of the owner"... What if I asked him, and he said it was okay? Would it still be illegal?
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post #7 of 14
I think it would be legal only if you use the software when he's not...Like only 1 person using the software at the time (1 person per key active).

Would I do it ? Yes. We get free Windows DVDs at school (network administration) with a crack in our teacher's folder.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jetboy623;15401032 
Well in that post, it said "without the consent of the owner"... What if I asked him, and he said it was okay? Would it still be illegal?

Hes not the owner, the artist is.
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post #9 of 14
It's never legal.

Will the cops come knocking on your door? Nope.
 
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post #10 of 14
As long as your friend doesn't retain a copy you should be fine.

first sale doctrine.
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