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PAUL WILLIAMSON
2005-04-05, 17:55
> >>> mlk (AT) klio (DOT) org 04/05/05 8:26 PM >>>
> > On Tue, 5 Apr 2005, PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:
> >>>> mlk (AT) klio (DOT) org 04/05/05 8:17 PM >>>
>
> >> If they were stolen, it'd definitely work for you; but since you
paid
> >> money, it's probably impossible to legally play your music on a
> >> Squeezebox.
> >
> > That is simply irresponsible. Funny, probably. True, no. I have
> > plenty of legally downloaded music that has been DRM-crippled
> > that I can play on my sqeezebox.
>
> How? ("Burned and re-ripped" doesn't count in my book.)
>

Why not? How is my legally purchased music supposed to
survive a system crash if I can back it up to a CD or DVD?

I had a catastrophic flood in my house where I lost close to
1,800 CDs, 2 computers and a stereo, not to mention damages
to the house and other personal effects. My insurance company
replaced everything I was able to show as a loss. They disputed
the loss of CDs until I demonstrated they would not play in a
CD player. They replaced both computers, but not the content
of those computers. If I didn't have everything backed up,
I would have really been screwed. If I back up a computer
that has DRM-crippled music on it and I need to restore said
music, the most efficient way is to re-rip it. I know I
purchased it, and ripping purchased music from a CD that
I burned easily falls within my fair use rights.

I feel I can speak specifically to this because I'm
willing to bet I'm the ONLY one on this list whose
been investigated by the powers that be, and had no
problems with anything they questioned me about.

Paul

JJ
2005-04-06, 13:55
----- Original Message -----
From: "PAUL WILLIAMSON" <pwilliamson (AT) mandtbank (DOT) com>
To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 6:55 PM
Subject: [slim] Windows Media Files


> I feel I can speak specifically to this because I'm
> willing to bet I'm the ONLY one on this list whose
> been investigated by the powers that be, and had no
> problems with anything they questioned me about.

Completely OT, but I'd love to hear that story.