[opendtv] Re: MPAA wants to stop DVRs from recording some movies

Amen.

John Willkie

-----Original Message-----
>From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Jun 28, 2008 4:26 AM
>To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [opendtv] Re: MPAA wants to stop DVRs from recording some movies
>
>At 12:03 PM -0400 6/27/08, Cliff Benham wrote:
>>David Broberg wrote:
>>
>>>Wow, this discussion has gone off the deep end.
>>Dear Mr. Broburg:
>>
>>There is a vast difference between putting on evening clothes, going 
>>out to dinner and then to the theater to enjoy the performance
>>of a play, a film or an opera for which I have purchased tickets, 
>>voluntarily entering into an 'agreement' to observe the 'willing 
>>suspension of disbelief' and enjoying the performance... 
>>AND---
>>Sitting at home in shorts and a t-shirt enjoying the recording of a 
>>play or an opera or a film I have purchased for my own enjoyment at 
>>my convenience, pausing the show for bathroom, food and drink 
>>breaks, repeating scenes and watching it more than once if I see fit 
>>to do so.
>>
>>The former theatrical experience is completely at the behest of the 
>>producers and I must willingly abide by the conventions applicable 
>>to such performances.
>>
>>However,
>>
>>The later is a completely different experience, is completely at MY 
>>behest and convenience since I have paid for the ability to watch or 
>>not, when and if I see fit, as many times as I wish, without further 
>>interference from the seller of the program or recording.
>>
>>Laying down rules in an attempt to tell me when and how I can watch 
>>something in my own home is an invasion of privacy which I will not 
>>abide.
>>
>>Cliff Benham
>
>Sorry Cliff, but David is correct. The studios have the right to 
>establish the rules for use of their products when you enter an 
>explicit contract.
>
>As with any service, you have the right to simply say NO.
>
>This is how consumers "manage" the marketplace. Companies that make 
>it difficult to consume their products may suffer at the hands of the 
>marketplace, as Sony Music did when they tried to put copy protection 
>on new audio CD releases.
>
>Regards
>Craig
>
>
>
> 
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