|So no one thinks DLing is considered sharing?
Just so you feel better about your selves, you say "I'm only DLing to see if i like it"...that is just amazing!
Whether or not you keep it or like it, the action was taken.. you DL'ed it.. which the company consider's wrong! So what if you get caught while you are "testing to see if you like it". What is your response then?
You can get busted for having a DL'd copy of movie/game you already own. This topic will never go away.
Well, the company can consider it as whatever they like. It's up to parliament on and courts to decide true legality. For now, in Canada, downloading is legal. For how long, no one can say. With a minority government, it is unlikely that anything like the American DMCA will come to pass, but it's only a matter of time before the library loophole is closed.
For those who are unaware of this loophole. The supreme court of Canada ruled that online file sharing is no different from a public library. People can borrow books, movies and CD's from most public libraries for no direct cost. Individuals may also make copies of copy writed works for personal use, with no exceptions. There is no provision under Canadian copy write law for copy protection, so you can decrypt, burn..whatever. When you upload, this could cause a problem, but downloading is legal.