Re: debian-multimedia.org considered harmful
Thomas Goirand <email@example.com> writes:
> On 03/19/2012 07:02 PM, Arto Jantunen wrote:
>> I'm not sure if it would help if all of the media players Debian
>> distributes were crippled so that they could be used to play dvd's via
>> libdvdcss but not copy them (or which is the tool to circumvent, the
>> decrypter or the copier).
> If a DVD isn't encrypted, you can copy it using cat. I don't think that
> cat can be considered a tool that is going around protections... :)
> So, IANAL, but IMO the decrypter is the tool to circumvent the
The DMCA doesn't apply for DVDs that aren't encrypted (no technical
measures to circumvent). This of course doesn't mean that copying
non-copy-proctected DVDs is ok, the normal copyright laws still apply.
I meant the last part of my previous mail mainly as a theoretical
question about where the limits actually are, but as such it can only be
answered by a court and debating it on this list is fairly
pointless. Considerding that it's getting replies I obviously should
have left it out of the mail.