quote: (1) Authors shall enjoy, in respect of works for which they are protected under this Convention, in countries of the Union other than the country of origin , the rights which their respective laws do now or may hereafter grant to their nationals, as well as the rights specially granted by this Convention.(2) The enjoyment and the exercise of these rights shall not be subject to any formality ; such enjoyment and such exercise shall be independent of the existence of protection in the country of origin of the work. Consequently, apart from the provisions of this Convention, the extent of protection, as well as the means of redress afforded to the author to protect his rights, shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the country where protection is claimed.
quote: As too your assertion of impersonating and masquerading, that is very subjective.
quote: Since the Internet is NOT a public utility, your example of a busy signal is irrelevant.
quote: Something does not just become "copyrighted" it must be specifically requested to be copyrighted by the owner/author of the material.
quote: And you downloaded these via a torrent or a P2P program?
quote: As far as what's right - it isn't right for me to want to watch a Netflix movie over the web not be able to because the folks next door have saturated the connection downloading / uploading whatever over Limewire. I paid just as much as they did for a fair share of the bandwidth available through the hub.
quote: The legitimatacy of the traffic is not relative; the throttling of supposed "unlimited" bandwidth is.
quote: I would say that consumers which are using P2P client have violated the contract. These users are stealing bandwidth away from other customers