Not specifically about a Roku product, but thought it might make for some interesting discussion amongst Roku customers. Mods, feel free to lock or delete the topic if you feel it's inappropriate for the forum.
Came across this article on Ars Technica today and thought members of these forums might be interested:
Basically, if the RIAA's view of fair use prevails, it means I'm a copyright infringer and a criminal, as is any Roku customer that rips their own CDs to play on a Roku device.
The RIAA's position wouldn't normally concern me very much, except for what seems to be a disturbing trend in the US for our esteemed Congresspersons (as well as members of the current Executive Administration), who are pretty clueless about technology, to side with the "Big Content Lobby" on most issues.
I'm no lawyer, but from what I can tell, the definition of what's covered under "Fair Use" as it pertains to ripping CDs to other digital forms is unclear and untested. Sometimes I wish the courts would decide once and for all, but if they do, I'm worried we won't like the answer.