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Archival Is Not Piracy Today access to piracy is everywhere in computers We can decrypt a DVD to allow others to watch copies We can rip music off a Music CD and sell copies worth less than a penny each We can let others intall our purchased programs on multiple computers Piracy can happen as easy as Copy and Paste Are these acts legal No but fair use laws say that as long as the copies are for archival purposes only its legal Now if this is true then why is one type of archival penalized by court Why is the act of archiving video game carts also called cart dumping considered as bad as piracy Why is it is considered illegal Lik-Sang one of the most well-known distributers of game cart back- up units had been sued by Nintendo for 700 grand 641000 for the world-wide distribution of game cart copiers also called cart game cart back-up devices Sued for just the distribution of game cart copiers Rik How is this fair How is the distribution of the devices illegal No real crime of copyright infringement had been commited It isnt the act of selling copies of games that happened but just the selling of those back-up devices Is that really illegal DVD drives and CD drives that copy and create Music CDs and DVDs arent really considered ellegal In fact they are sold commercially and are well-known all over the US These drives are used for us to make archival copies of our DVDs and CDs but the business of manufacturing such devices hasnt yet been halted by any copyright infringement law The thought of it has come to mind of many but DVDCD writers are still being distributed worldwide because it has been understood that only certain
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