Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Apr 2010 18:48 UTC
Legal Another article on intellectual property enforcement? Yes, since I consider this to be the most important struggle technology has to face over the coming decade. We already know that content providers don't care one bit about hard-fought concepts like freedom and privacy, but the joint proposals by the RIAA and MPAA to the US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator really blew my brains out: monitoring software installed on people's computers, border inspections - it's all there, and then some.
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RE: Hold on...
by japh on Fri 16th Apr 2010 08:37 UTC in reply to "Hold on..."
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Does that mean I have to carry my collection of audio books and cds around with my computer just so I can prove I didn't pirate them? There's no way to tell, from a bunch of ripped music files, whether I ripped them or someone else did...


Here's Sony BMGs take on it:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2007/10/sony-bmgs-chief-ant...

Yep, doesn't really matter if you own it or not, putting it on your MP3 player should be considered theft if they get their wish.

quote from article:
"Making "a copy" of a purchased song is just "a nice way of saying 'steals just one copy'

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