Monday, January 14, 2008

Yeah, well I like MP4's.

Why? I'm lazy. It's a hell of a lot easier to open a folder and click a name, than it is to get up out of my chair, look for an interesting DVD or whatever, pull it out of the box (sometime's a challenge in itself with all the stupid different boxes) put it in the DVD player, wait for the ads, the warnings, the fancy menu's and then maybe get to watch my movie in peace.

I paid for the damn thing. I usually paid too much for the damn thing.

The MPAA better wise up. I pay for what I get, but I dang well better get what I pay for. If the vendor can't provide what I want, I'll be more than happy to make it what I want!

I'll help anyone else make what they want, too.

My point would be that the companies and the middle men have been paid. You don't get to have any more say about HOW I use it, as long as I'm the only one using it. That most CERTAINLY meets the spirit of any restrictions put on the material.

Walmart, for any faults it may or may not have, has the right idea. If you haven't noticed, for a number of things sold at Walmart now, they already include a PC ready version of the material for your computer. It still has the damn drm, but it's a start.

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