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Re: debian-multimedia.org considered harmful

2012/3/18 Thomas Goirand <zigo@debian.org>:
> On 03/18/2012 08:53 AM, Romain Beauxis wrote:
>> It's a cliche comparison but still, CSS decryption is the knife and
>> DMCA is the murder; the fact that murder is illegal does not imply
>> that knives are.
> Well, the whole concept of DMCA is to make knives illegal!
> Please read a bit more about it before making such wrong statement here.

That was a cliche, indeed. The main point remains: does using
libdvdcss, for instance, for watching a DVD using a multimedia player
installed in millions of other computers qualify as an "circumvention
of technological barriers for using a digital good in certain ways
which the rightsholders do not wish to allow."? Rightsholders
certainly wish to allow DVDs owners to watch them privately...

As I was reading recently, it's always good to remember that law is a
liberal art degree, not an engineering degree :-)

I think this is probably enough OT from me on this thread, sorry for
the digression..

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