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"Under a licensing agreement in its final stages, consumers may get the right to make several legal copies of HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc movies they’ve purchased, a concession by the movie industry that may quell criticism that DRM (digital rights management) technologies are too restrictive.

The agreement, if supported by movie studios and film companies, could allow a consumer to make a backup copy in case their original disc is damaged and another copy for their home media server, said Michael Ayers, a representative of an industry group that licenses the AACS (Advanced Access Content System) copy-prevention system."
http://www.macworld.com/news/2007/05...ying/index.php
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so how do they control that?
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Surely the idea is that they stop trying to control it so much as it has proved unsuccessful..
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Isn't legal to copy discs that you OWN??

Legalities aside, you can already rip bluray and hd-dvd.
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post #5 of 15
its legal to back up but it is illegal to break the encryption so if you have a unencrypted disc you could back it up but if it had some encryption on that would be technicaly illegal
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Isn't legal to copy discs that you OWN??

Legalities aside, you can already rip bluray and hd-dvd.
not only can you rip them... you can encode them at 720p in x264 and distribute them to all your buddies on 45 cent 4.7gb DVD+Rs!
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not only can you rip them... you can encode them at 720p in x264 and distribute them to all your buddies on 45 cent 4.7gb DVD+Rs!
Ahmen Brother

In honor of this glorious occasion everone must watch You are a Pirate! gotta love that video

Anyway i'm glad to see that the movie industry has gotten there heads out of there @$$3$ and realized that not every consumer is a pirate.

Although i don't understand how they will control that as a poster already said. I wonder if they would partner with slysoft or something.

Or they can release there own burning Ripping app that will do the decrypting.

although a word for the wise KEEP YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION OFF so it won't phone home
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post #8 of 15
It is illegal to circumvent copy protection on a dvd, but it is legal to have a copy of that same dvd...

go figure...
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It is illegal to circumvent copy protection on a dvd, but it is legal to have a copy of that same dvd...

go figure...
Wouldn't that be unconstitutional like the original weed law? There, one would have to buy a permit to have weed, but in order to get it, you would need to have it on you. Surprised no one brought that one up, but they would just then say backing up is illegal then.
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post #10 of 15
The only legit reasons for copying your media is to have a spare copy that can be used and abused on a daily basis, and to have a digital copy that can be streamed to various media points around your house. This new motion seems to cover both those bases, I don't see it being that bad. This is how things should have been done in the first place.
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