harryc wrote:Where does streaming or downloading films, etc. from Youtube fit into this schme of things?
And why the advice not to CALL? Taping of phone calls is illegal - and if one is calling to deny then the illegal tape wouldn't even be worth squat.
As far as I understand, streaming is allowed but downloading is not. Think of a case where someone posts a link here and those who click the link will find themselves having to pay for the content. so, it does not make sense to make streaming illegal or at least not practical. Not to mention that companies like google (youtube) will voraciously argue against it.
Actually, streaming youtube videos is also about downloading but it's stored at temp folder and also encrypted, so unless one really tries to decrypt it, that's not counted as downloading.
advice not to call is for one's own sake. The more details you provide, the tighter the noose gets. It's like everything you do or say is used against you unless of course you are innocent. So, not to call advice is not really suitable to those who haven't really downloaded or shared copyrighted stuffs online. It's a common sense.
The OP's case is the brilliant example of why one shouldn't call. Once he said he used popcorn time, it's over.