A legal and moral question about downloading...
July 16, 2009 11:39 AM Subscribe
A moral question about downloading...
posted by twine42 to law & government (39 answers total)
Downloading a box set TV series is bad. I get that. Legally wrong.
To me, downloading a TV program such as Top Gear (ie, a program on a free-to-view channel) is legally dubious but morally okay since I would have been freely and legally able to record it off the TV when it broadcast.
My question is this - what about programs which will be released on DVD in the future...?
On one hand, they were broadcast for me to download and record freely. On the other hand, it won't be long before doing so would be the equivalent of downloading from a box set.
Which way does the moral compass point...?