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    Teachers ask to use DVDs in class - MPAA says videotape the screen!

    In the USA the educational community is asking for an exemption to rip DVDs to take clips for classroom use.

    The MPAA responded with a video showing how to record movies from a flat screen monitor, arguing that educators and students should do this instead of ripping DVDs.

    In the words of media literacy researcher Martine Courant Rife, that's like typing up a quote from a book, taking it outside, chiseling the words in a rock, photographing the rock, scanning the photo, and running OCR on it. And for what?


    MPAA suggests teachers videotape TVs instead of ripping DVDs. Seriously.

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    Seems daft to me.......

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    errr- and its different from recording a film in a cinema how...?

    they're seriously suggesting this?

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    Not only are they suggesting it they have made a helpful video on the best way to do it!

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    Someone ought to do it to THEIR video and send it to them. Maybe they'd realise what a crass idea it truly is!

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    SHOCK HORROR, Americans doing somthing daft.

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    lol @ americans doing something daft again - might as well just rip it from the dvd and be done with it because recording it and doing all that other stuff is normally illegal so not much difference. As long as your not selling it illegally or anything like that then you should be fine

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    If i worked in an American School and the kids might benefit from the latest Harry Potter film, could I go along and record the screen, i'll just tell the cinema "it's ok, i'm in eductation". I like that, it's brightened up my day

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    Rip DVD, apply video style crackle filter for that old school "Mmmm VHS look"... Done :P

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    aXXo will be out of the job at this rate.

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    Im sure the logic is that the change of media (assuming its to some older tape camcorder) reduces the quality of the video to a lossy format thus classifing it as recorded (like off the TV).

    Seems like a loophole being exploited by themselves lol.



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