chances of getting caught???

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  1. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    so I ripped a couple of DVDs to my iPod one of my friends said its very risky... What are the chances of getting busted. Someone said the ones from blockbuster have a chip that can send registration messages when they receive Internet to tip them off.. Any of this true?
     
  2. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

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    What are your friends on? They are your DVD's so it is technically legal. People could argue that fact, but it is allowed.

    EDIT: Sorry did not realize that these were DVD's from Blockbuster. There is no chip :p, but it is technically illegal.
     
  3. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    I think he means that he rented DVD's from Blockbuster and then ripped them to his iPod. That might be illegal. I have no idea about "chips" in them or anything though.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I googled that so-called chip your intelligent friends said existed and I can't find any information on that. Honestly I think your chances of getting caught are slim. If you are worried and you know it is wrong then why bother?
     
  5. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a

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    blockbuster has nothing in their dvds. your friend is on drugs. its fine. keep ripping away
     
  6. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Logic would tell you that if you know not to do it, you should not do it


    Do you place your hands on a hot stove because you know your not supposed to?
     
  7. mpw Guest

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    No. Because of the pretty orange glow.
     
  8. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    Well, now that you've posted here, your risk has jumped astronomically.

    /joke
     
  9. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

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    I think at this point, Blockbuster is thrilled that somebody gave them $7.99 to rent two movies! That oughta stave-off bankruptcy for another ten minutes. But if this is the most illegal thing you've done today, you don't have too much to worry about. Now, if you broker a deal with a duplication factory in China to mass-produce your ripped DVD's by the millions and sell them with a big ad in the Sunday New York Times -- that might be a different story.
     
  10. tMac85 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ok so I was just asking the chances. Not that I was freaking out or anything. And it was one movie from BB the others I own.
     
  11. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    I'd send it to me to be safer...
     
  12. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    Ahh were not all ass's!
    So in conclusion, you will not get caught. Don't worry carry on.. :)
     
  13. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Well now that you've posted this online I think teh chances of you getting caught have increased dramatically.

    Another option could've been to rip the DVD's and never go online ever again (providing that the chips exist)
     
  14. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    Wow. Attaway to repeat exactly what I said.

    Don't worry, I won't press plagiarism charges... this time :)
     
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    Sure we are.

    OP; ripping DVDs you own to your iPod is fine. Ripping a rented DVD is illegal.
    Your chances of getting 'busted' are slim to none, though. So it's your call.
     
  16. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    How on earth does one 'receive Internet'?
     
  17. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Nah, "astronomically" and "dramatically" are different enough. :)
     
  18. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm...
    Isn't ripping DVDs legal, but moving them to another device is not? Definitely illegal to rip movies that aren't your property.
     
  19. tMac85 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ok so in conclusion...

    the chip doesnt exist
    B.B. cannot 'receive' internet tip-offs
    yes it is illegal
    you CAN rip your own movies
    not all Demi-gods are ***holes
    and now that i have posted all this my chances of getting caught are increased.
     
  20. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    I got pulled over for speeding a few weeks ago and the cop noticed that one of my friends in the back seat was watching a movie on his iPod. The cop said that movie had not been released on iTunes yet and had everyone get out of the car and lay face down. It was scary as hell. He arrested my friend and we have not heard from him ever since. I think they may have shot him. I don't know about you but I wouldn't mess with the law.
     
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    I should start *reading* threads instead of just skimming them... Sorry!
     
  22. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Seriously, how could you resist?

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    Incorrect. Please give us another chance.

    BTW, ripping rented DVDs is bad karma but will never get you in trouble. Except karmically. Unless you were to do something silly like call the MPAA and narc on yourself, in which case I still doubt they'd know what to do except maybe call Ben Affleck and ask him if he wants to do another nonsense anti-piracy commercial.
     
  23. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Technically, according the DMCA, it is illegal to circumvent the copy protection that allows you to rip a DVD....regardless of whether you own the DVD in question or you are just renting it. So even if you aren't transporting your DVD to another medium, the simple act of breaking the copy protection IS illegal. I don't think there's ever been a court case on this, though. It would also be really difficult to get caught doing this.
     
  24. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    But you could always be the first! :)
     
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