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While my sister from Denver was visiting last week, my SDG&E bill came in, I paid it while grumbling, and my sister looked at it. She was rather shocked - the power bill for my 2-bedroom condo would pay her 2-bedroom house's power usage for the entire Denver winter.Originally posted by OperaTenor:
Oh yes, as far as the power companies are concerned, it's fixed quite well.
As I understand it, no. What it really seems to have done is define "fair use" as allowing a personal copy to be made, but prohibiting the simultaneous use of both copies.Originally posted by RichC:
Didn't the DMCA go a looong way towards eliminating the concept of fair use?
So, the CD publisher writes all of the silly laws we get to deal with these days? THEIR version of the law is about as useful as their ability to enforce the law. Now, while I admit they're in an industry with the money to buy off a few legislators, something tells me that Congress and the Supreme Court aren't riding on the publisher's coattails.Originally posted by RichC:
When I contacted the CD publisher and asked about making a backup copy they replied that I'm not allowed to do so. I brought up the concept of fair use and they replied that by putting copy protection on their discs fair use no longer applied to the discs.
Mr. Barfle;Originally posted by barfle:
I have no issue with developers who expect to be paid when someone uses their work. Attempting to defeat a copy-protection scheme is akin to attempting to pick a lock.
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