The MPAA has had another attack of the stupids - they are suing a business that rips a DVD that you've bought to an iPod that you've also bought:
According to the suit, Load 'N Go sells both DVDs and iPods and loads the former onto the latter for customers who purchase both. The company then sends the iPod and the original DVDs to the customer. So the customer has purchased every DVD, and Load 'N Go just saves them the trouble of ripping the DVD. The movie studios' suit claims that this is illegal, because ripping a DVD (i.e., decrypting it and making a copy) is illegal under the DMCA. The suit also claims that this constitutes copyright infringement.
So if that's a copyright infringement, then so is any movie or music individuals rip. The sheer lunacy of this is obvious to everyone but the MPAA - do they seriously think that a separate fee for the "right" to copy to a media player is reasonable?
I sure hope they recover from the rectal-cranial inversion soon.
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