said by TamaraB: said by BHNtechXpert:
In the case of broadcast television you are at lets say level A whereas someone is licensed to distribute the content might be a level D.
I am not talking about distributing anything, I am talking about my personal right to view something I have paid to view, or listen to. Copyright law has degenerated into something it was never intended to be, and is certainly not compatible with current technology.
When I had my Akai 1/4 inch reel-to-reel tape deck, it was perfectly OK and legal for me to record play-lists on it from my records, or off the radio, (saving the vinyl from wear), and enjoy hours of uninterrupted music for my personal use. The same was true when I bought my first Laser-disk player (Sony Betamax if I recall), and subsequently made backup copies OF THE MOVIES I BOUGHT to VHS tape when that came out, because the 12 inch video disks were fragile.
Before DRM, I could rip my DVDs WHICH I PAID FOR to a hard drive and do the same. Now it seems, copyright has morphed into not so much a "copy" right, but a listening/viewing right. Soon they will want a fee for each time I play a song, or watch a movie I purchased. Greed has driven this way too far, and the backlash towards the entertainment industry is a bitch, and will certainly get worse if they continue on this path.
What I observe, is that over the years, the rights which I have always enjoyed are being taken away. Nobody likes losing something they have always had, and will find ways to retain them.
You've got this all twisted. Nobody is saying that you can't make your own playlists and play the music or video you LEGALLY own anywhere you want. You cannot however take that work and distribute to friends or on the internet. Nobody is stopping you from doing any of that unless you own an Apple product.
DRM is a thing of the past...we're not quite there yet but we're getting there but it's going to take a bit of social responsibility in the meantime. You can rip your dvds to use on home media system and not violate the law. Where you run into trouble is when you share it on the net with 10000 other people.
Thats the problem the RIAA/MPAA have. They could care less what you do with that media in your own home.--
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