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Re: Bug#154281: ITP: libdvdcss -- Library to read scrambled DVDs



On Thu, Jul 25, 2002 at 08:04:10PM +0100, Hereward Cooper wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-07-25 at 19:50, Joe Drew wrote:
> > On Thu, 2002-07-25 at 14:11, Jérôme Marant wrote:
> > > AFAIK, libdvdcss implements DECSS which is a patented algorigthm
> > > that we are not even allowed to ship (even in non-us).
> > 
> > IIRC, CSS is not patented anywhere.
> 
> I didn't think it was.
> Isn't the problem that the movie industry has veto over DVD decoders,
> and for a decoder to be 'legal' it has to be given the industries seal
> of approval?

The problem is that after fighting over USA for the free-speech Vs.
patents, DeCSS has been found a piece of code that cannot be published
nor linked (2600 Magazine case, see [1]).

Debian publishing the code might encounter legal problems with the
issue.

Jesse

 References:
 
[1] http://www.eff.org/IP/Video/MPAA_DVD_cases/20020703_eff_2600_pr.html

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