copying CD's to iPod deemed Unlawful!

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by ElementalDragon, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    yes.... this is another "RIAA SUX!!!" topic. apparently now they are saying that copying a CD that YOU OWN to your computer in order to listen to the songs on your iPod (and probably whatever other PMP you may own) is unlawful. they are getting too far out of hand now. If i remember correctly.... wasn't the whole schpiel about downloading copywrighted material (namely music) off the internet was violating the DMCA and mostly due to the fact that you don't have the rights to have the music since... basically.... you didn't buy the CD in the first place? now they're saying that even if you buy the CD, you can't do anything with the data on the CD other than listen to it on your computer or in your stereo? Someone has to punt the CEO of the RIAA, or whatever you'd call him, square in the groin...... knock his ego down a few pegs.

    http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?home&NewsID=13879

    think the most defining 2 paragraphs of that news article are these right here:
    so..... basically.... the RIAA wants us to use our PMP's as portable hard drives, and not PMP's? yippie..... we buy $200 MP3 players that turn into nothing more than a paper weight with an LCD Screen (mostly in the case of iPod's).
     
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  2. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    Soon having your music up loud and a window open will require a public entertainment licence and will breach copyright as anybody walking past could hear the music! :s :p
     
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  3. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    someone on Neowin's comments on the news article said pretty much the SAME EXACT THING! lol. cept... his was that if you had a passenger in the car, they wouldn't be able to listen to the music unless they had their own copy of the CD too.

    maybe soon Radio will be banned.... since we don't own the rights to listen to the music.
     
  4. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    maybe they will piss of apple.
     
  5. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    well... Apple ain't the only PMP manufacturers..... we have Creative, Archos, iRiver, among others..... but i think Apple will be hurt the most since they can't really do much but play video and music.
     
  6. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    that was because the riaa tried to get names of people from car manufacturers who bought cars, so they could sue them for letting people listen to music in their car (only they are allowed to listen to the radio in their car)
     
  7. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    are you sure they are even allowed to listen to it in there car? maybe we should just tune into AM talk.. hmm maybe clearchannel will ghave a problem with that though.
     
  8. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    F**k RIAA. They're a joke.

    Think about it, they're trying to regulate music with such extreme measures, bah, what's the world coming to? I don't even know what to compare them with. Fair use? Please, go away.

    I thought music was for our enjoyment.
     
  9. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    The thing is, what can people do about it? Everyone always complains against the RIAA, but I've yet to see any effective action taken against them.

    EFF?
     
  10. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Support piracy. :yowch:
     
  11. onimkron

    onimkron OSNN Senior Addict

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    I can only hope we don't see RIAA officers partolling the streets, checking up on people listening to music in public, in case they do something potentially unlawfull that's taking money from artists! :nervous:

    Hmm, maybe RIAA-supported lectures/prtesentations in uni?! :yowch:
     
  12. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Music Nazis :laugh:

    Great, just great.
     
  13. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    Hah! Come and get me Music Nazi's Prove what I don't have
     

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  14. LeeJend

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    Easy solution but people are too stupid/lazy to implement it. They'd rather take the chance they won't be a winner in the RIAA $M lawsuit lottery.

    PS The solution?
    -Stop buying CD's for 1 year.
    -Listen to the radio on a $20 AM/FM headset instead for free.
    -Tape (or Burn) music off your hi quality stereo receiver like we used to in the 70's when digital didn't exist and a casette cost $7 instead of the $15 they charge for CDs.

    PPS What to do with the $200-500 you save not buying CD's?
    -We throw one hell of a party when the recording industry and artists scream uncle and dissolve their RIAA Gestapo.

    PPS You think the sound quality won't be as good? Bull****. After digitizing/compressing and playing back through earbuds there is no sound quality anymore.

    OMG! Don't say that. They will confiscate your entire collection for 3 years while they review it against the contents of your HD which they will also confiscate. Your collection will become lost or damaged and your HD erased.

    A question? Has anybody ever heard of a case where the RIAA charged a multimillionaire or his kid? They always seem to go after people who can't afford to defend against the legal action.
     
  15. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Quote of the year :cool:
     
  16. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    :) seriously though...... they must really be pulling these ideas of theirs out of SOMEBODY'S arse.... and it sure ain't the public's.

    we can go even further than the RIAA with the same basic dilemma's too. take the MPAA. what if THEY follow in the RIAA's footsteps? maybe movies they air on TV won't be watchable by the general public unless they own a copy of the movie? or we won't be able to watch our favorite TV shows, like Smallville, since we don't own every season on DVD?

    Sazar: was that meant to be a GOOD comment about my quote..... or a sarcastic comment? i'm assuming good, due to the :cool: that follows it..... but..... still not 100% sure.
     
  17. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    gonna start a little trouble here, sorry

    this is what it means when corporations controll the laws that are written, they get to write whatever laws they like

    corporate politics, judges appointed by the party of the corporation, and the politicians that corporations put in office for just this reason

    they pay a little bit and get whatever they want in return

    this is voting against our own best interest and we will continue the process...most people think the corporate agenda is a GOOD thing until they are faced with reality, and then it is far too late

    these types of decisions are about to propagate exponentially

    sorry
     
  18. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    My guess is there are a couple possible reasons you don't hear about rich people getting charged:

    1) It's not "news worthy" so no one reports it
    2) Rich people settle earlier before it makes the news
    3) RIAA doesn't got after rich people because they can hire lawyers to fight them.
     
  19. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    Turtle Beach and fiber optic here I come.
     
  20. Hypnotoad1234

    Hypnotoad1234 Nintendo WIIIIIIIIIIIIII

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    Ok im officialy ticked...:mad: :mad: :mad: