Originally Posted by aaronwt
Didn't they say DVDs? Not BDs?
It was a Copyright Office ruling so I take it that it applies across all media, unfortunately. It's a symbolic victory unless someone decides to take action and press some charges.
Originally Posted by Mfusick
it's stupid the penalty for ripping a movie you bought and paid for is more than if you download and steal a movie online illegally.
Does that make sense?
5 years and $250,000 is the maximum penalty for illegal distribution. The thing is no one is going to know what you're doing within the confines of your own home, so you've probably done something pretty stupid if you got on FBI's radar in the first place. In other words, as long as you're not passing out copes at the local flea market...