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Re: ITP: libmpeg3 -- an mpeg audio and video decoding library

On Mon, Apr 02, 2001 at 02:14:37PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 02, 2001 at 09:56:06PM +0100, Malcolm Parsons wrote:
> > non-US is not an appropriate place for CSS distribution. Something else would
> > be needed for distribution of CSS code.
> why not?  its appropriate for cryptography which is forbidden in a few
> fascist parts of the world, i don't really see much difference with a
> peice of software that just happens to only be forbidden in a
> different country then usual.  

Because nonUS is and should be distributable within the US.

If people in France can't use crypto, then you sell then the Binary-1 CD.
People in the US can use crypto, so they buy the Binary-nonUS CD.
People (almost) everywhere else can use crypto, so they buy the Binary-nonUS 
CD too (but not from the US).

If CSS is added to nonUS, then nonUS would not be available to anyone in 
the US.

I don't think the US users would be very happy with that situation.

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