Plainly ridiculous. First RIAA went nuts, now it’s MPAA. For one thing even if 99% ppl are using this software to pirate discs, which I highly doubt, the other 1% should still have a right to backup their discs. For other thing this new lawsuit is nothing new, remember that incredibly stupid CSS protection which was hacked in no time? And what about dividing the world into “regions”? What if I want to move? I’ll have to bring my own DVD player? Ha… And now this… I’m getting really pissed of by the RIAA/MPAA. Come on, most of the ppl use DVD copier software to backup their own movies, say one for car and another one for work so that they wouldn’t have to take their original with them all the time. They don’t go burning hundreds of copies and sell them to their friends, that’s ridiculous!!! If they want to stop the DVDcopying software than they should replace bad DVDs to their owners at the price of the media. Say my favourite movie went bad after one year and now it won’t play in my DVD player, I can’t return it to the store because it’s too late and I didn’t make a working backup because of this new stupid lawsuit. In this case I should clearly be able to send them my DVD disc that went bad and they should send me a brand new one for the price of the media - $ 1.00 even - now we’re talking… But that’s never gonna happen, so I say MPAA - piss off… Edit for typos and dollar bug.
[edited by thyfleshconsumed on 25.10.2003 20:31]