TVMyPod offering preloaded DVD content on Apple iPod Video
This is good news for those people who are not much into technology and have little idea on how to get their owned digital content on their iPods. A company based in Massachusetts named TVMyPod is providing a service for this kind of customer base. TVMyPod is selling brand new Apple iPod Video devices and offer free conversion of movies and television program to iPod format depending upon the customerâ€™s preference.
Of course, the customer has to legitimately purchase the video content he wants preloaded on the iPods. The service is to provide convenience to customers but raises a question on whether the practice is in fact legitimate as per the current laws of the land. Content on the DVDs is usually copy protected and the company claims that the process of transferring them to iPod does not involve breaking that copyright.
TVMyPod co-founder Vijay Raghavan further claims that the process of moving the content onto the device is a one-way transfer. This means that the buyer of the device gets both the original DVD and a backup copy, which is allowed by the laws governing copyrighted digital material. He said on the fair use provisions of the U.S. Copyright Act: “It’s kind of an obsolete law since Congress was not taking into consideration portability. These players are exploding on the market, but the legality of it can sometimes be in a gray area.”