Originally Posted by Art Sonneborn
I hope that this "fair use" doesn't result in us now not being able to use comonent out or get a sudden puckering of the title release pipe. Being my age and remembering no movies in ones home, then movies but them costing 100 USD a piece in late 70's dollars, I just don't get the complaints about paying 20 USD for a copy of a film that would put top shame the vast majority of commercial theaters.
I have no complaints about paying 20 or 30 bucks for a HD-DVD, I think it is good value.
I do have a major complaint about buying a HD-DVD and not being able to watch it on my HTPC because of DRM crap.
If I pay for a movie I expect to be able to watch it on my chosen display at full resolution.
I don't care about not being able to back it up, but I do care about not being able to watch it.
I hate that the pirates get a BETTER viewing experience than me when I buy the movies, like I have to sit through the copyright notices and the unskippable parts of standard because I did the right thing and paid for it, whereas the pirates can just go straight to the movie.
The guy who did the hack only embarked on his mission because he couldn't playback the movie he paid for, the same thing happened with me, I learned how to rip DVDs after region protection and blocking of TV-output on my PC happened after I purchased SHREK and couldn't watch it.
I never would have learned how to rip a DVD if they hadn't blocked me from watching a DVD that I legally paid for.