Should we be able to copy cds?
The current edition of a UK,fortnightly,computer magazine has a piece about digital rights management systems.
The magazine quotes a survey done by business analyst GartnerG2 that found:
a)77 percent of respondents thought they should be able to copy CDs for personal use;
b)66 percent believed that they should have the right to copy discs to give to other family members;
c)82 per cent said that they should be able to copy CDs for backup
The author of the magazine article then concludes, "The figures show that music buyers could react angrily to attempts to stop them
making copies of music they have already paid for."
I do not know the question asked in a) but it probably means a copy of a
CD from another persons collection - if they already owned it then answer c) would cover that,me thinks.
I have copied CDs from my own collection mainly to be used by my 2 boys,3 and 5 years old,who are into country and western music;
I don't want my originals ruined so I would endorse b) and c).
These questions brought to mind that digital copying is possibly the modern equivalent of the feeding of the five thousand;
sounds/images are broken down into ones and zeroes and then perfect
replicates are created from the digital stream.
What say you gentle reader, are you a flogger;
a belt and braces type;
or do you never ever drive faster than the speed limit - not even 1 mph more?
n.b. use 'flogger' as in both its meanings,if you get my drift.