Re: I want to try something for freedom.
In Thu, 2 Nov 2000 10:29:38 -0500 firstname.lastname@example.org cum veritate scripsit :
> DeCSS on Linux effectively disbles, as part of the decryption process, the
> zone controls on the the dvd disc. This allows someone in Finland, say, to
> watch a dvd he purchased in the United States (or some other zone). This is
> what I meant when I said that it has more to do with a loss of distribution
> control. The MPAA loses the ability to control the timing of dvd releases
> in other zones.
This is bogus.
Even if zones were strictly controlled (as it is not ... for example,
some Sony playstation 2's had a "bug") one can buy a DVD-player from another country
and use it. As simple as that.
# But IANAL, and I am not an American Citizen.
# can DeCSS be included in non-US, or losing a lawsuit in America
# automatically mean we can't do that in other countries? (I think that's
# not the case, but some information state otherwise, and I don't know how
# a decision made by American people can affect Japanese people).
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