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Hollywood rages on DVD ripping for iPods

November 23rd, 2006 · No Comments

Hollywood studios have filed a lawsuit against Load N Go Video, which sells a software package which simplifies the ripping of DVDs to portable players like the Video .
The studios maintain that the company encourages unlawful circumvention of DVDs Content Scramble System. However the move has enraged the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which fights for users rights when it comes to ‘fair use’ viewing. “Before the Digital Millennium Copyright Act,  motion picture studios would have had to go to court and prove that ‘space-shifting’ is not a fair use,” says the group’s attorney Fred von Lohmann. “Now they simply argue that ‘circumvention’ of CSS on on DVDs is forbidden, fair use or not.”

Tags: Hi-fi · Home cinema · Trade

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