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Posted: 03 Aug 11, 12:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At the moment, in the UK if you copy a cd you legally have bought, you cant copy or make a back-up version. Vince Cable plans to change all that.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/archaic-copyright-law-shelved-013411645.html

WIll this mean the end of the security encryption you get on DVD's as well?


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Posted: 03 Aug 11, 13:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brilliant news.  Hope this sets the standard.


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Posted: 03 Aug 11, 14:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I never thought this would happen.


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Posted: 03 Aug 11, 14:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ironically i was watching the Canadian version of Dragons Den today and some poor sap was trying to get them to part with their money on a device that would make copying cd's impossible..i was sooooooo hoping that they would say yes to his madcap idea..

anyway,we've all been doing this since God was a boy,even as far back as recording the charts on a sunday onto a cassette,they could never enforce it as an illegal action


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Posted: 03 Aug 11, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

law???? lol, jk, screw that i cant keep up with it! :P

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Posted: 03 Aug 11, 16:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

phew!!!! breathes huge sigh of relief...hehe...but there'll be some clause in there somewhere making it only legal in the Uk or some such bollox.....so once you take your own mp3 player with your own cd-copied mp3s on it (saY) to America you get thrown in guantanemo or similar...for "special games involving water"


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Posted: 03 Aug 11, 16:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Isn't waterboarding a combination of Scrabble and a sponge?  Or some other kind of board?  I'm getting confused here..


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Posted: 03 Aug 11, 16:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Joxer. I saw that same show. That guys idea would never have worked on 2 levels - the cost of manufacturing the disc (6 dollars Canadian as opposed to 29 cents) would mean a price increase at the retail end, which would result in less sales. And secondly, hackers would find a way round that chip in no time at all, the result would then mean the technology would be useless


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Posted: 03 Aug 11, 17:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was a stupid rule anyway, so good to see some commonsense in action.


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Posted: 04 Aug 11, 13:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They are ousting a law that was completely unenforceable anyway.