[mythtv-users] The Boxee Box

Brian J. Murrell brian at interlinx.bc.ca
Thu Dec 10 21:25:39 UTC 2009


On Thu, 2009-12-10 at 15:16 -0600, Mitch Gore wrote:
> 
>         A perfect real world example of this point:
>         
>         http://xkcd.com/488/
>         
>         Jeff Walther 
>         
>         
>         
> 
> Or just buy the disc and rip it for a backup.  Then there will be no
> DRM and your not a criminal.

In the spirit of the comic, ripping it makes you a criminal in that you
had to violate the DMCA in order to (break the DRM to) rip it.

That was kinda the whole point of the comic in fact: that either way, if
you want something that outlasts your ability to play nicely with the
DRM you have to be a criminal either in breaking the DRM or simply
pirating a non-DRM encumbered copy.

b.

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