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I just realized - with the amazing powers and abilities of their ubiquitous search engine and all the plugins so eagerly snatched up by web-(designers/developers) that Google will be able to make it turn up on webish things that 'ogle' is the new 'd'.
I certainly understand where you're coming from - and the parentage clearly point in that way. However, at present, Bing hardly makes its way to the second circle of hell. Essentially, it is because no one would notice much or for long if it just went away.
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
§12 opens with (in my very amateurish, un-authorized translation): When not done for profit, single copies of a published work may be made for private use. Such copies may not be used for any other purpose.
... There are a number of restrictions, such as you cannot set up a service to do the copying for others. For a few clases of works (architecture, electronic games, ...) you do not have this right to created copies. But for movies / music (and other sound, such as audio books and radio plays), you have this explicit right to make copies.
You cannot demand a copy, though: The rights holder may apply whatever kind of copy protection to make it difficult for you make a copy; you cannot complain about that. But if you succeed in making a copy, for private non-commercial use, without breaking any of the restricitons, the rights holder cannot sue you.
It started with books: Again and again, when I wanted to buy a copy of one of my favorite books as my gift to a friend, it was "out of print". (That's a much bigger problem in a small language, like Norwegian with about 5 mill native speakers, than in English.) So nowadays, I buy a couple extra copies of my most valuable books, so that I have them available as gifts even when out of pring.
I started buying DVDs before video streaming was commonplace, and I still buy my movies on DVD/BD. Whenever I see lists of new movies available for streaming, I look through the list of discontinued movies, and brighten up every time I can say: Fortunately, that movie is still available in my bookshelf! (It happens all the time.)
A number of movies, documentaries etc. are not available on DVD/BD; the only way to see them is on internet - usually for a limited time. If they were available, I would have bought them. I download them to make sure they are as permanently available as if I had bought a physical copy. Several times, I have had a downloaded copy for a couple of years when the movie finally comes out on DVD/BD, and I buy a physical copy.
Sometimes I am too late: Last Friday, I watched on YouTube a great concert with a favorite group of mine, deciding that I would preserve it. It was late at night, so I postponed it until Saturday. On Saturday, the concert was taken off YouTube due to copyright violations. A significant number of YouTube video copies I've got are no longer available online; sometimes there are copyright issues, but most often they are simply gone. I am happy to have my own copies.
Also, my own copies can be played where I do not have an internet connection. That happens quite often, when vacationing, when visiting friends etc. I show a lot of my movies to a friend who has an internet connection, but not where we watch movies (in another house on the property). I am in the planning stage for a home movie theater, and I still haven't seen any good reason for installing an internet connection there (it is unsuitable for wireless). So I will continue moving physical copies from my PC to my movie player.
Careful. YouTube could give you a strike. Three strikes, and you're out!
I use DVDFab to create backups of videos on youporn youtube.
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I just came across the two threads ("What you like / do not like about me") in your profile ... What a blast in the past, those many people who once were on the site and left .. Paul, Shog, Chris(s), Trollslayer, Corinna ... I feel old, and I miss quite a bunch of them !