[mythtv-users] CableCard Chain.

Karl Dietz dekarl at spaetfruehstuecken.org
Thu Jul 26 20:31:05 UTC 2012

On 26.07.2012 22:10, Ben Kamen wrote:
> I was listening to my mp3 player one day when an IT person from my place
> of work asked me about it as he didn't know Palm Pilots would play MP3's.
> Then he asked where I got the music interjecting the question if I
> pirate it online.
> I promptly told him, "erm, no. I have a CD library that's been converted
> over so the CD's can be safely stored."
> He didn't know one could do that.

you are not allowed to do that in some jurisdictions, see e.g.
"A notable exception in Europe is the UK, that does not allow private 

Its entirely possible he was introduced to digital audio matters by a
law abiding UK citizen :-)

> I also informed him of the several outlets online that sell music in
> digital formats - legally.
> He didn't know that either.
> He worked in I.T.
> His confession made it a sad day for I.T. professionals everywhere.

actually it made it a sad day for the music industry which appear to
have lost the fight of making the legal distribution channel as
attractive and well known as the channels of questionable legality.


PS: I don't understand what you want to say with "I.T. professional".
 From my experience that's like saying "the person work in an office"
which says nothing about the qualification and/or level of education of
the person.

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