Re: copying dvd's to hard drive
From: Alan Connor (alanconnor_at_earthlink.net)
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 18:43:51 GMT
On Sun, 14 Sep 2003 21:27:08 +0300, Timo Voipio <email@example.com> wrote:
> Alan Connor wrote:
>> Is that fair use? To make something that would otherwise wear out never
>> wear out?
> As you yourself said in <z7M8b.2226$BS5.firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> "When you buy a CD/DVD, you are paying mostly for the DATA, not the physical
> You do not copy the CD/DVD, you copy the DATA."
> Data does not wear out. However, the medium on which the data is recorded
> may get damaged or worn. By your statement, the important thing is the data.
> Therefore, am I not free to move the data to one medium to other, as long as
> I don't let others use the same data?
You never let anyone else view or listen to them? I doubt it.
No. An incredible amount of work goes into making the existence of that
unique data possible.
That's what trade is: work for work
You pay a doctor so much because it takes years to acquire the skills
necessary to do that work, and a great deal of equipment, energy, structures
and so forth.
Otherwise the fees would be considered ridiculous and no one would pay them.
Do you have ANY idea what is involved in making a movie or a collection of
And how long the major players (not all visible) involved have struggled and
worked to get to the place where they can even DO this? (yes, I know there are
exceptions, but these are relatively rare).
Don't forget the equipment needed, the payrolls involved, the insurance, and
I have a good friend that is a graphic artist. She spends up to 3 months
perfecting a collection of prints.
You are saying that you have a right to copy those prints and I say you
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