版權也是可以商量的…嗎?:轉烤DVD到iPod

美國會圖書館拒絕了iPod使用者把他們自己擁有的DVD轉檔放到iPod上的請求,但允許電影研究的教授在學術教學的考量下破解DVD的加密保護。

MacWorld News Friday – November 24, 2006

US rejects iPod DVD movie ripping request
Library of Congress rejects petition that would allow US iPod users to copy their DVDs for media player.
The Library of Congress has rejected a petition that would allow US iPod users to copy their movies to iPods and other devices.
iPod users had petitioned for the right to break the encryption technology on DVDs they legally own in order to rip the movies to iTunes and to their iPods.
However, the Library of Congress has loosened the rules protecting DVD encryption to allow professors of movie studies to break copy protection for educational use.
Professors had been asking for – and have now received – the right to break the copy protection on DVDs in order that they could put together compilations of movie clips for their classes.
Under US laws, they were unable to legally do this, and studios had argued that they could use VHS to do the same thing.

這件新聞說明了在版權法規上教育目的跟商業行為的差別,不過國會圖書館會特別考量教學目的沒有什麼好訝異的,但想必各大電影公司絕對不會太滿意在版權一事上讓步,即便只是小小的一步。突然想到那些日劇字幕組會在片頭加上一行「本片僅供教育、學習」這件事,不過他們可不是日劇研究的教授呀。但是我看得很快樂,所以要感恩…

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