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  • #1555

    ajaykumar123
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    Now the website http://www.soundbuzz.com sells legal music but it comes in a protected wma format limiting what i can do with it as a consumer am i being cheated and if yes can i do something about it?

    #6247

    Ankur
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    Few questions…1. Why you feel... that you have been cheated ?2. What kind of protection are with the files ?3. How much you paid for the downloads ?4. Whether the company disclosed before hand about the protection or limited use of the files?

    #6249

    rajiv
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    And…Have you read the legal notices on the website?

    #6251

    ajaykumar123
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    9.99 to 19.99 a songyes they told me abt DRMi can only play it on certian player and not alli can only sync them 3 timei can only burn them on CD 3 timesAnd im not allowed collabrative Play

    #6252

    Meenu
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    few years back the similar situation I faced when downloaded from Liquid player site….but one can't go for action  for such as I  agreed to online agreement & i guess you must have too…gone thru with such contract. Dint you??

    #6255

    Ankur
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    Ms Meenu is right, you must have accepted their online legal terms and conditions… and there are no well established precendents in India on this subject, as bazee.com case still pending which also invloves the question as to “extent to which the person can be held responsible for acceptance of online terms and conditions with the press of submit button”.In any case, if the company has well established agreement or Policy, that cannot be challenged. But next time before you pay to some site, try clarifying from them as to restrictions the download media will carry...

    #6256

    Meenu
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    again….lets hope latest amendment in IT ACT,, answeres those issues too….although on individual level as said by Ankur……try to clarify your doubts regarding site policy & service.

    #6264

    ajaykumar123
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    ya i read the TOC but i think DRM is not fair

    #6265

    Ankur
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    You may be right… but still its for the selling company to decide under what restrictions they are going to sell the product… and they also want to make sure against IPR violations!Here's a related news... get inspired 😉A hacker broke the copy protection on DVDs ... this innovation means iTunes songs can be played on machines other than iPods... http://www.cyberlawtimes.com/forums/index.php/topic,1030.msg1361

    #6267

    Meenu
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    The music industry thinks that it's unfair that people are making money selling bandwidth that is used to transmit song files and hardware to store it on and play it through, so they want a tax on hardware like iPods and blank media like CDs and DVDs.However they also want a new form of copyright, one that specifically applies to digital music being copied over the internet.They call this a "Value Recognition Right", the idea being that it applies when someone uses something you created to make themselves money, even if you had nothing to do with the arrangementSo if you make songs which get downloaded, you are entitled to a cut of the network provider's income just because it happens to be your songs moving over the network, and even though the network has no idea what traffic it is carrying.now there's talk about value recognition rights  ,,,,,,so lot of talking there & may be new laws will evolve due to situation arising out of  cases like DRM & copyright abusefollowing articles aren't new but throw a good light over such subject.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/5371182.stmhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5188054.stm

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