Off topic, but caches like this are excluded under section such as 47B(1) of the Copyright Act which relates to "incidentally and automatically made copies as part of a technical process"rseydler wrote:Does that mean that my internet explorer cache is actually in violation of civil and criminal copyright law? Every web site has a copyright, every image, text, layout etc is copyright.
Many people misquote copyright law. It is, in fact, quite rigid and strict in its interpretation. http://www.copyright.org.au/information has some great fact sheets of particular relevance is http://www.copyright.org.au/g097.pdf - Private use copying
Munka, the future is probably going to be seen in TV channels making shows available on demand (iView is a great resource and other channels are following now, though they still seem to have unnecessary DRM in place). In fact, I can envisage broadband getting to the point where many people can easily utilise video and TV on demand. Once the costs of these services (i.e. subscription + cost per movie) is lower than the cost of, say, purchasing a large hard drive to download the movie to yourself, there is a clear and obvious financial incentive and no moral or criminal disincentive will be needed.