While this version of MP3 Rocket represents a significant change for the company as well as the industry the motivation to change came from superior technology rather than a legal ruling."
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Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) December 12, 2010
Today MP3 Rocket (http://www.mp3rocket.com), announced that within a few weeks they will close down their current P2P client and replace it with a new YouTube video downloading and music converting technology.
Not the result of court injunction like Limewire, MP3Rocket, a similarly based Gnutella P2P client, will also be leaving the Gnutella P2P file-sharing network, not by court order but by its own accord.
The new YouTube "time-shifting" technology allows you to record Internet broadcasts the same way your TEVO records live TV for personal non-commercial uses. The time-shifting technology allows users to view user created content at a more convenient time, and therefore protecting users by the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Sony Corp. v. Universal City Studios, 464 U.S. 417 (1984) No. 81-1687, better know as the "Betamax case."
You can test out the new free MP3Rocket beta technology here:
"MP3 Rocket has always adapted to provide the best possible customer experience," said Paschal Rousseau, MP3 Rocket Developer. "While this version of MP3 Rocket represents a significant change for the company as well as the industry the motivation to change came from superior technology rather than a legal ruling."
MP3 Rocket changes will include the ability to:
- Get more results faster for MP3 Searches.
- Preview and download YouTube videos as MP3's.
- Easily sync to an iPod with a single click.
- Capture video from almost any internet stream or broadcast.
The new software changes MP3 Rocket from a Gnutella based downloading client into a media search engine. Users will be able to search, download and convert media for use on their home computers and mobile devices. Utilizing the practice of "Time Shifting" MP3 Rocket makes media files available to download and view immediately, or at a more convenient time in the future.
MP3 Rocket's technology is also protected by the "private copying" provisions of the Canadian Copyright act.
What is private copying?
Private copying is the subject of Part VIII of Canada's Copyright Act, the federal statute that sets down the general legal framework for copyright in Canada. It has a very specific, and limited, meaning. A "private copy" is a copy of a track, or a substantial part of a track, of recorded music that is made by an individual for his or her own personal non-commercial use. A compilation of favorite tracks is a good example of how people typically use private copies.
The Canadian Private Copying exception that makes it legal to copy a sound recording onto an "audio recording medium" for the personal use of the person making the copy. Simply put, in Canada downloading a song for personal or the copying of recorded music for private use is not copyright infringement.
"... the (Canadian Copyright) Act legalizes copying recorded music for private use and thus provides a statutory exception to the exclusive reproduction rights of eligible authors, performers and makers of recorded music (rights-holders). At the same time, it entitles rights-holders to compensation for their loss of exclusivity by imposing a levy on media used to record music."
The Canadian Parliament looks to continue support for private copying in the proposed Canadian copyright reform bill C-32.
"Fixing Signals and Recording Programs for Later Listening or Viewing
Reproduction for later listening or viewing
29.23 (1) It is not an infringement of copyright for an individual to fix a communication signal, to reproduce a work or sound recording that is being broadcast or to fix or reproduce a performer's performance that is being broadcast, in order to record a program for the purpose of listening to or viewing it later, if
(a) the individual receives the program legally;
(b) the individual, in order to record the program, did not circumvent, as defined in section 41, a technological protection measure, as defined in that section, or cause one to be circumvented;
(c) the individual makes no more than one recording of the program;
(d) the individual keeps the recording no longer than is reasonably necessary in order to listen to or view the program at a more convenient time;
(e) the individual does not give the recording away; and
(f) the recording is used only for private purposes.
While some Americans may feel manipulated by the music industry by paying too much for music in proprietary format, and need to fear if they download a song, Canadian politicians have crafted an innovative copyright policy that recognizes the reality of the Internet and digital music.
Visit the MP3 Rocket Home Page: http://www.mp3rocket.com
You can test out the new free MP3Rocket beta here:
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