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Old 12-31-2007, 05:40 AM
 
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....fess up, how many have music on their puters that they copied from a CD? Ummm just about everyone on da planet! Gonna be interesting to see how this plays out.
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:01 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I read the article
The guy that was sued because he had transfered 2,000 of his CDs to his computer had to of done some kind of "file sharing" in order to of been caught.

lol anyone remember back in the day when you would use a tape recorder to record your favorite song from the radio or to have a tape to play at a party. Most times you missed the first couple words while you tried to avoid recording the DJ announcing the song.
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Pfffft, the RIAA is just shooting itself in the foot more. They're ridiculous and a laughingstock. I'll tell you how this'll play out: legal to rip to your own 'puter, illegal to share.
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Old 12-31-2007, 07:11 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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from what someone told me it's the folks that are uploading the stuff that are more in risk of getting caught.
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:24 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Default Okay I don't get this

If I pay to buy a CD, then transfer it to my own property (my laptop) for my listening pleasure . . . then how the heck can that be illegal? Things need to redefined if copying my own purchased music onto my laptop (or Ipod, for that matter) is illegal. I copy my CDs to my laptop, then to my Ipod. How can that be illegal?????

I do graphics work, and I pay the vendor for the rights to use that piece of artwork. How could that be any different than my paying for a CD, then using it on various of my own electronic equipment? I do not get this. That is totally absurd.

What did I miss about this story?
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:45 AM
 
Location: So. Cal/Central Valley
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It's ok to copy for you own personal use. It is not ok to share it or upload it to a million of your closets friend though.
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:31 AM
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Location: Somewhere.
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It's ok to copy for you own personal use. It is not ok to share it or upload it to a million of your closets friend though.
Thats a heck of a lot of 'closest friends."
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:57 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Thats a heck of a lot of 'closest friends."
lol I was thinking the same thing
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:47 PM
 
Location: South Seattle Suburbs
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It's ok to copy for you own personal use. It is not ok to share it or upload it to a million of your closets friend though.
But the RIAA is actually trying to say it's NOT ok for you to copy for your own personal use. That's how insane and desperate they've become.
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: South Seattle Suburbs
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Pfffft, the RIAA is just shooting itself in the foot more. They're ridiculous and a laughingstock. I'll tell you how this'll play out: legal to rip to your own 'puter, illegal to share.
Yep, because what the RIAA is proposing will NEVER stand up in court. Taking this to its logical conclusion, the government would have to ban the sale of all blank media -- CDs, cassettes, videotapes, everything -- since they provide the means by which somebody COULD make an illegal copy. And the courts ruled years ago that making recordings of programs on your VCR for personal use was perfectly legal. The RIAA is just desperately flailing around for something to latch onto. They are today what the buggy-whip industry must have been like when Henry Ford got his cars rolling -- doomed to become obsolete, but doing every ridiculous thing it can think of to stay alive.
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