Is this pirating? ANd I am not talking about the kind with a patch.

@taface412 (3176)
United States
December 11, 2008 6:40pm CST
I think we all know how serious people in the entertainment world are takig the pirating of movies, music, etc. But I have always wondered...if you burn copies for your own household to use and not with the intent to sell (or bootleg) are you just as guilty of pirating? Like for example you can either borrow or check out movies at no cost which is not beneficial to the actual creators of the media...and that is okay, so could you not just make a copy for your own use at home and it be okay? Tell me your thoughts on this.
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@mzplased (255)
• United States
12 Dec 08
I dont think that it is. i thought I heard somewhere that you are allowed to make a back-up copy for your own use. i dont' like taking my movies in the car on trips so i let the kids make copies for the player for the trip. Then I dont have to worry if they drop it on the floor or leave it in a hotel room. I already bought the movies, why shouldnt I be able to keep my original at home and make a copy of my paid movie so that I can enjoy it? I understand if I was doing it to sell. Why can you burn music on ipods?? Isnt that kinda the same thing????
@mzplased (255)
• United States
12 Dec 08
ahh now I see I got mixed up...you meant someone elses material...yes I dont think its allowed. Sorry for the mix up!
• United States
12 Dec 08
Then we better shut the libraries down! Pirating is copying for your benefit, i.g. to sell for monitery reasons. You can borrow something from somebody and its not called stealing, there is a fine line with this type of media. For years the music industry would not go digital because they didn't want everybody to have access to the media files they did, well that has sure changed now.
• United States
12 Dec 08
I don't think its pirating. If I remember right you can make back up copy's of DVD's/CD's/VHS/etc. for you're owen use as long as you owen a legit copy of the media
• United States
12 Dec 08
I believe that yes it is still considered pirating. Any unauthorized duplication of material is considered pirating. Even back in the day when we used to use cassette tapes to tape songs off the radio is still considered pirating. Any time there are no royalties paid for reproduction you fall into that category.