Only a matter of time before she ends up shoehorned into Once Upon A Time.
how the fuck do you go thousands of years without checking that a brick falls faster than a grape?
When was the last time you had a brick in one hand and a grape in the other?
It sometimes goes for years. Sometimes it goes the other way. One day in 2012, I looked up a tiny unincorporated community (< 100 residents) in west central Illinois and found that it had been vandalized 2 days prior. I reverted the edits and cleaned it up.
You'd think that's the sort of edit that would go unnoticed for years. Although it was pretty extensive:
But your claim that they're the owner of the CD isn't necessarily true. You could borrow a CD from the library, or a friend. How's the device to know if you actually own it?
And companies sell photocopiers, too. Those can be used for copying books - even if you don't own them.
If you don't have physical possession of the CD, you no longer have rights to the ripped copies.
If the CD is scratched or melted, you still have physical possession - you just no longer have a backup. If you lost the digital file, it would be technically illegal to go download the same track online. But I certainly wouldn't let that stop me.
And who wouldn't want a very compact, lossless digital backup? No need to keep the jewel cases, but a binder is nice. Cars have CD players so you can listen to a CD on the way home after buying it (before putting it in your computer).
but doesn't having 10GB of ripped Justin Beiber songs raise the resale value of a car...
No, I think that would take this from being legal to being a crime.
Precedent is precedent.
iTunes? It's been around for years.
1. The Fuck Comcast vote should have been enough to pass this in the first place.
Their entire voter marketing plan should have been "When you have problems with your Internet, you won't have to call Comcast."
And keep his money for the ticket, I presume? Or would they really offer him a refund for services not rendered?
Jammie Thomas was downloading copies of CD's she legally purchased?
I acquire mine via Bittorrent.
And since I accidentally posted as anonymous, I now have to type a random disclaimer below to get Slashdot to let me post it.
Look at your own link:
UMG argued, in part, that the copying was not covered by fair use because entire CDs were copied (instead of excerpts) and that the use was a commercial one (even though no fee was charged, it was supported by ad revenue).
This use would not be commercial. It's the difference between a Slingbox and Aereo. Aereo is a commercial provider. Slingbox is DIY.
And on top of that, I can't easily prove that I bought a ROM dumper on eBay/Craigslist (or borrowed one) and re-sold it once my collection was ripped. So I would hope the burden of proof that I didn't would be on them anyway.
Furthermore, piracy is not a legal or case law term - it's more of an ethical term. And ethically, it is not wrong.
Considering he had real Gameboy already and probably real cartridges, I refuse to believe that downloading ROM dumps digitally identical to the same cartridges are piracy - regardless of what Nintendo's lawyers believe.
Yep - it's called spec work: