I think that if you just watch it online, but don't torrent it, you'll be fine.
It is illegal, and most certainly do not download anything while you're using your university's connection. Most universities outright ban the use of torrents; and even if they don't, if they see any suspicious activity (like mass downloading gigs worth of material at once) you're bound to get a warning at least.
If it is ... I am so deeply fucked ....
Stolen ... from elyssia .... mad elyssia?
once again to stop speculation:
in most EU countries the illegal act is to not download for private use, i.e upload the material, which you do by using torrents and seeding or likewise upload. if you download from a server without uploading that is for private use and copyright laws are no longer in effect.
Depends on how you look at it, my personal view is that TV shows in particular will eventually reach terrestrial TV in the UK and since we already pay a hefty TV license it should be treated the same as recording it off the TV yourself, true you are getting to watch it a little in advance.
I think their main worry is that people download it then archive it and dont bother buying DVD/Blu-ray's.
In England it is (and always has been) illegal to record the BBC. And yet VCR's were in every home. The same with MP3's now days. Things like Top Gear has to be free, you can watch it all on Youtube lol
just as you're allowed to use a photographer's copyrighted picture as a wallpaper on your computer you are allowed to download a movie and watch it for private use (at least in most EU countries, I can't speak for USA as their laws in general differs greatly).
you are not allowed to spread the material tho, as that is no longer for private use, i.e uploading even a kilobyte of a movie is illegal. downloading the entire thing is not.
I would also like to point out if that movies are best watched at the cinema with friends and loved ones.
Going to stop right here.
Different countries have different laws, and your experiences may vary. I would suggest looking into your own countries legislation on the matter.
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