Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 30 May 2002
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From: Mike Dean For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Sony Yeah, well its obvious who's side Mr Glading is on, and its not the consumer. Sony.com are using the well known 10 year old "Fair Use" rights they have in the US of A that guarantees under the law the right to "Space Shift" music in this way. (They also want to cripple your computer hardware and butcher CDs too, so they CAN'T be copied - but that's another story). There are discussions being held here now by the relevant Ministries about whether we should introduce the same laws here. 'Bout time! Anyway, the record companies think we're all pirates and Mr Glading would be hard put to even admit the US Fair Use statutes exist, let alone acknowledge the chance we could get the same laws here too! After all, if you're silly enough to want to listen to music you already paid for in the car, you'll have to pay for it again won't you! From: anonymous For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Sony MD Advertising Not only do they have a web site promoting downloading CD's to Minidisk players, last night I saw a 20 second TV advertisment for the same thing (TV 2 at about 8ish from memory). Kind of strange Sony spending up big on prime time TV advertising to promote the very illegal activity that at the same time they are also trying to stop.... Maybe they have a cunning grand plan to make money by selling you the gear to do copying, and then make more money turning around and suing you for doing it....... From: Camryn Brown For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Home Entertainment Centre I'd be happy to come by and help you assess the quality of entertainment provided by your new centre at any time... but especially during any major sporting events. From: Paul Warner For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Sony If memory serves me correctly . Didn't Sony buy out Columbia Records when they bought out the Minidisk because no one would allow them to copy their content to the new product?? I guess soon if Sony has it's way marker pens will be band in NZ. From: Anon For : The Editor (not for publication) Subj: Sony Exactly how does Sony expect to stop someone plugging their Stereo into Line-In in the back of a PC and recording the 'Protected' CD straight into Music Match/Media Player as an MP3 file. Heck you can even use something like Audacity to break the whole album up into its individual tracks. Will they just pressure sound card makers into not installing a Line-In on their products? From: Donald Mackie For : Right Of Reply (for publication) Subj: Copy copy copy Twenty years ago, hard to believe, Bow Wow Wow released "C30, C60, C90." On the RCA record label. I assume the recording company was happy with the lyrics which encouraged copying of the music on an older format. From: Patrick Cain For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: TiVo Talking of TiVo, there's been a bit of a fuss in the UK over the past couple of days - apparently the TiVo listings providers can force your TiVo to record programmes without your permission. TiVo and the BBC did this with a new programme 'Dossa and Joe' (written by the woman who wrote the series 'The Royale Family'). Unfortunately it's full of swear words and lots of children ended up seeing it resulting in irate parents and people irate that it was recorded without their permission. See: http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4424199,00.html From: Rolly White For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Count me in If you can produce a box that works like a Tivo and includes a CD/DVD player and burner then I'd buy one in a flash. With cheap VHS tapes costing $3 a pop, being able to record to hard disk and then on to CDR would save me a fortune. If you include all the functions that were mentioned in your article then such a box would replace about $2,500 worth of consumer electronics but would have some unmatchable features. I want one now!Hit Reload For Latest Comments
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