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Surfdude

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Apparently people in the UK can't make backups of cd's and dvd's any more.

http://www.eteknix.com/now-illegal-uk-music-lovers-rip-cds-already/
Meant asking this earlier: where does this leave Amazon's Auto-RIP?

In the unlikely event people don't know...this is where when you buy music you get a physical CD through the post but also ready ripped MP3 which is downloaded to your library!

Ha!

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I doubt it'll be affected as Amazon are essentially giving you both "versions" for the price of one, there's no copying going on. It does demonstrate how stupid the ruling is though.
 

SuPerNoVi

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Yeah, but aren't they breaking the law by ripping the media???

Quick, start a test case!

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They're not ripping the media. An amazon employee isn't opening a CD and creating MP3s from it. Amazon has a digital music platform, essentially if it's on there (supplied by the record company) they give you that for free. I think you're taking the brand name Autorip too seriously  :)
 

Surfdude

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Despite the name, Amazon aren't actually "ripping" anything. They legally sell MP3s as well as CDs and are offering a buy one get one free kind of deal.

Edit: Novi got there first :)
 
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Shogun

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It won't be long before AdBlock++ is out and we all switch over to the new and improved version :p
 

madwedge

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RIP Anton Yelchin. :-(

Only 27 and has been killed in a car accident. If you don't know who he is, he plays Chekov in the new Star Trek films, and Kyle Reese in Terminator Salvation. 
 
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SuPerNoVi

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RIP Anton Yelchin. :-(

Only 27 and has been killed in a car accident. If you don't know who he is, he plays Chekov in the new Star Trek films, and Kyle Reese in Terminator Salvation. 
I still can't wrap my head around how he has died this way. Pinned between a car and brick mailbox, on his own drive. The likely scenario, he parked up forgot to put on handbrake, went to check mailbox, car rolls back, gains enough speed to kill a man instantly and hits him. Must have been a hummer or something, otherwise he'd have just lost his legs.

Obviously very sad, I thought he was great in Star Trek.
 
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madwedge

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I still can't wrap my head around how he has died this way. Pinned between a car and brick mailbox, on his own drive. The likely scenario, he parked up forgot to put on handbrake, went to check mailbox, car rolls back, gains enough speed to kill a man instantly and hits him. Must have been a hummer or something, otherwise he'd have just lost his legs.

Obviously very sad, I thought he was great in Star Trek.
Yeah, I was pondering the same. Hope it was a quick death and that he wasn't pinned there for hours in pain. :-( 

Freak accident indeed. 
 

madwedge

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If he was pinned alive you'd have thought he could have shouted for help.
You know all these rich Hollywood types. Big houses/mansions 100's of yards away from the next house. Who knows if anyone would've been in earshot. Same for mobile. Could he have called someone, or was his phone in his car? Unless an investigation can pinpoint what happened I guess we'll never know.
 

justplainandy

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Positional asphyxia. Had it happen to someone near me once - guy was a car thief, and decided that starting the engine of the BMW he'd just broken into would probably disturb the owner of the house he was stealing it from, so decided to push it down the drive and start it in the road. As such he had the driver's door open and was steering and pushing. Unfortunately for him, the door then fit the gatepost and squashed his chest between the door and the car body. Couldn't get the breath to scream, couldn't sound the horn.

Probably shouldn't have tried to nick it, though...