[FFmpeg-devel] Hall of Shame
Thu Jul 16 12:26:34 CEST 2009
On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 3:19 AM, Frank Barchard<fbarchard at google.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 3:03 AM, Fernando Cassia <fcassia at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 6:53 AM, Frank Barchard<fbarchard at google.com>
>> Piracy??. If I see a conference video or political speech on Youtube,
>> download the video, then use FFMPEG to rip the audio and save it as
>> mp3, where is the piracy?.
> Is that what happens?
> You and I can contrive use cases. Real people dont rip political speeches.
> Even that is potential copyright infringement
If you seriously believe that a user should not be able to freely use
video and audio files that are on his own computer...
If you seriously believe that "real people" do not separate audio from
video in files which they have legally downloaded...
If you seriously believe that a corporation should be allowed to deny
a user their legal right to fair use...
If you seriously believe that if someone uploads copyright-infringing
material to a video website, the liability falls upon *the user who
downloads it*, not the person who uploaded it...
Then your beliefs are inherently incompatible with those of the ffmpeg
project, and for that matter, the free software community as a whole.
Get the hell out.
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