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07 May 2009 @ 05:30 pm
Fair Use By Way Of Rube Goldberg  
From boingboing:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Fred von Lohmann sez, "Hearings for the DMCA triennial rulemaking are going on this week in DC, where the educational community is asking for an exemption to rip DVDs to take clips for classroom use. The MPAA responded with a video showing how to camcord (!) movies from a flat screen monitor, arguing that educators and students should do this instead of ripping DVDs....

 
 
 
madfilkentist: FledermausFreundlichmadfilkentist on May 7th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
I doubt that one is any less a copyright violation than the other, which makes the suggestion that much sillier.
D'Glenn: TransSisterdglenn on May 8th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
It circumvents the anti-circumvention features of DMCA (right?) without the MPAA having to grant permission or unlock something.

It's still utterly stupid (and exactly as much a copyright violation or as much fair use, depending on which it was to begin with, as ripping the DVD) but I think I can sortakinda see the origin of the stupid, fuzzily.
Cat Sitting Stillcatsittingstill on May 7th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
Oh good grief.
Nannimuejohn on May 8th, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC)
Seriously. WTF.