lish -- ...and then i'll teach you to turn away. said... % % David T-G <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: ... % DTG> collection comes to about 4700 tracks from a few over 600 CDs, but unl % DTG> in my naughty days of 15k tracks, these are all legal :-) Please at % DTG> least summarize here on debian-user. % % the only non-"legal" mp3s i keep are the tracks so rare i CAN'T Same here now. Ripping a favorite quote from a movie (eg "It's a chloroform-deploying portable enticement snare" :-) might be debatable, but there are only a handful of those. % buy the cd. if the RIAA wants on me for that, they'd better start % reprinting long-recalled & limited edition discs. Agreed :-) % % but i've been wondering: if you own a cassette, is it legal to % download the tracks from it in mp3? is it the music, or the quality of the % music/ease of playing it? *I* believe that letting someone else do the work, even from some other media, is no different from ripping it from cassette yourself. The RIAA, I'm sure, would probably say that I mayn't rip it from cassette or CD or anything else anyway, so it's probably moot. % % DTG> % (digitally - i can always record it to cassette & take that to .wav, % DTG> Why would you go through a cassette instead of directly into your laptop % DTG> audio?(!??) % % well, because my laptop is a win98 machine i use maybe twice a Sorry; I basically only have laptops, so you can generally s/laptop/box/ for anything I say :-) % year. but you're right, i could record it straight from cd into the box; OK. That's definitely what I would do. % i'm not sure why i thought the extra cassette step would be necessary. i % suppose because that's how i did it the last time i recorded a track % manually... which was in 1996. That could be part of the reason :-) % % i'll keep everyone informed if i find a way. Thanks! % % lish % email@example.com HAND :-D -- David T-G * There is too much animal courage in (play) firstname.lastname@example.org * society and not sufficient moral courage. (work) email@example.com -- Mary Baker Eddy, "Science and Health" http://justpickone.org/davidtg/ Shpx gur Pbzzhavpngvbaf Qrprapl Npg!
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