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Re: debian-multimedia.org considered harmful

On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 08:20:22PM -0400, Chris Knadle wrote:
> On Thursday, March 15, 2012 16:11:00, Patrick Ouellette wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 09:48:02AM +0100, Luk Claes wrote:
> > > Why so? If I make a copy for backup and want to use it, how would I do
> > > that without use of decss or similar? Or is making a backup copy no
> > > legitimate use anymore?
> > 
> > You don't need decss to make a backup copy of a DVD.  All you have to do
> > is a block copy of the media.  That is just one of the reasons the
> > arguments against decss are/were less than intelligent.
> That depends on whether the DVD will fit onto the media its to be burnt to.  
> If the DVD needs to be resampled in order to get it to fit onto the burnt 
> media, then you need to be able to decypher it to be able to do that.

Resampling could be termed a derivative work, not a backup copy since you
are throwing away information contained in the original.

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