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    (Original post by DJkG.1)
    You seriously shouldn't pay somebody else for past papers that are being illegally sold on.

    Morally, it's no worse than buying bootlegged media such as fake DVDs at a market - he has no right to profit from this or even distribute it freely. :no:
    Morally exam boards should have all the material and mark schemes available free online - so everyone has a fair chance at the exams. They can make their money from the entry fees.
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    i dont understand why they remove old papers ... just leave them on ffs. Although some exam boards have been known to slap on 2002 questions on the 2008 ones ... half the paper was same lol
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    Morally, it's no worse than buying bootlegged media such as fake DVDs at a market - he has no right to profit from this or even distribute it freely.
    Oh noes, evil.:rolleyes:
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    (Original post by DJkG.1)
    Morally, it's no worse than buying bootlegged media such as fake DVDs at a market - he has no right to profit from this or even distribute it freely. :no:
    Morals are for those who can afford it.
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    (Original post by Jamstar)
    I always thought this sort of thing was perfectly legal as long as you weren't making any profit off of it. I don't much about this sort of thing though
    Well, you are wrong about your first point, though quite right about your second.
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    it is not illegal to host past papers:
    1.if you are keeping them for yourself
    2.not making a profit out of them (you could be sharing them with 'friends')
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    (Original post by psl89)
    it is not illegal to host past papers:
    1.if you are keeping them for yourself
    2.no making a profit out of them (you could be sharing them with 'friends')
    If you publish them on a website you are infringing copyright. Profit, or even payment, is irrelevant.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    If you publish them on a website you are infringing copyright. Profit, or even payment, is irrelevant.
    ^^Correct.
    (Original post by psl89)
    it is not illegal to host past papers:
    1.if you are keeping them for yourself
    2.not making a profit out of them (you could be sharing them with 'friends')
    ^^Ludicrous
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    (Original post by DJkG.1)
    You seriously shouldn't pay somebody else for past papers that are being illegally sold on.

    Morally, it's no worse than buying bootlegged media such as fake DVDs at a market - he has no right to profit from this or even distribute it freely. :no:
    And equally you can say AQA and Edexcel have no right to charge such extortionate amounts for their services - they must undoubtedly have a large surplus every year.
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    (Original post by Deadmau5)
    And equally you can say AQA and Edexcel have no right to charge such extortionate amounts for their services - they must undoubtedly have a large surplus every year.
    Does it matter whether they have surplus amounts or not?

    Big movie companies are stinking rich too - does that give you the right to buy bootlegged copies of their films? No - so the same applies to past papers too. :yep:
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    (Original post by DJkG.1)
    Does it matter whether they have surplus amounts or not?

    Big movie companies are stinking rich too - does that give you the right to buy bootlegged copies of their films? No - so the same applies to past papers too. :yep:
    The difference is exam boards are charities. If anyone is stupid enough to buy resources that are readily available for free, they should feel free.
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    (Original post by Deadmau5)
    The difference is exam boards are charities. If anyone is stupid enough to buy resources that are readily available for free, they should feel free.
    Well out of the main exam boards, only AQA is a non-profit charity, the others are not.

    And if they are charities, surely you would feel right and proper to pay for resources you are using - so that they can keep doing the important work they do, right?
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    (Original post by Deadmau5)
    The difference is exam boards are charities. If anyone is stupid enough to buy resources that are readily available for free, they should feel free.
    That is officially, the most backward argument I have ever seen on TSR. Well done.
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    Charities can still have copyright and charge people for things.
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    Why don't you guys just get the papers off of the exam boards websites? ^o)
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    (Original post by Deadmau5)
    The difference is exam boards are charities. If anyone is stupid enough to buy resources that are readily available for free, they should feel free.
    Edexcel isn't - its owned by Pearson. The exams could be a lot cheaper if the government killed it off, along with OCR and just left AQA. Then mandated all the resources be put online for everyone - including free textbooks.
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    (Original post by VVVES)
    Why don't you guys just get the papers off of the exam boards websites? ^o)
    Because not all of the papers are available. As far as I'm aware, they only go back about 3 years or so.
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    (Original post by Shonak)
    Hey guys,

    I have a collection of papers that most people wont have. Am i breaching copyright or any other laws if I hosted it on my website?

    Thanks
    Can you let www.freeexampapers.com have your papers?
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    (Original post by pixis)
    Can you let www.freeexampapers.com have your papers?
    That's a good point, I will enquire..
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    (Original post by VVVES)
    Why don't you guys just get the papers off of the exam boards websites? ^o)
    For us unfortunate people who do exams with WJEC, we have no access to any past papers online.

    That means A level chemistry is going to **** ME OVER.
 
 
 
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