Last edited by Tricon7; 05-24-2012 at 07:26 PM.
DVDFab works and will output the file in the format of your choice. It zaps copy protection too.
@Pianoman. Circumventing copy protection is not piracy in and of itself. Transferring movies and music to another format for your own use is not considered piracy in any jurisdiction that I'm familiar with. The recording industry makes a big thing of intellectual property, so as far as I'm concerned, when I buy the movie or piece of music, whatever it might be, I'm buying the right to use it in the manner that is most convenient to me. In Canada, blank disks have a levy attached when you buy them, which is paid directly to the recording industry, so by accepting this payment, they are effectively giving consent for digital transfers to occur.
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I'm talking only about copying for ones own use media which one has purchased. For me, that is the complete picture. Almost any other use is piracy, or theft or whatever term you want to use.
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How is putting a movie I own on media and putting it on my home network piracy? How is letting my wife watch it piracy? She can watch the DVD or blu-ray. Giving it to someone else IS piracy. Putting it on the internet is piracy too. Using it inside my own home is not piracy. Letting 10 copies go outside my home would be piracy.
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I've been in the software business and I am not aware of any 'one' software agreement. There are a bunch of inconsistent and hardly enforceable agreements. Likewise you should remember that there is no one law regarding music or video copyright across countries. The legal wording while interesting is not relevant as it has never been tested against anyone streaming 10 videos to different devices they own at the same time.Originally Posted by pianoman
I think most of us know what piracy is. You'd be surprised at some of the interpretations some lawyers and lawmakers have. It's not a matter of creating one's own gray areas but rather judging the gray area between one persons interpretation and another's. You don't really believe that laws were created by god and are eternal and unchanging, do you?
@pianoman. You have the same posting rights as all other members. If you would like to start a thread to discuss what constitutes piracy, and set out your rules of engagement, I'm sure there are many of us who would find it worthwhile to join in.
I will respectfully turn down your offer to do it via PM as I would like any education to be available to the whole forum, as well as having the opportunity to read different points of view on the subject.