RealNetworks Faces Another Setback in DVD Burning Fight



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I never thought I'd by a fan of Real but I am now.



I wonder if we're going to find that the judge is a boardmember of some intellectual property agency...



After reading this tidbit of news on a competing web site (actually a competitor to Maximum PC's sister magazine Mac|Life), I'm even more disturbed by Judge Patel's ruling, particularly the quotes that appeared on said site.  (Surprised?  Not really, considering this is the same _____ who shoved one of the final knives in the entity known as Napster...)  I'm not going to link you to the site (Don't want the comment removed because it's association with competitors, but doing a Google search will produce the same result), I will sum up what was said:  Although we as consumers do have the right to back up and copy our purchases for the purposes of protecting our investments, No one is allowed to make the tools necessary to back that stuff up.

Thank you, congressmen, for creating the laws that we now know as the Digital Millenium Copyright Act:  The basic F-- You laws that allows the RIAA to waste taxpayers money and time dragging them to court for what they should legally be entitled to do and the MPAA to make it difficult for consumers to have the tools to back up their purchases.

Isn't it about time to start boycotting these companie?   Isn't it about time to demand that the DMCA is illegal and violates the Fair Play arguments won years ago?  Isn't it time that we, as consumers, as artists, musicians, writers, tell these publishing companies that suck the profits and money away from the people creating it, to basically go ____ themselves?

Oh, wait, I should be nice - might get sued.



Go Real!

If i could get out there and fight with you I would 



I agree.  SCREW THE DMCA!!  We want, nay, DEMAND our Fair Use rights.

Sincerely yours, from Fort Lewis, WA

SGT Samuel E. McClard II

Life's a journey, enjoy the ride!!



 you go real, it's our DVDs not their, and Fair Use is on our side!

Coming soon to --Tokusatsu Heroes--
Five teenagers, one alien ghost, a robot, and the fate of the world.



If I want pop culture, I go see a movie (no DRM), listen to the radio (no DRM), or browse youtube (no DRM) to get all the pop culture I need. I don`t want to buy it from them if there`s grenades attached to strings attached to lawyers attached.


For stuff that I buy, I buy software without excessive DRM, WINDOWS without excessive DRM, and download free-n-legal stuff like linux, and newgrounds music.

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