[mythtv-users] Boxee/Hulu?

Fred Squires fsquires at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 21:57:54 UTC 2009

On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 4:46 PM, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:
> On Mon, March 2, 2009 1:24 pm, Andy Wettstein wrote:
>> There is no legal requirement to pay any license fees to rent a legally
>> purchased DVD.
> I would think this would be "unauthorized distribution."  It certainly
> doesn't fit into the "for home use only" license warning that appears on
> most DVDs.

If the rental company made copies and started renting them out, that
would be "unauthorized distribution". Renting a purchased copy is not.
Once you buy something you can basically do whatever you want with it,
and that includes renting or selling it. Copyright stops you from
making copies and distributing those copies (or showing it to large
numbers of people), but it doesn't stop you from renting.

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