Leading consumer electronics retailer in the UK removes circumvention devices

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I just posted the article Leading consumer electronics retailer in the UK removes circumvention devices.

  Submitted  by companycare: Leading Consumer  Electronics Retailer in the United Kingdom Removes Circumvention Devices in  co-operation with Macrovision  London '“ 3 February 2004 '“...
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#2

If they need a law to make the copy protection work, then why not stick with the law, remove the copy protection, everyones happy…consumers win…manufacturers win (they don’t have to waste money on copy protection that doesn’t work)…Macrovision…I guess they lose, but there again I think they lost ages ago. Macrovision = Macrocrap = money down the drain…why don’t they wake up and smell what they’re shoveling!


#3

“The new law brings into force important new measures prohibiting the sale and advertising of circumvention devices designed to illegally circumvent Macrovision copy protection technologies on DVDs and VHS cassettes that protect the copyrights of content owners and their publishers.” Wouldn’t make more sense if the law wasn’t designed to benefit the Macrovision Corp? It should read more like “…prohibiting the sale and advertising of circumvention devices designed to illegally circumvent copy protection technologies…” Doesn’t ‘fair use’ come into play here also?


#4

I’m afraid that as consumers, ‘fair use’ will never come into it for us.