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Re: ITP: oms -- Open Media System DVD Player

On Thu, 7 Dec 2000, Bart Schuller wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 06, 2000 at 01:22:58PM -0700, John Galt wrote:
> > Brian--I've seen your comments on it on the harvard list.  In fact,
> > you could read that the injunction applies to every warm body on Earth and
> > every program that looks like it could possibly transfer a bit off a
> > DVD.  The MPAA picked a good judge--he stayed bought.  However, this is
> I don't see how you could possibly read that. I'm not in that judge's
> jurisdiction.

Neither is Lemuria in the Cali case, but they were named (Lemuria is based
in .de).  Neither was Johansen in the SDNY, but he was jailed.
> As long as software authors don't make the fatal mistake to mention
> local laws in global licenses, I don't see why Debian should.

Who said licenses?  I just want to make sure that this is not a decision
made lightly.  

> We made available strong crypto when it was still illegal in France (for
> all I know it still is in Russia), I seem to remember Doom being illegal
> in Germany. There's no reason to deny those things to the rest of the
> world.

ISTR that there was also a squawk about Doom on -legal, too.  Squawk
Squawk Squawk, sezzi.

Pardon me, but you have obviously mistaken me for someone who gives a
email galt@inconnu.isu.edu

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