AcidRock23 wrote:If the music industry is so concerned about the security of their product, they should stop selling digital files and go back to LP records or 8 track tapes that can't be copied.
Or if people were so concerned about getting free music why don't they go to artists/labels that provide it for free? The music industries' business model definitely has to change to better give the customers what they want. But to point try and put the blame on the labels for other people's blatant disregard of copyright ownership makes zero sense.
Madison wrote:Records are being preserved all the time. I know a few collectors that have something like these, and they can be bought in all kinds of stores, so they are legal:
No clue if there's something similar for 8-tracks.
Now here's the billion dollar question.... If the RIAA wants to say it's illegal to burn a copy of music someone purchases to their own machine, for their own use, then why aren't products like the ones in the link above made illegal? What obvious thing am I missing?
Items like that in and of themselves have nothing to do with breaking copyright ownership. They have perfectly legitimate uses, it is just the acts of the owners that is illegal. Making those devices illegal would be like MADD arguing to make cars illegal to prevent drunk driving or maybe a better analogy would be making Xerox copiers illegal to prevent people from making copies of their books.