MPAA Shows How to Videorecord a TV Set

Timothy Vollmer:

At the DMCA 1201 hearings at the Copyright Office at the Library of Congress, representatives from the MPAA showed a video demonstrating how users can videorecord a TV set. They argue this is an acceptable analog alternative to breaking copy protection on a DVD.

I.e. if you want to make fair use of a clip from a copy-protected DVD, the MPAA recommends that you point a camcorder at your TV set in a dark room. (Via John Siracusa.)

Thursday, 7 May 2009