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Editorial: Copy a song, go to jail
Posted by Philipp Esselbach on: 08/07/2003 08:07 PM [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
DesignTechnica has posted a new editorial
Many, if not most of us have done it; tape a television show, make a cassette (there is a reason Im using such an old fashion example) of some songs. Lately, with the advent of digital media this has become a major issue for the movie studios and the recording industry. While our old tapes suffered the degradation of quality inherent with analog transfer, the new digital copy methods and the access to fast internet connections have made this issue very real. It is now possible to make copy after copy of a film or song, each a perfect replica of the original. The moral and legal issues that entwine this topic are vast, opinions run hot on both sides of the debate but as usual it is the person sitting at home that is most affected.