Copying DVDs you own is a perilous en...

Copying DVDs you own is a perilous endeavor

There are 4 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 7, 2007, titled Copying DVDs you own is a perilous endeavor. In it, Newsday reports that:

It is legal to take a CD you own, copy it to your computer's hard drive and play it back.

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La Porte City, IA

#1 Feb 18, 2007
Good thing I use GNU/Linux because I can already copy DVD's to hard drive, play the copy as a device or even place them on a media server encrypted or non-encrypted. A program called MythTv let's me do all of those things as a stand alone PVR made from standard PC components.

Whether this is legal or not under fair use is another matter. The future is already here, but it's just not being offered by Microsoft and the MPAA.

Budd Lake, NJ

#3 Feb 18, 2007
Hollywood's their own worse enemy. The future's been here for years and yet they keep trying to stop progress and technological innovation. Thanx Lou it's nice to finally see some mainstream press about VLC. A great piece of software!

New York, NY

#4 Feb 22, 2007
Lots of media players can easily handle vobs.
Nero Show Time does, so does Windows Media Player. Almost any software dvd player can.



Since: Dec 06

Long Island, NY

#5 Feb 26, 2007
Lou Dolinar wrote:
More than anything else, that's what has kept DVD copying from going mainstream like Napster did with music.
Napster never went mainstream. Napster were sued into oblivion, and MP3 player manufacturer Roxio bought up Napster's name and logos at the inevitable bankruptcy auction. Roxio then slapped the Napster name onto their legit music service in order to entice people with the "edgy" brand name.

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