Re: Bug#154281: ITP: libdvdcss -- Library to read scrambled DVDs
On Thu, Jul 25, 2002 at 09:10:47PM +0200, Jesus Climent wrote:
> 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 ).
This is only true in US.
> Debian publishing the code might encounter legal problems with the
>  http://www.eff.org/IP/Video/MPAA_DVD_cases/20020703_eff_2600_pr.html
Eric VAN BUGGENHAUT
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