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kmaid
27th November 2006, 05:31
Just wondering if anyone knows the laws regarding providing streams in the UK. I play a game called Second Life where you can stream music using shoutcast to other players. For a little project I created a program where I can rent shoutcast servers by the hour. I have been told by a hosting provider in the US that without registering myself as a hosting provider I’m breaking DMCA if people stream copyrighted music using my service where he is exempt. Now as he was trying to buy my code from me I would like a second opinion ^^. Thanks for your help

Just thought I should add my servers in Germany and the games based in America if that matters at all.

NJK
27th November 2006, 08:17
Consult a lawyer for detailed info , nobody who knows law better.

Nick@ss
27th November 2006, 19:41
heres a good read from uk clients using our services.

have a read and a chat with these and they may enlighten you.

you need mcprs and ppluk coverage for streaming in the uk

http://forums.streamsolutions.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2529