21 February 2006

an orgy of posts!

so... Rev sent me this link, i figured i'd share it with you"

RIAA Says Ripping CDs to Your iPod is NOT Fair Use
February 15, 2006

It is no secret that the entertainment oligopolists are not happy about space-shifting and format-shifting. But surely ripping your own CDs to your own iPod passes muster, right? In fact, didn't they admit as much in front of the Supreme Court during the MGM v. Grokster argument last year?

Apparently not.

As part of the on-going DMCA rule-making proceedings, the RIAA and other copyright industry associations submitted a filing that included this gem as part of their argument that space-shifting and format-shifting do not count as noninfringing uses, even when you are talking about making copies of your own CDs:
"Nor does the fact that permission to make a copy in particular circumstances is often or even routinely granted, necessarily establish that the copying is a fair use when the copyright owner withholds that authorization. In this regard, the statement attributed to counsel for copyright owners in the MGM v. Grokster case is simply a statement about authorization, not about fair use."

For those who may not remember, here's what Don Verrilli said to the Supreme Court last year:
"The record companies, my clients, have said, for some time now, and it's been on their website for some time now, that it's perfectly lawful to take a CD that you've purchased, upload it onto your computer, put it onto your iPod."

If I understand what the RIAA is saying, "perfectly lawful" means "lawful until we change our mind." So your ability to continue to make copies of your own CDs on your own iPod is entirely a matter of their sufferance. What about all the indie label CDs? Do you have to ask each of them for permission before ripping your CDs? And what about all the major label artists who control their own copyrights? Do we all need to ask them, as well?

P.S.: The same filing also had this to say: "Similarly, creating a back-up copy of a music CD is not a non-infringing use...."


huh... well, now i know. and now i vow to buy nothing from the recording industry and vow only to use illegal p2p files for my music. of course, this changes nothing for me as that has always been my vow. i mean, i don't want to pay for the crap they're selling. for free, i'll listen to it, but to actually use my ill gotten monies for that pap... fuck that. anyhow, now i give you videos to watch. enjoy. today was full of good ones.

ok, this isn't a video, but i have no clue what the fuck the purpose or funtction of these are.

hahahaha. when dancing can save your life.

what happens when you teach your dad beer pong.

teehee... the elephant dropped a bomb on him.

ok, why was this asshole turning so slow, and in front of someone. (motorcycle head on crash)

d'oh! wasps v. scrotum apparently opie and anthony (xm radio dj's) did some contest where people would do bad things to their man bags. this guy won.

13 comments:

Scooter said...

A pantalaine is a desperate attempt to make money off of a manufacturing error.

So, the function and purpose of a pantaliane is to remove from a fool his money.

Rev said...

Wow. The people look like they REALLY don't want to be in that ad.

Steph said...

Has anyone actually BOUGHT a cd lately? Feck the record execs. I get my music freeeeeee! *runs and hides from the pirate police*

Rolligun said...

Yeah, I'm willing to take my chances on this one, I'll be fucking damned if this is gonna be the rule I choose follow.

Kristin said...

This makes me want to go and buy music from Russian websites.

Drunken Chud said...

apparently scoot, it's "plural clothing" i guess. some niche fetish market?

steph, no, nobody buys cd's anymore. they're too expensive and no one wants to pay $20 for one track and get 17 shit tracks with it.

damn the man rolli, don't let the man get you down!

russian websites? music? buy? the hell you say...

meghansdiscontent said...

People pay any attention to this bullcrap????

Good lord.

(Steph, chica, I buy CD's. Cause I love them . . . but uhhh, ahem, ahem, I haven't bought a DVD in years. Yet, I seem to have all the newest releases. Magic.)

Rolligun said...

..."FUCK YoU I won't do what you tell me!"

...What was that Chud?, yeah good point, I was just listenting to Rage and they happen to argee with you.

Scooter said...

Plural clothing. Why?

Dude! Kieferfest this coming monday! 24 then The Lost Boys, capped by FlatLiners!

Rev's place, of course.

Drunken Chud said...

heh, yeah megs i'm with ya on that one. i just set my computer up for high seas (see dvd) piracy. yaaar, avast ye scurvy dogs.

rolli... i don't know that RATM has ever agreed with anything i've said. but then again, maybe they're coming around.

scooter... shove off matey, lest i fire a shot acrost yer missenmast. yaaaar.

Laurie (aka buggy) said...

Chuddy you really need to post more often.

Kristin said...

I agree. Post more often! Bring on the Chud.

Kristin said...

Where are you?