(2011-08-25 07:10)publicENEMY Wrote: is it legal for a company to purchase bluray movies and screen it to its customer freely? is it legal if a person create backups of its bluray movie on hd? im not sure about bluray term and condition.No it's not legal to screen movies without sharing the gross with the distributors and getting a valid lic from them to do so... (they need to protect the producers right for a quality screening). The recent Kaleidescape, Inc ruling disallows copying blu-ray movies to HD even if you own the disk.
Latest information indicates there has been some agreement between Hollywood producers. Kaleidescape launched its online offering in beta late last year, and now it's officially open, becoming what it claims is the first store to provide "internet delivery of Blu-ray quality movies." The Kaleidescape Store goes beyond other 1080p services higher bit-rates, extras and loss-less audio options they don't have. There's no streaming to be had here, only downloads, with file sizes we saw ranging from 23GB to as much as 55.4GB and everywhere in between.
The Kaleidescape Store is getting a boost by adding the ability for customers to add digital copies for their existing Blu-ray discs. At launch it only supported DVDs, but now customers can get high quality, discless access to movies they already own HD editions, just by putting a disc in the player. The price for Ultraviolet access across devices and an excuse to stop getting up from the couch to put the disc in (although, if you'd like to buy an expensive disc changer instead we're sure Kaleidescape won't argue) is $1.99, so choose wisely. Finally, the company is expanding access to the store, which has opened its virtual doors in Canada for the first time, in addition to the US and the UK, where it launched back in May.
I'm unsure how this will affect downloads from other sources, or the fair use doctrine, but clearly there has been movement in postilions. I suspect that if you own the disc there is an arguable defence position in Canada.