Tuesday, August 31, 2004

The Engadget Interview: Jack Valenti (Engadget) One of the questions: "What would you say to a mom who wants to make a backup of her kids’ DVD movies? When you go to your department store and you buy 10 Cognac glasses and two weeks later you break two of them, the store doesn’t give you two backup copies. Where did this backup copy thing come from? A digital thing lasts forever."

well this guy is misleading us, or he doesn't realise that a dvd is a whole lot different than a cognac glass?

or does a Cognac glass have intellectual property?

I can buy 10 glasses, but who buys 10 dvds of Spiderman2?

I can do whatever I want with the cognac glass, but MPAA doesn't want me to do what I want with the dvd (copy it for example).

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