iPod DVD ripping request rejected

The US Library of Congress has rejected a petition that would allow US iPod users to copy their movies to iPods and other devices.”

F*cking sucks.

I don’t have a problem re-buying a computer game for different platforms, because there is usually serious testing and porting going on, but for a movie, it’s a simple conversion that takes about an hour of work. MPAA should not have the right to request from us to re-buy a movie for a different format.

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Michel wrote on November 25th, 2006 at 9:09 AM PST:

I believe that’s how the RIAA calculates their ‘revenue loss’ too. Probably something along the lines of (number_of_iPods * average_drive_capacity / average_song_size) minus iTMS sales.

I’m getting to the point of preferring buying content from fair-use-friendly stores like Magnatune, but unfortunately most of the time there is no alternative. And the situation with videos is even worse, naturally, due to the higher production costs.

Ludovic wrote on November 26th, 2006 at 1:15 AM PST:

Come back to europe we still have those rights.

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Eugenia wrote on November 26th, 2006 at 8:36 AM PST:

Ludovic, you are from France, and France has an exception too for DVD ripping. You are not allowed to rip DVDs either. :P

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