It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


US Court Rules Consumers Never Have the Right to Copy DVD Movies

page: 1

log in


posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 01:56 PM
Well here ya go......

The courts agreed with the MIAA NAZI's that you may "NOT" copy a movie you legally purchased and own.

Just recently, the RIAA made a statement that it is unreasonable to expect purchased music to work until it is removed.

This week a landmark verdict was handed down to RealNetworks with deep implications for fair use and personal property in America. The ruling wasn't about filesharing, piracy, or malicious computer use. Rather, it was fight over whether users should be able to make copies of digital content that they legal own. And in a precedent-setting decision, the media companies beat a small software vendor and fair use advocates and laid down an imposing decision -- copying DVDs that you own is illegal.


Now, we all know the reason for this.

Smart people backup all their software and only use the backups, keeping the original safe and sound.

The RIAA/MIAA NAZI's want to you damage your disks so you will be required to purchase a new one.

Yepper's, this is nothing but a new idea on making money off people, or how they can ripe off the public further.

posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 02:21 PM
Do not worry.

I have more authority than they do because they derive their authority from the same place I do, imagination land.

Now, being that I am a higher court in of myself, I will give you my ruling.

I overturn their decision.

There you have it, overturned by a "higher court".

Your very welcome.

posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 02:24 PM
Another interesting point to be made.

When you watch a DVD on your computer, it is actually making a copy on your hard drive temporarily. (Correct me if im wrong).

That is why I overturned their decision. Because it would prevent everyone from actually watching the DVD in the first place, as your computer has to make a temporary copy in order to read the disk.

posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 02:25 PM
Oh, lovely, a typically insane and inane response from the establishment over a broken system that they need to support because "the man at the MPAA said so".

What we need is to extinguish the powers of these lobby groups.

posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 02:26 PM
Of course this was to be expected..., considering the main government representative in these affairs was appointed from within the industry by the administration itself. Not that any of our so-called representatives did anything more than pay the issue lip-service.

posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 02:27 PM
The reasonable thing to do is boycott Hollywood and its movies. I wonder how long it would take them chain up their dogs if everybody quit buying or paying for their movies.

posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 02:27 PM

Originally posted by srsrecords
Oh, lovely, a typically insane and inane response from the establishment

That is why I responded with my own brand of insane response.

I hope people enjoy the humor.

posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 02:42 PM
Hmm...I wonder if they will grandfather those of us in that have been making backups for a few years. The bastards.

posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 02:44 PM
The last movie I have seen in a theatre was Red Dragon.

I have not purchased a dvd since then, with the exception of The Matrix Trilogy.

The last c.d. I purchased was Queens of the Stone Age- Music for the Deaf.

My wife has purchased a few dvd's for our three year old, and while I frown a bit, I admit he loves that crazy Shrek.

When people ask me to go out to movies, I specifically tell them I boycott Hollywood.
People look at me like I'm nuts, but I'm already there on the Hollywood tip.

posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 02:49 PM
reply to post by muzzleflash

Careful. Their "Imagination Land" is heavily armed, loaded with prisons, staffed by thousands of trigger-happy slaves, and answers to absolutely no one.

It's all "imagination" but you'll need to coerce, force and extort millions of others to buy into your "imagination" if you hope to compete.

posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 03:04 PM
You folks have probably already seen this one.

Leaked Official RIAA Training Video Links Music Piracy With Crack Dens

The first question given in the video clip below is why music piracy should be addressed in the first place. A respondent replies that because it "affects the quality of life in a DA’s district" and that "it’s a link to a lot of other crimes." According to her it can be used to "get into a drug house that you couldn’t get in before" and that it can even "have links to terrorists organizations for those Federal prosecutors out there." Just when you though they’d completely lost it, she then says that some people even sell guns and drugs with bootleg CDs. I know I’ve never heard of a "Pearl Jam & Pot special" and I’m sure that I’m not alone.

The other person on the panel even furthers these incredulous claims with his story of how in some places people actually ask if "’Would you like it WITH or WITHOUT?’ The ‘with’ is a CD enclosing a piece of crack or whatever the case may be."

But as long as people buy it, they will keep selling it....

posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 03:20 PM
reply to post by muzzleflash

You are correct.

It is made in the temp files.

There really is no way to stop it, that I know of.
You can erase it, but no way of temp files not being placed on hard-drive.

Better not tell them that, or pretty soo, it will be no movies allowed to be played on computers.....sadly, I am not kidding.

posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 03:31 PM
As a petty and small-minded person who is upset by this ruling; I want to point out that it was by U.S. District Court Judge Marilyn Patel, a judge appointed to the Northern District of California - where money is now IOU's.

I want to point out that Judge Patel dismissed a 2005 suit brought by San Franciscan Wayne Ritchie (whoever he was) against the US Government who alleged he had been covertly administered '___' as part of the MKULTRA program.

I know that doesn't mean anything... but it sounds bad, and I'm trying to be mean!

I'm sure I have performed an epic fail.... but I feel better anyway

posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 03:34 PM
reply to post by Maxmars

In what you tried to do, you had an "Epic -Failure"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You were not mean, rude, unreasonable or anything.

You brought out a nice fact that was previously unknown-NICE!!- and showed it's source.

2 points for you from me.

posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 03:36 PM
I do not buy DVDs or CDs and haven't in this century. I will not support the failed and obsolete business models of the MIAA/RIAA and the companies they extort membership dues from.

I've known this was coming for some time. Eventually, as soon as they can develop the technology to do so, you will have to pay every single time you hear a song or watch a movie. They'll probably have it running through everyone's RFID chip and just go ahead and deduct it right from your account automatically. Mark my words here. It is coming.

[edited for grammer]

[edit on 13-8-2009 by Ambient Sound]

posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 03:51 PM
reply to post by Ambient Sound

Ah my quadratic friend, I fear you are closer to the truth than you may suspect.

Ultimately, their goal is to revise the meaning of the word ownership. And as long as the jurists are willing to pretend that words and meanings exist in a vacuum of special interest, they will succeed.

However, in the end, this is folly, and most people should recognize it as the flailing death throws of a failed model.

If you want to get paid every time your song or movie is viewed or heard, NEVER record it. Duh!
Just ask the folks on Broadway!

new topics

top topics


log in