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Old 01-04-2016, 03:50 AM
 
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Is this the view of the law? You can visit any website, click on any link, watch any video, etc BUT it's only a problem if you download + save materials on your computer?
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Old 01-04-2016, 04:18 AM
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It's fine to view materials online (articles, pictures, music, movies, videos etc. ) as is, but once you download it, you have the power to distribute it to your liking, and that's where it becomes illegal. Most everything you see online is copyrighted.
The exemption, of course, is if you are granted specific permission from the owner of the file, or if the material has a fair use license.
The U.S. Code protects copyright owners from the unauthorized reproduction, adaptation or distribution of sound recordings, as well as certain digital performances to the public. Copying of copyrighted music (with the exception of making a copy for your own use) is illegal.

BTW: bypassing paywalls is just another way to get content you're supposed to pay for without actually coughing up the cash.
Uploading copyrighted material to YouTube is also illegal. Downloading a TV show through a bittorrent is often illegal. These shows have been put up and are being shared by people who do not have the rights to the copyright.
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Old 01-04-2016, 05:04 AM
 
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So it's legal to visit sites that have child porn as long you don't download it? I don't personally do that but wonder about this hypocrisy. Because I wouldn't visit a shop that sold child porn and if I did I'd expect to be charged with a crime whether I bought something there or not.
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Old 01-04-2016, 05:46 AM
 
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So it's legal to visit sites that have child porn as long you don't download it? I don't personally do that but wonder about this hypocrisy. Because I wouldn't visit a shop that sold child porn and if I did I'd expect to be charged with a crime whether I bought something there or not.
You cannot view anything without downloading it. Viewing and possessing the aforementioned material is a crime on its own. You will most certainly be monitored if you view it. Potentially go to jail.
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Old 01-04-2016, 05:56 AM
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You cannot view anything without downloading it. Viewing and possessing the aforementioned material is a crime on its own. You will most certainly be monitored if you view it. Potentially go to jail.
^^^ Perhaps you can't view videos, but you surely can see pictures. There is everything on Internet, whatever your heart desire...
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Old 01-04-2016, 05:58 AM
 
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^^^ Perhaps you can't view videos, but you surely can see pictures. There is everything on Internet, whatever your heart desire...
You can't see a picture on the internet without downloading it. Some pictures are best unseen.
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:01 AM
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You can't see a picture on the internet without downloading it. Some pictures are best unseen.
I dare to disagree with you, Sir...
Ever used "search" images?
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:06 AM
 
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I dare to disagree with you, Sir...
Ever used "search" images?
Do you mean Google image search? How can you possibly view images without downloading them?
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:18 AM
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You don't need to click on, or save them...
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:22 AM
 
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You don't need to click on, or save them...
True. But you will still need to download them (which the browser does for you). Most modern browsers will save a copy on your hard drive as a cached version.
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