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    Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Copyright

    | Copy Shop | Canada | Criminal/Illegal

    Customer: “Do you copy DVDs?”

    Me: “Yes we do, as long as they don’t contain copyrighted material.”

    Customer: “What do you mean?”

    Me: “We can copy your DVDs if they consist of content that you created.”

    Customer: “Well, it’s a season of a TV show.”

    Me: “That would be copyrighted.”

    Customer: “Oh, no it’s not.”

    Me: “Yes, TV shows are copyrighted.”

    Customer: “But it was recorded legally.”

    Me: “What do you mean it was recorded legally?”

    Customer: “My friend recorded it for me.”

    Me: “That would be illegal.”

    Customer: “No, it’s not. He pays for his cable, and he copied a series for me, and I want another copy of it.”

    Me: “Yes, that’s illegal.”

    Customer: “Why?”

    Me: “Because you have to pay for cable too if you want to watch it. And you can probably buy them on DVD at the store.”

    Customer: “Nope, not this show!”

    Me: “Well it’s still illegal. I won’t be able to copy them.”

    Customer: “Ugh!”