Thursday, May 26, 2011

DVD Copying Issues

Here's an article (slightly clipped) about the legal status of converting movies on DVD for viewing on devices such as iPads:

DVD Copy Protection

Apparently, although it has always been okay to convert music between formats for personal use, doing the same with DVDs is still illegal. Who knew?! Here we have another angle on the tricky interface between the buyer's right to free enjoyment of the content and the seller's copyright protection.

The article mentions Amazon's new Cloud Player, which supposedly allows more flexibility. Have any of you tried that system yet?

Margaret L. Carter
Carter's Crypt

1 comment:

  1. Well, rats. I find by clicking on the link that the page isn't there anymore. How annoying. I'll try to find the article somewhere else.