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Downloading in Singapore

Postby ericchuu » Fri, 24 Feb 2006 12:06 pm

I am told that downloading software, movies, music in Singapore in illegal.

Does the police and the telecom really monitor the internet and catch those who break the law all the time? or just one paper regulation to prevent the piracy action as required by the world trend?

Thanks for answering hte questions.

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Re: Downloading in Singapore

Postby Carpe Diem » Fri, 24 Feb 2006 12:14 pm

ericchuu wrote:I am told that downloading software, movies, music in Singapore in illegal.

Does the police and the telecom really monitor the internet and catch those who break the law all the time? or just one paper regulation to prevent the piracy action as required by the world trend?

Thanks for answering hte questions.


I suggest you try and let us know... :wink:
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Postby Jedi » Fri, 24 Feb 2006 12:17 pm

Downloading is illegal everywhere, but that's not stopping the millions of people who are doing it from doing it. The number of people prosecuted is minuscule compared to the number downloading.

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Sun, 26 Feb 2006 8:16 am

Jedi wrote:Downloading is illegal everywhere, but that's not stopping the millions of people who are doing it from doing it. The number of people prosecuted is minuscule compared to the number downloading.


Let's be clear. I download everything from Audible.com and iTunes. It is completely legal. Music, books, TV, etc... no problems at all.

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Postby Jedi » Sun, 26 Feb 2006 9:18 am

We're talking about a different kind of downloading. Of course downloading of purchased content is legal everywhere.

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Sun, 26 Feb 2006 2:31 pm

Huh, And I thought downloading meant downloading. :???:

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Postby Jedi » Sun, 26 Feb 2006 2:49 pm

Well I guess you could say there are 2 types of downloading, one which you have the right to the content you are downloading and the other where you don't. :D

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Postby JK80 » Mon, 27 Feb 2006 11:26 am

and the third type when you really don't know which type of the mentioned above you belong to... :wink:

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Postby TypeR » Thu, 14 Aug 2008 1:11 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
Jedi wrote:Downloading is illegal everywhere, but that's not stopping the millions of people who are doing it from doing it. The number of people prosecuted is minuscule compared to the number downloading.


Let's be clear. I download everything from Audible.com and iTunes. It is completely legal. Music, books, TV, etc... no problems at all.


Hie Mary Hatch,

Im not able to download legal movies n TV shows from iTunes as in Singapore its still not launched...Therefore, how do i go abt downloading da legal ones? Sorry if the questions sounds silly as Im totally a dummy in this...Just got my Ipod Video so i wanna download sum movies...no problem if need to purchase...slight afraid to try due to scams everywhere...where can i find legal sites?? :???:

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Re: Downloading in Singapore

Postby Biogentic » Fri, 15 Aug 2008 1:29 am

ericchuu wrote:I am told that downloading software, movies, music in Singapore in illegal.

Does the police and the telecom really monitor the internet and catch those who break the law all the time? or just one paper regulation to prevent the piracy action as required by the world trend?

Thanks for answering hte questions.


erm.. if i tell you we dun do that, i am obviously lying to you...lol

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 15 Aug 2008 11:45 am

What is it with newbies and asking question of posters who have posted in two years? Don't they ever look at the date of the posts? #-o ](*,)

Course one is still around except with a different nick. Don't know about the other.


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