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In Topic: New Produb Licence

05 August 2008 - 03:24 PM

QUOTE(TonyB @ Aug 5 2008, 01:48 PM) View Post

All that has been said so far is don't support it which can be legally done by not using format shifted/copied musical works and just using originals and legal downloads.

Agreed, if that's what the leading post was suggesting, rather than "use ripped tracks, but dont buy the pro-dub".

It's down to interpretation of the leading post, which could be taken in more than one way. Much in the same way that I suspect the people who said they wouldnt pay their poll tax didn't actually take the required steps to no longer need to pay their poll tax, they carried on as before, still needed to pay, but didn't.

Those wishing to read all the comments that have already been to'ed and fro'ed about licensing, will find plenty of posts via the DJU Search facilities.

QUOTE(TonyB @ Aug 5 2008, 01:48 PM) View Post

The forum will not condone illegal activities

Good to hear!

QUOTE(TonyB @ Aug 5 2008, 01:48 PM) View Post
the Pro Dub licence is a legal requirement.

Acknowledged. (for those not using 100% originals).

It's an immotive subject, but seems to be calming down as the word is spread.

In Topic: New Produb Licence

05 August 2008 - 12:24 PM

I rip copyrighted music tracks from vinyl and CD, and bring another copy of those tracks into existance on a hard drive. I perform using those ripped tracks - it's my choice however...convenience of not opening the CD flightcases to get to the originals at a gig unless I have to - eg: If someone tips a beer over my 3 hard drives. It sounds like a lot of other people rip copyright music too, and use that new copy in their business.

The back of pretty much each and every CD states that it is not permitted for me to do that action - eg: Rip copyright music from the CD. The Pro-Dub license stops me, and others from getting into trouble by dis-obeying the copyright conditions on the back of the cd case/inlay, which we're agreeing to when/by buying the cd.

I choose (my choice) to rip copyright music from the original formats I bought them in, I dont want to get into trouble with organisations, and dont want to be excluded from either venues which I've played at before, or might be booked to play at in the future, so I bought the Pro-Dub.

If professional music users choose to only use originals, they dont need the Pro Dub license.

I would air my concerns that going around, be it on a forum, or from a park bench or half-way up a lamppost yelling "Dont buy it" could be construed as Inciting others to flout copyright laws - which might in itself be wrong.

In Topic: Cortex/wdja

03 August 2008 - 11:07 PM

QUOTE(djshyboy @ Aug 2 2008, 06:55 PM) View Post

Hi all can anyone tell me if there is any reviews of the cortex hd100

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,and 10... ah good. I've still got all my fingers and I'm planning on keeping it that way - so I wont mention any forum associations.

With regard to your enquiry about the Cortex unit(s). I think that you might mean the Cortex 1000 rather than a 100.

Like the other publically launched hard drive controllers, such as the Cortex 3000, the Denon DN-HD2500 and the now discontinued Numark Director/D2, the Cortex 1000 has had a number of firmware upgrades. The reason why I mention this is that any reviews which you might see about the Cortex 1000 could be from an earlier revision of firmware, so any shortfalls which an old review may have picked up on, may not be their now.

In Topic: Need Help Getting Onto This Site

03 August 2008 - 07:34 PM

I had a problem getting onto/thru the site a couple of months ago, but it was mainly just timeouts - eg: The pages were taking a very long time to load, and my browser was set to only wait so long. I up'ed those browser settings to double their original settings, and normally get onto the site most times now.

I still have occasional issues with the site behaving unusually, which usually results in a post being filled twice with the same thing - eg: If I type 2 paragraphs of text, they appear with two paragraphs duplicated below them.

I notice that the flood control, for page to page navigation has gone again, this time to 40 seconds, which is tiresome on the front screens, but doesnt affect normal read/post operations - I don't know enough about flood control to advise whether or not its a catalyst of your current issues, or a co-incidence.

In Topic: Laptop

31 July 2008 - 11:37 AM

QUOTE(Revelationroadshow @ Jul 31 2008, 11:52 AM) View Post

Or it could overheat live at a gig and switch itself off completely in the middle of a song.

That's certainly a possiblility. I spoke with several DJs at DJ Show North last Sunday who had been having issues (some which sounded heat related) with their lappys and were looking at more recent alternatives.