Q: is piracy possibly legal in nova scotia, Canada IF it isn't done with the intent to profit or distribute

if i wanted to download a movie with no intent to profit or distribute it and only use it for personal use, would it be legal piracy?, from my understanding its the intent to profit and distribute that causes problems

2 Lawyer Answers
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: No. don't do it.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: No, piracy is not legal in Nova Scotia or anywhere in Canada, regardless of the intent to profit or distribute. Copyright laws in Canada protect the rights of creators and owners of creative works, including movies, music, and software. Downloading or distributing copyrighted material without permission is a violation of these laws, even if it's for personal use. It's important to obtain legal copies of copyrighted material and respect the intellectual property rights of creators and owners.

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