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Windows 7: U.S. government makes jailbreaking, unlocking and ripping DVDs legal

26 Jul 2010   #11
cloud8521

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
The way it's worded is funny....you can legally break the copy protection to copy a video as long as you are a professor or student who needs to put a clip into a video presentation. But if you are attempting to make a temporary backup of a Netflix movie to shift it to a more convenient time for you, it's not alright.
.... well it accually.... your renting it not buying it so it makes sense you cant steal things like that.


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26 Jul 2010   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
The way it's worded is funny....you can legally break the copy protection to copy a video as long as you are a professor or student who needs to put a clip into a video presentation. But if you are attempting to make a temporary backup of a Netflix movie to shift it to a more convenient time for you, it's not alright.
.... well it accually.... your renting it not buying it so it makes sense you cant steal things like that.
That was just an example. I usually rip my DVD's, burn them to a DVD+RW, watch them and then erase back over the DVD+RW. This just shifts when I have to watch the movie. While I don't own the original, I did pay for the subscription to rent the movie.

And what about the scenario where I buy a DVD for my children (disney movie) and want to make a backup copy of it to play in our mini-van without risking losing or scratching the original. According to this, I still cannot do that.....but a student can rip a movie legally in order to gain access to a video clip. Just seems strange that it's alright for 1 thing and not another when technically the process to rip it would be the same.
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26 Jul 2010   #13
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Although limited, this is at least a step in the right direction. It puts a chip in the armor and reinforces ideals that the media you purchase should be yours to use.
*Note that "copying to sell" or "renting then copying to keep" is not legal. I am talking about the way that people back up their media to prevent loss of what they have rightfully purchased.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post

And what about the scenario where I buy a DVD for my children (disney movie) and want to make a backup copy of it to play in our mini-van without risking losing or scratching the original. According to this, I still cannot do that.....but a student can rip a movie legally in order to gain access to a video clip. Just seems strange that it's alright for 1 thing and not another when technically the process to rip it would be the same.
Exactly. and although the wording is not there yet for parents who are concerned about these things, it most likely will be in the future. I hope. (I know when I have kids, I will want to do this as well. Or lock all the media up like its fine china) <Movies are expensive. I dont think I would even spend $20-30 on each plate for china....
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26 Jul 2010   #14
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
*Note that "copying to sell" or "renting then copying to keep" is not legal. I am talking about the way that people back up their media to prevent loss of what they have rightfully purchased.
Yeah, I never copy rentals to keep. It's rare that I ever watch a movie a second time unless it's on TV and nothing else is playing. My kids like to re-watch movies...but lately with them I have been buying the Blu-Ray and DVD combo packs...that way we can watch the BR in the living room/bedroom....and the DVD in the minivan.
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28 Jul 2010   #15
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
My kids like to re-watch movies...but lately with them I have been buying the Blu-Ray and DVD combo packs...that way we can watch the BR in the living room/bedroom....and the DVD in the minivan.
When I was a kid, there wasn't such a thing as a minivan, much less a DVD player. either in the vehicle or at home. When we traveled, it was in a sedan delivery that was for our grocery store. We threw a mattress in the back for us kids, and past the time singing songs, like Row Your Boat, or playing games, like seeing who could identify the cars in the oncoming lane at the greatest distance.

I suppose that the DVD would have been convenient for mom and dad, but I doubt that I would have remembered those trips so clearly as I do.
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29 Jul 2010   #16
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
My kids like to re-watch movies...but lately with them I have been buying the Blu-Ray and DVD combo packs...that way we can watch the BR in the living room/bedroom....and the DVD in the minivan.
When I was a kid, there wasn't such a thing as a minivan, much less a DVD player. either in the vehicle or at home. When we traveled, it was in a sedan delivery that was for our grocery store. We threw a mattress in the back for us kids, and past the time singing songs, like Row Your Boat, or playing games, like seeing who could identify the cars in the oncoming lane at the greatest distance.

I suppose that the DVD would have been convenient for mom and dad, but I doubt that I would have remembered those trips so clearly as I do.
I agree with you completely. We also used to see how many states' license tags we could spot.
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29 Jul 2010   #17
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
My kids like to re-watch movies...but lately with them I have been buying the Blu-Ray and DVD combo packs...that way we can watch the BR in the living room/bedroom....and the DVD in the minivan.
When I was a kid, there wasn't such a thing as a minivan, much less a DVD player. either in the vehicle or at home. When we traveled, it was in a sedan delivery that was for our grocery store. We threw a mattress in the back for us kids, and past the time singing songs, like Row Your Boat, or playing games, like seeing who could identify the cars in the oncoming lane at the greatest distance.

I suppose that the DVD would have been convenient for mom and dad, but I doubt that I would have remembered those trips so clearly as I do.
I agree with you completely. We also used to see how many states' license tags we could spot.
If we saw an out of state license we would punch the other in the arm and say
"Out of state license No punching back!"
Or we would guess what make and model of the car.
Or read the Burma Shave signs along the road.
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29 Jul 2010   #18
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

When I was a kid, my older brother "bug slugged" me by surprise, and before I realized it I clocked him in the nose... It was the last time he ever did that again...
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29 Jul 2010   #19
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
When I was a kid, my older brother "bug slugged" me by surprise, and before I realized it I clocked him in the nose... It was the last time he ever did that again...

Tews,
You don't look or act like the violent type! Your older brother must have hit your hot button.
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29 Jul 2010   #20
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
When I was a kid, my older brother "bug slugged" me by surprise, and before I realized it I clocked him in the nose... It was the last time he ever did that again...
I remember mine did this thing of "punch buggy, no punch back" when ever a volkswagen beetle went by. I usually didn't mind, but one day I went a head and punched him in the gut. Same out come
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