We have a lot of DVDs in our home, and although our kids are teenagers, if they didn't have to pay for it, then why should they have to make sure to take care of it is the way they think. Their friends are the same. And if there is a party going on that we don't know about, then rest asure that something is going to be broken when we get back. Some movies we do watch over and over just because they are great movies such as The Shining, and over time, they will become damaged to excessive play. It is unavoidable. I belive that 321 Studios has the right to publish the software. Yes, people will use it for piracy, but then again, I can purchase a vehicle and use it for crime sprees, but you don't see the government suing "The Big Three" do you? I would like to be able to backup my purchased copies of DVDs. One in particular is The Band of Brothers and it wasn't cheap. It was cheap for the movie studio to make in bulk, but I sincerely doubt that they will give me a free copy every few years when my copies are worn out. Maybe they (the studios) should provide a 3 year warranty on DVDs so that any damage to them within that time frame, you get a new copy at no additional charge, after that you're just f#cked.
[edited by TheTarbaby on 29.04.2003 04:12]