· Astute User
You are showin the same support, as you support the show buy either watching the advertising from the broadcast, or purchasing the iTMS offering.Chibbie said:Are you implying that by watching the show for free over-the-air you are not showing as much support for the show as if you buy the episodes from iTunes?
It is called right of source (at least I call it that).IANAL, but how is downloading a show from Bittorrent any different than TiVo'ing it? If devdogaz missed last nights episode, he could come over to my house and watch it, or I could loan him a *gasp* tape of the show. Is that "stealing"?
Your legal source is the TV broadcast (or the iTMS purchase).
To be legal, any copy you posess has to have originated from the broadcast you receive and have recorded.
The same principal got MP3.com or some site sucessfully sued for hosting MP3s they ripped, and providing them to you if you proved you owned the same title. The ruling proved that the MP3s had to be ripped from the particular CD of the user.