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Re: debian-multimedia.org considered harmful

On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 01:39:13AM +0100, Adam Borowski wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 11:00:30AM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> > Your complaint, then, is against those who use the law to restrict your
> > use of your legally-acquired DVD or Blu-Ray disc and disingenuously call
> > it “protection”. It is misdirected against the Debian project.
> In other words, until non-US comes back, d-m.o can't go away.

I think this demonstrates a lack of understanding about non-US.  non-US
was for things that could be legally used everywhere, but could not be
*exported* from the US without serious hassle.  non-US was *not* for
things which could not legally be used in the US.

And I would like to point out, for the record, that it is not only the
US that has stupid laws.  Yes, we certainly have more than our share,
but, for example, Germany has stupid laws that prevent certain video
games from being played, and Australia also has stupid video game laws
that could be interpreted as being binding against Debian.  I'm sure
that every country has laws which are problematic; don't blame it all on
the US.

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