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

On Thu, 25 Jul 2002 20:39:46 +0100
Matthew Garrett <mgarrett@chiark.greenend.org.uk> wrote:

> If it had been patented, the details of it would have been publically
> known without cracking it which would have reduced its effectiveness.
> However, it is an illegal copyright circumvention device under the DMCA
> in the US, and is probably also illegal within the UK under the
> Copyrights, Designs and Patents act 1988. I believe that it will be
> under much the same status in the rest of the EU once the EUCD is
> implemented, but this may depend to some extent on how different member
> states implement it.

Some debian users might live in a free country, should they miss out just
becuase of a stupid American/European/Australian law ?

If there is even one country that its legal in and has a debian mirror
then we should put it there.

Maybe non-US should be renamed to imply something to do with liberty.

Just because its a law doesnt mean its just or fair.


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