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Fair use laws and the Hypocrisy

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January 26, 2011 12:02:26 PM

I own Home Alone 1 and 2 on DVD.
My family loves those movies during Christmas.
What I find ridiculous is that they show them on TV and I can copy them with VCR/DVD recorder and
it is fully legal (as long as for private use)
YET if I rip my personally owned copy protected DVDs of the same movie I am violating a law..
If i let my neighbor borrow my factory copy of Home Alone to watch that is ok but if I rip it and let him
borrow a burned copy that is not.
Also I suscribe to NetFlix and like to stream capture the movies on there with TuneBite and
I dont know if THAT is legal or not.
Yet of course I can record anything I want off of cable.
Seriously what is wrong with our countries policies?
I understand if you are DLing torrents and selling copies in bulk on the street you should be
busted but if I bought the movie I should be able to make personal backups.
I can backup my music CD collection with no problem (at least I think I can!) so
what is up with the idiots in Washington DC.
Isnt there more important issues to worry about or is the Hollywood lobbyists that important? :non: 

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January 26, 2011 4:25:00 PM

So...I'm guessing you don't need any help.
January 26, 2011 4:38:22 PM

I have a 9 year old daughter that I spend alot of money on Disney movies on
and of course they get scratched and broken so if I have backed up
ripped copies that makes me a criminal?
Really they should be changing over to a flash memory format for media nowadays.
No more optical drives just a usb port to put in your flash media.
Yea I should have made it a discussion thread instead of a question thread.
I guess the question is violating a law that doesnt make logical sense unethical?
It seems like the US fathers of the constitution were doing just that.
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January 27, 2011 10:20:34 PM
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I hear ya brutha :) 

Optical media and kids don't mix well... at least for very long.

Curious... why the public rant? Are you being prosecuted or something??
January 27, 2011 10:28:20 PM

No not being prosecuted LOL
I just saw alot of threads here on this forum about
people looking to backup personal copies.
It justs seem silly to me how the laws are setup.
I respect that the movie studios want to protect
their investments but the politicians got to
get their heads out of their butts and make laws
that make sense.
January 28, 2011 2:09:41 AM

Best answer selected by king smp.
January 28, 2011 4:43:17 PM

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February 6, 2011 3:21:49 PM

king smp said:
No not being prosecuted LOL
I just saw alot of threads here on this forum about
people looking to backup personal copies.
It justs seem silly to me how the laws are setup.
I respect that the movie studios want to protect
their investments but the politicians got to
get their heads out of their butts and make laws
that make sense.


I totally agree, it's tough when we as moderators have to enforce something we don't necessarily agree with but the rules require it, I personally wish they'd get on the same page because whether we can or cannot, people are going to do what they need to, period!
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