Come on man are you serious? The problem is there is free off the internet and there is cost from the store. They could sell cd's for 2 bucks and people would still rather rip them for free off the net. Have you noticed that as of late the cost of CD's and DVD's has actually gone UP!!! Why do you think that is? I am willing to bet it is due to most of the ripping. It is steeling no matter how you cut it. Petty theft of a artists property. People work hard to get recognition, finally make it, then they get hosed because people download their stuff instead of buying it. Hell even as they are a price of a CD is only about 14 bucks. So about the cost of 7 gallons of gas. Is that really over priced? What about the millions of dollars that are spent to make a movie then we are all just going to ripo them for free? Don't they deserve to make some money? Then there is the issue of due to all the steeling of music those of us that want to buy it have to pay more. You know just like the people making false insurance claims driving up insurance for our cars, health and everything else.Originally Posted by mcollinstn
I have a DVD hard drive storage unit that will rip DVD's and it is the ONLY legal unit available. Any other way is NOT LEGAL no matter what they tell you. This unit is http://www.kaleidescape.com It comes at a price of course. It costs 28,000 bucks for a base system. Part of what you are paying for is the license agreement and the ability to copy YOUR OWN CD's. Part of that agreement is that you DO NOT alter the cd at all You have to record all trailers and every chapter of the DVD. DVD's fall under a different catagoy then CD's do. CD's are not copy protected like DVD's are. The breaking of the DVD code means you have broken the law. There is a new law on the books in fact that will make illegal to fast forward through the trailers of a DVD. I think that is totally bogus but I bet it is going to be hear before you know it.