Tuesday, September 30, 2003

In light of all the public agonizing we're seeing about copyright violations being made easier by current technology, I'm puzzled by this story about a guy in Maryland who's projecting DVDs on an outdoor screen, drive-in style, and charging admission. There's no mention in the story of the practice being illegal, although the last time I looked, DVDs still mostly include a stern "FBI Warning" saying that the program is for private home exhibition only. Shouldn't this guy be living in fear of gruff jack-booted MPAA thugs—or should I say blameless, holy guardians of copyright? And if the RIAA is targeting miscreant pre-teens, why does this operation enjoy apparent impunity?


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