What is Card Sharing?

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  1. lincsat

    lincsat Super-Dooper Moderator Staff Member

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    This explanation is not my work ... it was posted on Digitalworldz by member PinkHelmets I thought it best just to copy and paste it as the explanation is very straight forward and very easy to follow ... so all appreciation to pinkhelmets [​IMG]



     
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    Lets also point out that Sky are very worried about cs'ing and will be rolling out new anti piracy measures in the next few weeks. So hopefully the entire problem will go away if they do it properly!

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    Just a couple of points on the Legalitles of Card Sharing.

    Sharing a subscription card, which has no Terms of Use attached (alot of the porn cards etc are like this) It is quite acceptable to use c/s to view the card in multiple recievers they you also own, as long as only one reciever accesses the card at any one time. Even if the recievers are in differant locations i.e a holiday home.

    Something like Sky UK on the other hand is differant. Their terms of use stipulate that you must use a multiroom subscription with their equipment.

    While using c/s for Sky or indeed Virgin Multiroom within your house is not Criminal, as there is no Law to stop you, it is against the companies respective terms of use which you must have agreed to to get a card, so would leave you open to Civil proceedings.

    Atleast this is the way I understand it, I am not a lawyer, but I have heard legal opinions on this before.
     
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