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Offline paul  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:21:29 AM(UTC)
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In what qualifies as one of those, 'Are you freaking serious?' moments, the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies (AARC) is suing auto makers Ford and GM for selling cars with technology to rip music from CDs. The feature that has the AARC in a tizzy is called Jukebox, which records songs from CDs to the infotainment system's hard drive, a feature that's been available on Ford vehicles since at least 2011.

AARC is a non-profit organization representing more than 300,000 music artists. Like the RIAA, these types of copyright organizations have largely turned a blind eye to ripping music for personal use, so long as the tracks aren't being shared, traded, sold, and so forth. However, AARC found a technicality that it feels justifies going after Ford and GM.

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As ComputerWorld explains, the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992 makes it illegal to distribute digital audio recording devices whose primary purpose is to rip copyrighted material. Part of the reason consumers aren't targeted for ripping music at home on their computers is because the PC was never marketed as a musical recording device.

Turning the attention to Ford and GM, AARC's lawsuit claims that they "designed these devices for the express purpose of copying CDs and other digital recordings to a hard drive on the devices, and they market these devices emphasizing that copying function."

It's an idiotic loophole, but to the letter of the law, AARC may have a case. To avoid lawsuits like this, AARC states in its filing that "multi-billion dollar companies" are exempt if they bake in certain copy control technology and fork over a "modest royalty per device."
Offline ThomasTaege  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:28:48 AM(UTC)
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Are they suing Microsoft and apple for the same thing? So dumb.

Offline RyanSookram  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:09:53 PM(UTC)
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damn , so disc drive manufacturers should be scared lol

Offline nfs3freak  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:28:49 PM(UTC)
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Do they actually think people have that many CDs anymore? I have a ton but I will never load them up now because by now, I have so many mp3s/music files I'd see no purpose in using this feature. I'm sure there are people who'll use this once...then what? It's not like they'll distribute the music once it is in their car. 

 

This is absurd but with a lot of legal cases, when it comes down to the wording, it's true. AARC may have a case...

Offline lipe123  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:51:14 PM(UTC)
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Waiiiiiiit a minute so these vehicles are marketed as CD ripping devices not to drive around with?!

Are they sold without wheels?!

Seriously can someone sue these folks for carbon pollution with their breath and have them executed asap before global idiocy kills us all?

Offline ChrisLittle  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, July 30, 2014 4:52:36 PM(UTC)
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This is why people don't buy cds anymore...

Offline inspector  
#7 Posted : Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:12:42 AM(UTC)
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They gonna do anything to get money out of others :/. Music industry just isn't making enough money...

Offline CliffVincent  
#8 Posted : Friday, August 1, 2014 11:35:25 AM(UTC)
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lol they are suing for outdated technology? maybe they should just shut their business down and go edicate all their time building a tardis so they can go back to a time when they can screw people over worldwide again

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