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post #21 of 49
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Originally Posted by CryWin View Post

I can do all the things listed above for my own personal use without even a mere possibility of any legal issues.

So you are saying the DMCA has never been used to go after obvious fair use cases?
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post #22 of 49
I love Netflix but it's garbage for movies unless they're older ones. Shows on the other hand...you can get a few months use out of it just watching the Macgyver series <3
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post #23 of 49
There's a law in the US where it's actually illegal to have friends over to watch TV if your TV is 56" or larger as 56" counts as a "public viewing" which violates copyright. There's plenty of outdated laws that will never be enforced.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by -Apocalypse- View Post

There's a law in the US where it's actually illegal to have friends over to watch TV if your TV is 56" or larger as 56" counts as a "public viewing" which violates copyright. There's plenty of outdated laws that will never be enforced.

Right now I am having a "movie night" and technically it falls under publicly view-able.

Not to mention its a RIP of a Blu Ray.

Stupid laws are stupid.
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 3/2/13 at 5:38pm
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post #25 of 49
I am in no way endorsing piracy but I believe many people will see it this way: Why would I pay for your DVD if it's gonna be illegal anyway?
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post #26 of 49
Next thing you know...Internet will be illegal because you can view pictures for free.
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post #27 of 49
This video is relevant to this thread

http://vimeo.com/60475086
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post #28 of 49
When a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it does it make a sound? When a law is made in exchange for a favor does anyone know except the parties in that transaction? This is what will be so long as the US or any government is allowed to limp along without suffering at the hands of economics most important thing....creative destruction. I'm pretty sure it's time for it to break down and be remade. Just like the parts of an OS or program. Discard what is legacy and no longer needed to make room for newer and relevant and more efficient code.

Linux is freedom and I'm going to say this is the one time I don't care about "law". I think it's time people came to a point and asked themselves...are the terms I agreed to living in civilization mutually beneficial anymore or whether I should reject said civilization.

PS: There are laws in several cities that still dictate that you must notify the local sheriff a day in advance before you have a gun duel.
     
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post #29 of 49
Well this goes to show what politicians really care about, it's not the people as much as the people willing to give them money. It's sad that a law like this would get passed, but really how are they going to enforce it? It's like the speed limit, most people go over it and they rarely get caught for it.
post #30 of 49
I'll play the fair use card.

But seriously, we all know how seriously outdated the DMCA is.
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