Monday, June 13, 2005

Hollywood's Boogeyman

I read this article in the NYTimes. Basically it said that 50% more users had video files of over 150 megs and they had 16 or more, an increase from 8 from last year. So apparently the studios are concerned. My question is, why are they assuming these files are illegal?

I have a lot of video files on my hard drive, but none of them are illegal. We have a digital camcorder and make DVDs. We record shows off of TV (still legal last time I checked). We back up some of the VHS tapes we have. All these create big video files.

I have deep-seated miss trust of the Hollywood studios. I don't doubt they will do their best to overplay the pirating problem to try and justify some new laws to take away fair use customs.

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