I am hyper sensitive to the DCMA (Digital Copyright Management Act) these days. I had downloaded some movies, but deleted them all when I got paranoid about lawsuits. Mom’s been letting me rent them these days with gift cards at a local movie rental store. I also took down my “mp3 of the day” feature of the blog just to be careful. It is just not worth it.
Well, I found a location to download all 700 episodes of the National Public Radio show Hearts of Space. I’ve really been into ambient music. The shows are 32 Gigabytes and would take about five days to download. Since the show is publicly funded, would I be breaking the copyright act by downloading? Anyone have any expertise in this area? I won’t download them if it is breaking the law. I just need advice. What do you think? Should I err on the side of caution?