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"BAH!" , posted Sun 14 Jul 07:28
taken from that site ...
"If you were to take today's episode of 'E.R.' and tape it and give it to your mother, it would be copyright infringement under this bill," said Jessica Litman, a professor at Wayne State University who specializes in copyright law.
hehe, that's a bitch. all my future Christmas/birthday/mother's day/father's day gift plans will go to hell
but hm, it doesn't seem like recording things off of television is much of a threat. i don't see why they would want to pass this bill, other than to annoy us. but gah, they've passed some zany things over the years so i dunno -_-
Agree. Thats so lame. I can't believe someone would actually think of this to pass as a bill. Before you know it, there will be no libraries, no video rental shops, no....INTERNET! All these share information without the knowledge of the origin too.
Crap. We might as well return back to stone age if bills like this actually pass.
"Uh huh." , posted Sun 14 Jul 20:42:
Soon it'll be illegal to wipe your ass with someone else's roll of toilet paper.
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[this message was edited by Mitsurugi on Sun 14 Jul 20:47]
"DMCA, RIAA, MPAA...blerg..." , posted Sun 14 Jul 21:51
Hmmm actually there have been laws about taping shows off of the tv being illegal for a long time now...which is hilarious that VCR companies always include that trusty 'record' button. Makes you wonder...
If this actually gets passed (which I highly doubt as blatantly retarded bills tend ot just sit in House or Senate until session expires heh...but..er, *knocks on wood*) it'll probably fall under that jurisdiction of chasing after the online warez/file-share servers, not actually taking down ma or pa for recording Alias and playing it later for you. I think they included the clause of taping stuff at home and distributing it so ppl getting prosecuted can't say "nuh-uh! look, you let -them- record stuff and disperse stuff"...DMCA bad...
I don't think they can actually pull it off in its current form for there's too many infringements on fair use.
Anyways it's primarily geared towards supporting the RIAA and MPAA, IIRC....and while strong and powerful entities that are seething with evil and malice...we all support them...don't tell me you don't go watch movies in the theatres (Spiderman, LOTR), buy Sony TVs, buy overpriced CDs It's sick how much power they could possibly abuse... I think just watching it unfold and what not is interesting, though..
"Re(1):DMCA, RIAA, MPAA...blerg..." , posted Mon 15 Jul 00:03
blah, it is all dependent on what you plan to do with the copies. it's always been illegal to tape a show to give your friend, and it's the same idea as burning a cd to give someone. you pay for cable, and as long as you keep the use to yourself, that's fine and dandy.
but once you go distributing it, then it does step into the realm of illegal. it's been that way for years now, ever since i could remember being able to read the copyright laws at the beginning of a given videotape.
the only difference now is that somebody's taking action. yea, it's silly, but at the same time, you are breaking a law, unless you keep that movie to yourself.
the only loophole i could see is if your friends had already paid for a cable bill which carried the channel as well, or had already purchased the movie and wanted a backup copy or something. in that case, it's legal.
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