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Re: Archive of patent-encumbered software



On Mon, Dec 03, 2001 at 07:25:13PM -0600, Adam Majer wrote:
> Why do they even encrypt the DVD?? If people want to pirate it, there
> is __ALWAYS__ a way. It seems hopeless - people are no loger in
> control, greed is.

DVD encryption isn't about stopping "piracy", and never was.  It's about
laying the foundation for a future rewrite of Title 17 of the United
States Code in which the term "Fair Use" does not appear.

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