According to a story making the rounds of the bogosphere, "Circuit City Flouts The DMCA For A Tenner"
Well, well, well! Look who's violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act! For only a couple of fins, Circuit City will take your DVD and an iPod and flagrantly breach copyright at your behest.
When I read that story, it struck me as unbelievable. I could not imagine a large chain store setting up a DVD duplication service, without authorization. These people aren't going to fight the MPAA just for fun.
So I called Circuit City for some fact-checking.
According to Bill Cimino, Circuit City Director of Corporate Communications:
"The sign is incorrect and not authorized and we are in the process of making sure the sign is removed"
"We offer two services. In a small number of stores, we will transfer your commercial CD's to a DVD, and in other stores, we will transfer your home VHS to a DVD. We do not transfer pre-recorded VHS or DVD, to DVD"
Folks, apply common sense. It's a lot more believable that someone got service details wrong, or even did some under-the-table moonlighting, than that a large corporation has an official DVD-copying service.By Seth Finkelstein | posted in dmca | on August 04, 2006 05:42 PM (Infothought permalink)