Circuit City Violates DMCA For $10

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Not content with just ripping you off with their high hardware prices, Circuit City is now robbing you via a DVD transfer service. For $10, you can get one of your precious DVD movies—that you "own"—ripped into iPod format. For $20, they'll do three, and for $30 they'll do five.

This service is all fine for grandma—who can't compute her way out of a wet paper sack—but according to the DMCA, any attempts to circumvent the encoding scheme on DVDs is a big federal, pound-me-in-the-ass no-no. That means The City is breaking DMCA several times a day, transferring customer's videos onto their iPods and other portable media devices.


Circuit City Flouts The DMCA For A Tenner [Consumerist]