Re: [debian-devel] Re: Top 5 things that aren't in Debian but should be :-)
On Sun, Jan 11, 2004 at 11:44:21PM -0800, Nano Nano wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 07:31:21AM +0000, Magosányi Árpád wrote:
> > A levelez?m azt hiszi, hogy Nano Nano a következ?eket írta:
> > >
> > > I'm suprised a lawsuit hasn't been brought under the DMCA regarding
> > > "reverse engineering"
> > The mplayer developers are mostly Hungarian. It is a free country
> > in Europe. We don't have such ridiculous laws: no patents on
> > sowftare, and reverse engineering is explicitly allowed
> > for interoperation purposes.
> Yeah, I realized that, but who says you have to sue the developers?
> I don't mean to be handing the bad guys their playbook, but with the
> recent RIAA "sue the users" stuff, you will find that lawyers eventually
> accomplish what lawyers want.
> I keep reading about how this is a global economy: you may not utter
> such statements casually, without implications.
Notice that you can't sure of for distributing mplayer. And the users
should be safe as long as they don't view copyrighted videos (or at
least don't get caught at it).