Re: Backup up your CDs is now illegal
here is my take on the matter...
I buy CD's, not just a few, I've literally got thousands of pounds invested in CD's, I've got hundreds of the buggers...
Since about two years ago, every CD I've bought has only been take out of it's case once.
I buy the CD, I take it home, and rip it to my PC whilst reading the inlay (if there is one).
I then take the CD out of the cd drive, put it back in it's case and put it on the shelf... it never gets touched again.
in fact until this christmas I didn't even have a home stero system,
I had a radio and that was it.
IMO, if the RIAA want to protect their copyright then they should use a different format,
I have a Nokia Ngage phone, one of the games for that phone I have is a demo, it's on an SD card, yet it can't be coppied effectivly, and the card can't be erased and re-used.
in all fairness is the people (whoever made the game I forget), can take an existing (and cheap!) technology such as SD cards, AND make them pretty copy proof at a cheap enough price that they can then give them away as demos then I see no reason why this massive industry lobbying power can't do the same,
Cassettes are dead, minidisk is dead, viynl is dead (all except for new music to be played on new decks!). there is no reasons that CD's can't go the way of the do-do either...
I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian…
Im sick of people saying 'dont waste paper'. If trees wanted to live, they'd all carry guns.
"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; The inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."