MPAA to teachers: don’t rip DVDs, just record your television with a camcorder – Boing Boing

MPAA to teachers: don’t rip DVDs, just record your television with a camcorder – Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Fred von Lohmann sez, “Hearings for the DMCA triennial rulemaking are going on this week in DC, where the educational community is asking for an exemption to rip DVDs to take clips for classroom use. The MPAA responded with a video showing how to camcord (!) movies from a flat screen monitor, arguing that educators and students should do this instead of ripping DVDs.

This is one of the most asinine things I have ever heard of! And they even made and released a video showing how to do it. Words fail me other than STUPID, STUPID, STUPID!

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One Response to “MPAA to teachers: don’t rip DVDs, just record your television with a camcorder – Boing Boing”

  1. Steve Goodwin Says:

    Teachers, as a general rule, don’t rip movies.
    They ask the tech guy to do it.

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