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  Re: DVD copying software gets axed, what's next? 
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sue mccartin Jun 09, 2005, 12:46pm EDT Report Abuse
It's greed, greed, greed, nothing more. If I purchase a CD/DVD I should be able to play it anyplace I want including ripping it to mp3 and puting on my ipod if I so choose. This concept of you pay for every platform is being promulgated in other areas too, the almight M$ would like nothing more than for each copy of their OS to be tied to a specific motherboard and you have to buy a new copy of the OS everytime you upgrade your motherboard--that's junk, as long as I only use it on one system at a time it's none of their damn business which machine it's on. The only way this crap is going to stop is if people go back to taping off the radio and stop buying cd's entirely.

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Kirk Bowlby Jun 09, 2005, 02:53pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Re: DVD copying software gets axed, what's next?
Taping of the radio.... oh... cringe... wouldn't that be something. I do however agree with part of of your post, but what does Microsofts retail practices have to do with recording music or Dvds when they include the functionality in their operating system software at leaast for music. I have changed hardware several times in my pc and have had to reactivate the software , no problem. Microsoft doesn't care if you change your copy of windows from pc to pc , just as long as you don't sell a copy of it or give it away in effect preventing them from the retail sale of the software that has taken years to develope at probably a staggering cost. Anyone that has been around computers since the DOS days would see win xp for the marvel of programming that it really is. Anyone that had to endure win ME as an operating system would downright thank Microsoft for their efforts in correcting the unholy terror that was unleashed on the world the day that operating system hit store shelves. ;)

Arthur Wilson Jun 09, 2005, 03:53pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Re: DVD copying software gets axed, what's next?
Whilst I appreciate and agree with the arguments in favour of anti-piracy measures and the reasons for needing to apply them,I find it increasingly difficult to feel much sympathy when the end result is just more inconvenience for the legitimate end-user whilst the pirates can freely carry on regardless.
The simple fact is that there are innumerable pirate copies of all these items (Windows,movies and just about every cd ever made) available from probably just as many websites on the net,not to mention P2P filesharing.
What is the point of such supposedly stringent protection measures when they quite obviously don't work in the slightest?Anyone wanting to obtain any of the aforementioned items will most likely do so with a minimum of difficulty while the rest of us are forced to endure the inconvenience forced on us by these pointless measures.
It only reinforces the impression in my mind that these companies care nothing for the buyers of their product - they are only interested in the profits.

Kirk Bowlby Jun 09, 2005, 04:05pm EDT Report Abuse
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Most companies main objective is profits.

Eddie Jun 09, 2005, 04:55pm EDT Report Abuse
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I use dvd decryptor/dvd shrink to copy dvds from netflix... My dvd collection has grown to 100+ for 17 bucks a month in the last 3 months.. I guess I'm to blame!

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sue mccartin Jun 09, 2005, 05:01pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Re: DVD copying software gets axed, what's next?
EXACTLY the pirates are not being slowed down, the honest people that buy legitimate copies are the one's being inconvenienced because the way they can use it is being controlled. If you look carefully you'll find that 99.9% of the piracy occurs in foreign countries where US patents and copyrights are not enforced by the foreign governments. Perhaps the movie companies should work on changing those policies instead of burdening the legitimate user with extra hassles.

The Digital Millenium Copyright Act was the biggest mistake in US history, it has basically thrown the legal concept of "fair use" out the door with the wash water. Anybody rememeber the russian programmer arrested at Adobe's insistence because he wrote a program to do something that's perfectly legal where he works in Russia but is against the DMCA--he was arrested when he stepped on US soil to teach a class. Thank heavens that one didn't turn in the Dog and Pony show it could have been but that shows you just how far some idiot can take this stuff if they choose to. Copying for purposes of backups or changing media types should be just fine as long as you aren't knocking off 20 copies and handing them out to your friends. I still know plenty of folks that don't have a DVD player standalone or one their computer, if I take their dvd and recreate it onto VCD's so they can watch the movie I see nothing wrong with that.

Henry Martin Jun 09, 2005, 05:05pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Re: DVD copying software gets axed, what's next?
Why would anyone buy a DVD without a DVD player?

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Alex-E-C-396 Jun 09, 2005, 11:53pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Re: DVD copying software gets axed, what's next?
I happily use DVD-X-COPY and DVD-X-RESCUE, from 321Studios, to make backups of my DVDs and if I want I can tape a DVD or CD on to the bottom of my boot and go run around out in the street and when I return, take the DVD/CD off my boot and put it in my computer and salvage a working funvtional copy from the damaged disc. I have another program called Record Now Max, from Stomp INC. It will make fully functional backups of DVD backups and CDs and software that I buy. Now 321Studios owes me $40 bucks in a refund but that was in spring of 2003 then the US Govt. made them shut down so they moved to Canada and skimped out on my refund. I own probablly 30 something DVDs and I enjoy buying them. I have no desire to make a copy of someone elses DVD. I would rather borrow it and watch it.
The thing about 321 Studios is they operate out of Canada where they are void of deportation and US copyright laws.
The people who want to make illegal copies of the movies let them do it are they going to rent five thousand copies of movies and make copies of them all or something? This all ads up to an unholy poop. People figure out how to get around someone elses prevention scheme and the people who made the prevention scheme get p**sed off.

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Dula Duda Jun 10, 2005, 07:13am EDT Report Abuse
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This seems to be another way of trying to stop restrict our human rights to do what we want with our own items. Its all about getting and restricting control. Freedom always prevails so I say let them do what they want.

nads popy Jun 28, 2005, 03:15am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Re: DVD copying software gets axed, what's next?

how do people burn these movies isnt that bad?

guru Shane Jun 28, 2005, 03:26am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Re: DVD copying software gets axed, what's next?
I happened to see an article the other day. It was stating how the people that are really big on cracking down on piracy are now backing off. They are seeing a wider audience now than ever before, and they are acknowledging the fact that it is at least partly due to file sharing.



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