Originally posted by MacCrazy
legally you cannot copy DVDs to your hard drive. That is what I meant, Apple would not get away with it, Jobs does not want a video Pod, he said so for a number of reasons.
1) Too much competition - video stores, movies, rentals, lots of places to get a movie
2) u will watch ur favourite movie only a few time in your life
3) watching a movie on that screen would be absolutely pointless (and painful!)
4) even when the capacity goes up who's going to want to store their entire DVD collection on their computer? People don;t just decide, oh lets watch a clip from Clockwork Orange, they do decide to listen to a Day in the Life by the Beatles spontaneously, for example.
there are other reasons but hey i wont list them
Holy topsy turvy reality Batman!Plenty
of examples of how wrong these points are.
1. competition isn't an issue...
music stores (brick and mortar) don't deter iPod, they offer more sources to fill it
video will follow the same pattern.
Jobs may have been referring to the market for an iTVS, but purely from a market growth standpoint, the more data people fill iPods with, the more demand grows for the (premium) top capacity model, ergo more profit.
2. so all those idiots who buy vhs and dvd copies for their library are fools and not a market?
3. dude, nobody is seriously suggesting most people will watch films on a 2 inch iPod LCD, they're appreciating the fact that you can take your iPod to any TV or projector with rca cables and jack in your portable collection of clips.
4. there are plenty of clips that people like to watch and show rather than the whole movie. I'm not going to sit through Attack of the Clones again, but I might watch fight scenes. Ditto the Matrix trilogy or comedy routines or car chases extracted from otherwise long-ass films. I could watch Monty Python all day, but just a few select moments from Life of Brian or Holy Grail might be enough.
It strikes me you're expressing contrary or outlandish positions purely for trolling sake.
(If you're just trying to paraphrase Steve, I apologize for misconstruing the origin)
Legality arguments can be countered by contrasting IP rights and Apple's warning sticker "Don't Steal Music". Their legal obligation is partially served by such an up front position/reminder, but if the user legally owns an audio or video performance on one digital medium, it is permissible in most jurisdictions to back up that performance for personal use, whether to timeshift or enable alternate playback.
The UK might have different rules, but copying for personal or archival use, provided it is for non-commercial purposes of the owner, is not considered legally actionable here in Canada or in most US jurisdictions, to my knowledge.
And since some of the above might seem cranky and I don't want to give a bad impression, here's some hilarity somebody posted at AN riffing on iPod and Ashlee.http://www.airbagindustries.com/bucket/ipod/