BlogTV Direct Access

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My access logs show that some people are attempting to directly download BlogTV's QuickTime files. Sorry, it can't be done so just stop trying. Even if you knew the names and location of the files, it wouldn't do you any good, QTSS will serve the files but otherwise they are completely inaccessible. That's how QTSS works, it firewalls the content from the public except through controlled access.
For political and legal reasons, I am unable to provide freely downloadable files. BlogTV will be a streaming service only so that I can maintain my legal right to present Fair Use excerpts. This is a compromise, it allows me to present excerpts of copyrighted videos while still preserving the copyrightholder's rights. If I I release redistributable copies, I could be liable for violations under the DMCA. Maybe someday the legal environment for Fair Use will change, but I don't see it happening anytime soon. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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