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Rip scratched DVDs to disk for possible viewing
Authored by: beauh on Dec 14, '06 10:35:22AM

Too bad this violates the DMCA and is illegal. :'-(

(FU DMCA)



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Rip scratched DVDs to disk for possible viewing
Authored by: chyna4xena on Dec 14, '06 06:48:06PM

It is simply ridiculous, isn't it? We have fair use rights (in Australia they were recently updated and codified) but it remains illegal to circumvent copy-protection even for fair use! What is the point of giving fair use rights, and then allowing companies to prevent you from accessing them?



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Rip scratched DVDs to disk for possible viewing
Authored by: bill_mcgonigle on Dec 18, '06 12:05:19PM

Mass disobedience is probably the only way to deal with this issue. So, rip, don't admonish.

I had this trick save me from buying yet another copy of Kiki's Delivery Service (which was I buying again, a license or a plastic platter?), which had just one bad scratch in it, but enough to crash both the Apple and a Phillips DVD player. MTR did the trick.

The way forward for avoiding this problem is to do this methodically, storing movies on disk, a DVR or a Video iPod, for instance, and using the originals as backups. I plan to get a Video iPod for our minivan because trying to play a standard DVD with its menu schemes Not Allowed blocks is just dangerous if underway.



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