Top

Copyright collective: free format and time-shifting never OK

ARS: If your mother was like my mother, she probably spent your childhood telling you things like, "If all the other kids jumped off a cliff, would you follow?" In other words, just because something becomes popular doesn't make it a good idea. Apparently, Canada's Access Copyright collective is staffed by Canuck versions of my mother, because the arguments are the same: format shifting and time shifting might be popular with (the kids) everyone who owns an iPod or a DVR, but that doesn't mean they should be legal. Not without payment, anyway.

Read Full Story >>
arstechnica.com
The story is too old to be commented.