Digitise, download, copy, go to jail

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  1. macrumors bot

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    Seasought

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    :eek:

    Why bother? It's impossible to enforce.
     
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    Has it ever been tested?
     
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    If the tracks are somehow corrupted to prevent copying, then they're not CDs.

    If they have some sort of auto-installing CD-ROM driver (which I believe to be the case), then just disable Windows' AutoPlay "feature".
     
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    Not against any individual in New Zealand. We have the same law as they have in Australia regarding 'digital format shifting'. The original law was brought in back in the early 70's I think to stop people copying their records over to cassettes and unforunately it still exists although nobody actually takes any notice of it.
     
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    If that law was passed in the US it might become the #1 broken law in the country.
     
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    If it were truly seen as illegal in New Zealand, then no computer would include software that allows for ripping a CD, and no mp3 players would be sold.

    Nobody is gonna get sued over copying a CD and converting to an mp3 file if it's for personal use, and that's the way it should be.
     
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    It is a pointless law that is impossible to police :rolleyes:
     
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    And considering how many elected officials have been bought by RIAA members, they'd probably manage to subpoena Apple's customer list and sue every one of them.
     

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