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Old 11-12-18, 02:25 PM
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Wait, now we’re sponsoring DVD Rippers?

https://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/6...e-license.html

Aren’t they still illegal in the United States?

And haven’t users been banned for posting about them?
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Old 11-12-18, 02:27 PM
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Re: Wait, now we’re sponsoring DVD Rippers?

I saw that too. Almost questioned if it was a spam post....because it reads exactly like a spam post.

Wait, so now the tread is locked and listed as "sponsored". Are we going to start seeing sponsored advertisements as normal threads/stickied threads now????

If DVD rippers are cool now (and we can apparently list new movies to "rip"?!) should I assume it's also cool if we start discussing the T word?
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Old 11-12-18, 03:47 PM
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Re: Wait, now we’re sponsoring DVD Rippers?

This does seem extremely odd and terribly inconsistent with forum policy that's been around forever.

Edited to add: if something has changed, this sticky should probably be deleted:
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/tech-talk/...-material.html

Either that, or IBJoel should be banned.
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Old 11-12-18, 03:50 PM
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Re: Wait, now we’re sponsoring DVD Rippers?

ABSOLUTELY NO:
• Posting requests for copies of copyrighted material, or "how-to-get/make bootleg material" (including ripping) instructions.
• Anything that violates the trademark or copyright of another company including anything that may violate the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Hmm...
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Old 11-12-18, 03:59 PM
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Re: Wait, now we’re sponsoring DVD Rippers?

Wasn't there a recent court decision that allowed users to defeat copyright protection on their owned products? I'm pretty sure ripping your own DVDs has been ruled legal.

It became an issue because many of the well-heeled were putting their entire collections on home servers.
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Old 11-12-18, 04:20 PM
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Re: Wait, now we’re sponsoring DVD Rippers?

...and how did IBJoel with only 217 post become and 'administrator'?!
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Old 11-12-18, 04:53 PM
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Re: Wait, now we’re sponsoring DVD Rippers?

This has always been a bit of a "do as I say, not as I do" kinda place.
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Old 11-12-18, 07:11 PM
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This has always been a bit of a "do as I say, not as I do" kinda place.
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Old 11-12-18, 09:03 PM
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Re: Wait, now we’re sponsoring DVD Rippers?

This is a bit odd. We are discussing this.
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Old 11-12-18, 09:39 PM
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Re: Wait, now we’re sponsoring DVD Rippers?

Now we’re getting ads for them

https://imgur.com/a/3gk2wHe
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Old 11-13-18, 05:33 AM
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Re: Wait, now we’re sponsoring DVD Rippers?

https://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/6...-features.html
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/6...y-updated.html

These haven't been taken down either so it looks like IB is up for a full scale discussion of DVD/Blu ripping going forward...
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Old 11-13-18, 07:01 AM
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Sweet. So I'm good if I start up a thread discussing torrent trackers?
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Old 11-13-18, 09:34 AM
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Re: Wait, now we’re sponsoring DVD Rippers?

Hi guys, this was a discussion I had with our sales team and this is not the first time we've done ads for similar services. I basically came back from the weekend and this was already arranged. It's a rare occurrence and should not be construed as DVDTalk's or IB's endorsement of these products (the only reason I personally posted it is because we do not have Nativo ad capabilities on this site).
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Old 11-13-18, 09:39 AM
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So....is this a topic we can discuss now or no? Cause that would open up a whole new section for us to discuss regarding torrents/kodi/plex...etc.
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Old 11-13-18, 09:58 AM
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Re: Wait, now we’re sponsoring DVD Rippers?

To me, this is reaching. Just because it shows up in an doesn't mean it's open to start threads about stuff that's against forum rules.

Plus I never look at the ads. I wouldn't know until someone brings it up.
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Old 11-13-18, 10:08 AM
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To me, this is reaching. Just because it shows up in an doesn't mean it's open to start threads about stuff that's against forum rules.

Plus I never look at the ads. I wouldn't know until someone brings it up.
Problem is, this wasn't an add. An Admin made a sticky'd thread post basically trying to sell us the DVD Ripper. If it had been posted by a new member, it would have been flagged as spam and removed immediately.
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Old 11-13-18, 10:57 AM
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Problem is, this wasn't an add. An Admin made a sticky'd thread post basically trying to sell us the DVD Ripper. If it had been posted by a new member, it would have been flagged as spam and removed immediately.
And not just any admin, but one employed by the owners of the site.
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Old 11-13-18, 11:03 AM
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Sweet. So I'm good if I start up a thread discussing torrent trackers?
Sure!
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Old 11-13-18, 11:59 AM
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Re: Wait, now we’re sponsoring DVD Rippers?

Without being too specific, because you know... rules... but the competing product mentioned disparagingly in the ad is, I'm told, the best product for any such activity endorsed by the ad itself. And it's free.
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Old 11-13-18, 12:00 PM
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Re: Wait, now we’re sponsoring DVD Rippers?

TFW your paid add drives more business to the competitor you tried to burn in your add!!
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Old 11-13-18, 12:10 PM
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Re: Wait, now we’re sponsoring DVD Rippers?

Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
Hi guys, this was a discussion I had with our sales team and this is not the first time we've done ads for similar services. I basically came back from the weekend and this was already arranged. It's a rare occurrence and should not be construed as DVDTalk's or IB's endorsement of these products (the only reason I personally posted it is because we do not have Nativo ad capabilities on this site).
A sticky thread by an IB employee... I'm sure the MPAA would agree that it isn't sponsored or endorsed by IB.
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Old 11-13-18, 12:22 PM
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Re: Wait, now we’re sponsoring DVD Rippers?

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A sticky thread by an IB employee... I'm sure the MPAA would agree that it isn't sponsored or endorsed by IB.
Holy shit, I just noticed there were sticky threads from IB employees promoting this too. What the hell IB, really?

The logical thing would be to remove those threads, except for you know, $$$!
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Old 11-13-18, 12:26 PM
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Holy shit, I just noticed there were sticky threads from IB employees promoting this too. What the hell IB, really?
LOL that's where this thread came from. It was posted yesterday as a normal thread then moved to a sticky. We all saw it when searching New Posts.
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Old 11-13-18, 03:13 PM
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Re: Wait, now we’re sponsoring DVD Rippers?

Yeah, I'm a bit slow on the uptake sometimes.

In my defense, I don't visit that subforum very much these days, and I rarely search for new posts, I just sort of wander aimlessly around here.
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Old 11-13-18, 03:15 PM
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My banner was just an add for this and specifically mentioned getting around region coding as a feature. Amazing times we're in...

Hopefully we can start sharing private torrent tracker invites soon!
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