The Technology battle goes on!

Discussion in 'Free Speech Alley' started by Sourdoughman, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. Sourdoughman

    Sourdoughman TigerFan of LSU and the Tigerman

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    First it was dvd x copy now this...
    I don't like Hollywood and the NFL, or anyone taking away our rights to make
    copies of our own movies or anything that comes over the tv in our homes.
    I also think it would be convenient if we could watch these shows at our
    convenience and not thiers.
    That includes watching the NFL or a movie on any device I see fit!
    Maybe, we go on a trip and decide to watch something in a car or on an airplane.

    Its funny we didn't have this problem with cassette tapes or vcr's.
    I hope everyone puts everything on the net just to make the cry babies
    cry more. :lol:

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tm...washpost/20040722/tc_washpost/a4042_2004jul21
     
  2. lsugrad00

    lsugrad00 Founding Member

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    Actually I remember reading that one branch of the corporation that owns Sony sued another branch of the same company over the VCR.

    summary of the judgement was that as long as the sole purpose of the device was not to infringe on copywrited material that it was ok. Since people were mainly making copies for themselves VCRs were ok'd. If I understand the technology DVRs are basically digital quality VCRs right??? I don't see why they would fall under the same ruling.

    On a side note Napster tried to use this case as a precident when they went to trial and the Judge all but laughed at them.
     
  3. martin

    martin Banned Forever

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