Eidorian said:Well that's nice for removing region encoding and making a backup.
It doesn't covert it to an iTunes ready format though.
Apple violate the DMCA and try to take away from its iTunes sales? Huh?jdechko said:On the same subject, what's the likelihood that Apple will release iTunes 8 complete with a DVD ripper?
I thought about the implications that it would have as far as increasing piracy (possibly, seeing as how movie piracy is already pretty "big"). I thought that this could be combated by adding FairPlay to the encoded media. The ripped copy would be tied to the iTS account and playable on only authorized machines.
@ those people
Yes, it would restrict one's abilities, but since you already own the media, you would still be free to rip it into whatever other format you like, just not in iTunes.
I'm not sure it would work though, as iTunes would have to remove the CSS and Macrovision filters which might violate the DMCA (circumventing copyright protection) and get Apple in a slew of legal trouble.
Sorry, I'll try to clear it up a little bit.Eidorian said:Apple violate the DMCA and try to take away from its iTunes sales? Huh?
Shh...jdechko said:The DMCA part was more of a question. If Apple included a DVD ripper in iTunes, could it bring about a lawsuit for the violation of the DMCA? If so, then what about all of the current DVD rippers? Are they in violation of the DMCA as well?