Thursday, 13 August 2009

Oh for crying out loud

Not that I'm surprised, this is part of a trend.

It may well be fair use for an individual consumer to store a backup copy of a personally owned DVD on that individual's computer," Patel wrote, "a federal law (the DMCA) has nonetheless made it illegal to manufacture or traffic in a device or tool that permits a consumer to make such copies."

What this says to consumers is that if you want to make a digital backup of a DVD, no problem. Go ahead. But beware if you build a tool that actually helps people make those copies. In that case you're breaking the law.

Consumers really need to start boycotting everything that comes out of Hollywood. Take away all of their sales. Really make them squeal. Seriously, consumers have to start hitting these media companies in the pocket book through lack of interest in their content. Totally humble them and make them got on their hands and knees and beg for their customers back. Given that GI Joe and Transformers 2 completely sucked anyway, why do we continue to reward them?

PS, Yeah that's three CNET related posts in a row. I'll stop now.

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