Consumers Want to Rip, Burn DVDs

Published on April 17, 2009
by Marisa Taylor

Apple’s (AAPL) iTunes makes saving music from CDs onto one’s personal computer a simple process, but doing the same with a DVD is much more complicated endeavor. Most DVDs are encoded with digital rights management technology to prevent copying.

Most DVD viewers think that’s hypocrisy. A study of 1,000 consumers conducted by the National Consumers League found that 90 percent think that they should have ability to back up DVDs on their personal computers in the same way they are able to do with music from a CD.

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