DVD ripping FAQ
Posted 05 February 2009 - 03:57 PM
Posted 05 February 2009 - 04:01 PM
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I mean, you are kidding, right?
Posted 05 February 2009 - 04:06 PM
Posted 05 February 2009 - 04:38 PM
I see the point reallycrazy is trying to make, but I have an extensive DVD collection and an AppleTV, so why shouldn't I rip the DVD's I own, so that I can watch them on MY TV with MY AppleTV? It's like the old cassette tape player issues, just modernised.
Posted 05 February 2009 - 04:52 PM
Poster is the developer of the above product.
Message was edited by: Jon Seff
Posted 05 February 2009 - 04:56 PM
ReallyCrazy, is exactly his name, really crazy. First of all, ripping a DVD is not a secret. Ripping a DVD is not illegal. People have a right to make backup copies. This goes back before the DMCA when copy protection was used on software disks and people were unable to make legal backups. Macworld is not advising people to rip a DVD and sell illegal copies. That would be illegal.
Posted 05 February 2009 - 05:02 PM
Looks interesting, but you need to disclose that this is your product.
Posted 05 February 2009 - 05:50 PM
I realize that some parts of the law may not have been challenged in court, but does anyone really think that the industry that bribed -- I mean lobbied Congress into passing this thing would be in any danger of losing? All the industry has to do is decide they want to make an example out of somebody. Their pockets are so deep, who could afford to fight them for long?
They don't have to be right or win. They just have to spend money until you quit. When the cost of defending yourself will ruin you, you effectively don't have any rights at all.