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EMI Admits DRM Does Not Work
Authored by: MadTom1999 on Saturday, October 06 2012 @ 04:12 AM EDT
I gave up buying digital media on disk when, here in the UK, they stopped
accepting returns in case I might have copied it.
Any other industry tries to sell you absolute shit and their in trouble.
I now estimate this policy has cost the music industry ~£30,000 in possible
sales from me, and the film industry maybe £5,000.
Mind you the musicians havenít lost a 10th of that - I go see some when I can.

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EMI Admits DRM Does Not Work
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, October 07 2012 @ 07:17 PM EDT
> Despite them saying: "Own it now..." they actually mean:
"Rent it now..." but you get to keep the bit of plastic without having
to worry about returning it to a rental store, but not knowing when the rental
period is going to end.

In whatever Federal District the Denver Federal Appeals is in, "Own it
now" can be legally construed to mean that your purchase of the item
included all rights inherent within the production. IOW, Hollywood just sold you
the copyright to the audio, video, and images on the DVD, or whatever format one
purchased.

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They want it both ways
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, October 08 2012 @ 11:18 AM EDT
The contracts with the artists say that by licensing the music the artists get
more of the money, so on the books the recording companies "sell" the
music. If they sell it, the first sale doctrine comes into play so to the
consumer, it's licensed. I think that the line is blurred enough by the
recording companies that we should call it what ever we want. ;)

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