MPAA Bans Putting Legal DVDs on Your iPod

ipod-videoThe immeasurable height and width of the total incompetence and stupidity of the MPAA never ceases to amaze me. This organization has their heads shoved so far up their nether regions that they don’t even know it’s not summer anymore. Taking their fight to the US Copyright office, the MPAA has ensured that the current rules as enforced mean that YOU CAN NOT PUT A DVD YOU OWN ON YOUR IPOD TO WATCH.

Did you get that? A DVD you own, that you bought and paid for… yeah, you’re not allowed to watch it on you iPod Video (or any other portable video enabled device other than your laptop or portable DVD player. THESE ARE IDIOTS!

Good job you morons… well done. So now you’ve got all these millions of people who have video enabled devices… and you’re telling them they’re not allowed to put their legally purchased DVDs on them to watch. Hmmmmmm… gee wiz… I wonder what they’ll do now. Oh right… THEY’LL DOWNLOAD ILLEGAL MOVIES TO WATCH ON THEIR iPODS EVEN MORE!!!

When will these idiots wake up and realize that fighting, instead of working with technology, is only going to ENCOURAGE piracy?!?! Are they so stupid that they don’t get this???

These fools should be BRAGGING and advertising that purchasing a DVD means you can watch it on your iPod. They should be making this a selling feature on their dvds. They should make it easy for companies to develop software that rips the dvds to iPods. But they’re too blind to understand taking advantage of this technology for their gain is a better idea than trying to ban it. IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS.

Dear folks at the MPAA. I will often try to defend you, and even back you up sometimes… but you are nothing but a conclave imbeciles and short sighted dimwits who are actually encouraging piracy instead of fighting it. I have no sympathy for you whatsoever.

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26 thoughts on “MPAA Bans Putting Legal DVDs on Your iPod

  1. If you have ripping software, which exists, how can they stop you from doing this? It goes back to making cassette tapes from vinyl records. They can’t enforce that stuff.

  2. Maybe the MPAA wants to increase piracy so that when it becomes just so much of a problem they can start suing people left and right.

  3. What’s that old joke about trying to get the RIAA and the MPAA in the same room at the same time, to prove they’re not the same person…

    Just dumb, especially when so many mainstream businesses (Apple, Walmart, etc.) are revising their business models to incorporate this new technology into a revenue generator. RIAA made a similar move when CD sales started to decline, and now the MPAA is making the same desperate move when movie ticket sales are falling. Like you say, they should be trying to capitalize on this new technology instead of resisting it… morons.

  4. Desperate times calls for desperate measure and that’ what there doing here. They saw what happened to the RIAA a few years back and they don’t want it to happen to them. It’s like when you study for a really important exam last minute. You know for weeks the exam was coming but you keep putting it off. Well the RIAA and MPAA knew this shit storm was coming for years. I actually have a soft spot for them. =) What they have to understand is they are the one’s that must dictate what technology the customer receive not the electronic manufacturers. Do customers REALLY NEED recordable DVD’s and BLUE RAY disks. They must address this issue soon. Is it possible for them to create there own format for just movies? Is it possible to create a medium that wouldn’t be able to be accessed by a computer, because in my opinion if the industries can keep their product from being run on a computer they will win the battle. Going up against a popular product a Ipod is the wrong move, but like political exec’s ave shown themselves to have no common sense whatsoever.

  5. Gee, Jack Thompson was having a field day over that DUMB PS3 riot (glad I stayed the fuck away; yes, riots were that bad!), this shit happens, what’s next? Is the MPAA gonna go after the Watchmen feature because its rated R? BullSHIT, AVP should’ve been rated fuckin’ R, instead of being based on comics (I liked it, but don’t go kiddie on f’n franchise).

  6. Said it before, and I’ll say it again: Common sense ain’t so common.

    I’d like to see them try and go after someone that downloads a movie onto their I-Pod that they purchased. I bet a couple good lawyers would have a field day with civil rights, especially those violated after PAYING for something legitimately.

    MPAA – Movie Pirating Accepting A**holes… Many Peoples Anuses Are throbing? My Pirating Accepted Association… (not sure any of these are any good, but I tried).

  7. Must have been something I ate. ;-)

    Hey…when you’re right, you’re right. But don’t worry — when you write your piece about how Superman III is better than Citizen Kane, I’ll be there, guns a-blazin’.

  8. Wow! The MPAA truly has some set of balls!

    You’re absolutely right John that the fallout might be an increased desire to illegally download films. How dare they dictate what we can and can not do with a product that we purchased?

    As someone questioned above — just how are they going to police this, and what will the penalty be? Sort of scares me to think that some people will actually follow this rule.

    The MPAA is a buch of old crusty fucks who haven’t a clue about technology. Time to clean house over there, methinks.

  9. That was my question too, ted1108.

    If legal software exists that allows you to download a movie from a DVD onto you computer and legal software exists that allows you to format that file for download onto an ipod, why on earth would they say you cant do it?
    Unless of couese it is just another way for them to charge you for something.

  10. What is the penalty for such a crime? I mean, I don’t know how they are going to enforce it, as Ted asks above, but lets say they do. What will happen if you get caught?

    Pay a fine? Lose the ipod? After a third offense, what happens then?

  11. I bought a program from Circuit City that allows me to upload movies in ipod format. So… are they putting stuff on DVD’s that wont allow this to work anymore?

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