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Legality for streaming Audio Books

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    The Hardware Guy

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my school has a bunch of audio books which they want to put on the school's web server in order to stream it over the internet.
now say we have 5 copies of audio book A. according to the head of the IT dept, we can have up to 5 simultaneous streams of audio book A.
i told him that i do not think this is legal since we would be streaming copyrighted material.
so does anyone know what the law is on this?

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By streaming I am guessing you have the files setup to playback in real, Apple Quicktime, and Windows media player. There is no law against streaming the books at all. It is only wrong to have etc items for download. However since your school does not have such a server setup to distubute files streaming is not a bad thing at all.

What your thinking of is somebody using a player to stream and save. Which is perfectly okay. You need to adjust settings for it not to save. Anybody breaking these rules is there own doing. Sadly the internet is so vast that you can send files back and forth regaurdless of what anybody says.

For the sake of learning there is no wrong in that right?? :thumbup


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I also have a problem,

Why in the world do my audio books not work. I just switched from a PC to a new Mac computer and all the formats are messed up. What do I do, I don't want to purchase these books again?

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