Originally Posted by mastermaybe
So then we pretty much reason that your music is free to be uploaded onto "space" you've purchased but movies cannot because the "the music industry has given up the fight" but the film industry hasn't?
Originally Posted by Wendell R. Breland
With most CD’s there is just copyright concerns. With DVD there is CSS and Blu-ray has AACS. IIRC, both CSS and AACS is protected by DMCA. So for the present you can subscribe to a service (Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix, etc.) or use PPV/VOD services (Vudu, Amazon, Blockbuster, CinemaNow, etc.) if you want your video via RJ45 (IPTV). The new kid on the block is UV.
Just to spell this out a little more clearly...
CDs are not encrypted, because the format specs were established in the '70s and '80s. However, DVDs and Blu-rays are encrypted (with CSS and AACS). Although both DVD and Blu-ray encryptions have been cracked, legally it is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to circumvent the encryption.
While it's unlikely that any studio would attempt to prosecute you for ripping a DVD or Blu-ray for personal use, a service like iTunes cannot legally support the uploading of files that were created in an explicit violation of the DMCA.
Because CDs are not encrypted, there is no violation of the DMCA when you rip a CD (so long as it's for personal use, and you don't try to sell it). That's why it's OK for iTunes to allow you to upload those music files ripped from a CD, but not movie files ripped from a DVD or Blu-ray.