Legal to lend an original DVD?

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#1

Say I bought Blade Runner from HMV, and that I live in the US.
Is it legal for me to lend it to a friend, for free (not rent)?
Now, same question, but for Canada?

Can anyone provide me with links that reference particular laws that deal with this?

Thank you.


#2

IMO that is OK.


#3

You purchased it, therefore it is yours to lend and/or give away at your discretion. At least IMO.


#4

Absolutely legal. Once the physical disk is in your possession, legally paid for, it is yours to do with as you wish. You can lend it, give it as a gift, burn it, grind it up and smoke it…doesn’t matter (though I really wouldn’t advise the last one).

The copyright protected material [B]on[/B] the disk is another matter. There is a legal difference between the physical object and the movie itself.


#5

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2169992]Absolutely legal. Once the physical disk is in your possession, legally paid for, it is yours to do with as you wish. You can lend it, give it as a gift, burn it, grind it up and smoke it…doesn’t matter (though I really wouldn’t advise the last one).

The copyright protected material [B]on[/B] the disk is another matter. There is a legal difference between the physical object and the movie itself.[/QUOTE]

LOL your line there is good for long laugh… :iagree: Well if the movie you bought is that bad then I guess the last line would apply to it…but smoking it that’s another story in itself…