Is this legal?

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    Is this legal?

    You check a movie out of the library, then copy it to your hard drive on your home computer. You aren't selling it or renting it, but just watching it in your own home.

    Since it's owned by the "public" library, does that count as ownership rights?
     
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    Its ethical, imo, but I think it's not legal.
     
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    Did you have to rent the movie, or just check it out?
     
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    Probably not legal. Will you get caught though? Doubtful. Just after a quick search:

    http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html

    Which, nicely summarized:

    Your library likely has a policy on it.
     
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    The copy is owned by the “public” library, not the copy rights.
    So no, it’s not legal to copy it.
     
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    Just check it out. No money involved unless it's late.
     
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    The shitty thing is, they're using that wording to claim you don't even have the right to copy your OWN MOVIE.
     
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    you have violated federal copywright and trademark laws...will you be caught...not likely...small potatos...however you just went public with your ethical misnomer...I'm truly amazed when I see posts like this...most in here get on the bandwagon of conservative values...then admit to fudging on basic law and principle...heck do what feels good...then criticize others for being the messenger of bad news! Nothing personal here mom...i'm just really upset with some others in here who come across as if they are so righteous then accept anything they feel is just a "little cheating" kinda like most on taxes!
     
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    Where does it say she did anything? Try comprehending in conjunction with reading before you start wagging your finger. She's admitted nothing.
     

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