Pioneer encouraging casual pirating?!?

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  1. Lyle_JP

    Lyle_JP Screenwriter

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    Well, I was on the Pioneer website looking at the latest wares (the new super slim receivers and the VSX-41 all look like crud, but that's just my opinion) when I saw this product description for the PDR-W37 CD-recording device:
     
  2. Jeff Mills

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    I think they mean music that you personally made then digitally recorded on your own cd. [​IMG]
     
  3. Doug_B

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    Yes, it sure does sound like they're encouraging copying others' CDs as an alternative to repeating borrowing. Wonder on what planet the writer of this lives. Hopefully, this was a single person's mistake and not something endorsed by many at Pioneer. I wonder if non-web printed material for this unit also has words to this effect.

    Doug
     
  4. MikhailL

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    That's what we need, users confusing and scaring manufacturers! Isn't there the whole music industry lobby for it?
     
  5. Jay Sylvester

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    Sounds like somebody slipped this past the legal department. We'd never get away with this where I work.
     
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    I think it is hilarious.
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    That's pretty funny. It will be interesting to see if someone catches it and changes it.
     
  8. Charles J P

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    About 90% of the commercials or print ads I've seen for recording technology (ROM burners, stand-alone burners, media, etc) from reputable manufactureres endores some kind of illegal activity through the actions the people are performing, even if the ad never states "use this device to burn you friends CDs instead of buying them". Gateway was running commercials for the longest time where new gateway owners were downloading music off the internet and burning it to CDs. I suppose Gateway's legal department would say they're downloading music they already own.
     
  9. Doug_B

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    Not all the music available on the internet is posted in violation of the owner's copyright.
     
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  11. Charles J P

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    I never said that there wasnt legit free music on the web, but the commercials' tone is that you can burn whatever you want. I think its a bit irresponsible for companies to portray one thing but expect another out of its customers.
     
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    Isn't "unauthorized lending" a capitol offense? [​IMG]
     
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