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Is downloading movies a sin?

Discussion in 'Answers' started by aml65, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Is downloading movies a sin?

    [FONT=&quot]SEC. 1. Short Title.- This Act shall be known as the Optical Media Act of 2003.[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]SEC. 2. Policy.- It is hereby declared to be the policy of the State to ensure the protection and promotion of intellectual property rights.[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]The unregulated mastering, manufacture, replication, importation and exportation of optical media in all forms is inimical to economic growth and public interest. Towards this end, the State shall institute the means to regulate the manufacture, mastering, replication, importation and exportation of optical media.[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]SEC. 3. Definition of Terms.- For the Purpose of this Act, the following terms shall mean:[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]

    1. [FONT=&quot]Economic Zone- the Special Economic Zones, Industrial Estates, Export Processing Zones and Free Trade Zones as defined in Republic Act No. 7916 or the PEZA Law including the Clark Special Economic Zone, the Cagayan Special Economic Zone, the Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone, the Subic Bay Freeport and other economic zones now in existence in the Philippines or as may be established in the future;[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
    2. [FONT=&quot]IP Code- Republic Act No. 8293 also known as the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines;[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
    3. [FONT=&quot]License- the authority granted by the Optical Media Board (OMB) to establishments or entities registered with the OMB to engage in the business of mastering, manufacture, replication, importation or exportation of optical media;[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
    4. [FONT=&quot]Magnetic Media- a storage medium or device characterized by a base, usually plastic, coated with ferric oxide powder, in which visual and/or aural information, or software code, may be recorded or stored, including, but not limited to, magnetic tape, cassettes, video tape, diskettes, and floppy discs;[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
    5. [FONT=&quot]Manufacture- the act or business of producing optical media or devices containing sounds and/or images, or software code, including any work protected in Part IV of the IP Code, by mastering and/or replication. In relation to equipment, "manufacture" shall refer to the assembly or integration of various components into any equipment useful for the mastering, manufacture and/or replication of optical media;[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
    6. [FONT=&quot]Manufacturing Equipment- any and all equipment, machine or device, now known or to be known in the future, intended or design for the production or manufacture, by mastering and/or replication of optical media, optical media masters, or production parts thereof, including but not limited to, those which shall be listed in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of this Act or as prescribed by the OMB. For the purpose of this Act, optical disc writers and such other devices used in personal computers not for commercial purposes shall not be considered as manufacturing equipment;[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
    7. [FONT=&quot]Manufacturing Material- any material such as, but not limited to, optical grade polycarbonate or polycarbonate substitutes with physical properties suitable for the manufacture of optical media;[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
    8. [FONT=&quot]Mastering- the act or business of producing a stamper made of glass, metal or other material, intended for the manufacture of optical media;[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
    9. [FONT=&quot]Optical Media- a storage medium or device in which information, including sounds and/or images, or software code, has been stored, either by mastering and/or replication, which may be accessed and read using a lens scanning mechanism employing a high intensity light source such as a laser or any such other means as may be developed in the future. The term shall include, but not be limited to, devices which shall be listed in the IRR of this Act, or as prescribed by the OMB;[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
    10. [FONT=&quot]OMB- the Optical Media Board;[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
    11. [FONT=&quot]Replication- the process of manufacturing optical media by reproducing or generating copies of the stamper in an injection molding machine or other forms of replicating equipment; and[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
    12. [FONT=&quot]Source Identification Code or SID Code- a system of codes to identify the source of all optical media mastered, manufactured or replicated by any establishment or entity.[/FONT]
    is downloading movies but keeping it privately not making any business out of it legal?

    it's really bothering me
  2. First and foremost you should obey the laws of the land unless they conflict with the Word of God.
    Then you should not violate your conscience Godward.
  3. If it is downloaded in an unlawful way, then yes.
  4. if you're illegaly downloading.. essentialy it's stealing so yes?
  5. in my understanding it says it doesnt say that downloading is a sin / wrong here in the philippines if your not distributng it or am i wrong ? i really dont undertsnd this law

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