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Scott_Tenorman
08-01-2005, 03:42 AM
Does downloading live videos from theoffspring.info or from wherever is illegal??

platinumpt
08-01-2005, 03:52 AM
No! It's not like downloading a CD, in which you're taking profit from the band, I guess... noone's getting profit from recorded live videos... it's like recording a concert from the television!

Suzanne
08-01-2005, 04:01 AM
I wholly agree with you

Idiot
08-01-2005, 04:16 AM
Indeed, likewise.

darko
08-01-2005, 04:26 AM
depends who owns the rights

SplinterByMyOwnDesign
08-01-2005, 06:57 AM
The Offspring like that kind of stuff anyway, i think, because they realise that it gets them more fans.

CSX
08-01-2005, 07:27 AM
The way I look at it is that if it can't be bought in stores then it's not illegal to download. So it's ok to download live videos/rare tracks until they release an album/dvd of them.

Just the way I see it, probably not how it actually works.

leo3375
08-01-2005, 08:12 AM
I've read how Dexter feels about the issue. While he dosn't mind people offering free downloads of live tracks and video, he gets pissed off when people sell live bootlegs (audio or video) because the quality isn't that great and he doesn't want the fans to get ripped off.

platinumpt
08-01-2005, 09:13 AM
I've read how Dexter feels about the issue. While he dosn't mind people offering free downloads of live tracks and video, he gets pissed off when people sell live bootlegs (audio or video) because the quality isn't that great and he doesn't want the fans to get ripped off.
Of course!!!! Bootlegs are to be distributed freely!!! You cannot sell a bootleg, that IS a crime!!! To do that you must first pay the rights to the band I think!

leo3375
08-01-2005, 08:38 PM
I had heard that there is a law in Italy that allows bootlegs to be sold provided that the bands get a percentage of the profits. Unfortunately, US law prohibits the bands from being able to collect on those profits.

barangatang
08-01-2005, 08:40 PM
I had heard that there is a law in Italy that allows bootlegs to be sold provided that the bands get a percentage of the profits. Unfortunately, US law prohibits the bands from being able to collect on those profits.
Yes us mafiaso's profit greatly from it.