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

On Thu, 7 Dec 2000, Brian Ristuccia wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 06, 2000 at 06:08:03PM -0700, John Galt wrote:
> > 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.
> >  
> It's a widely circulated fallacy that Johansen was jailed for his
> involvement in DeCSS.

One that's on the record in SDNY...
>   The courageous teen also revealed that the MPAA filed charges against Jon
>   and his father Per, instigating the Norwegian Economic Crime Unit to ask
>   Jon to answer questions at the police station in January 2000. His
>   testimony revealed a flaw in the judge's thinking, who has previously
>   stated in several opinions that the teen was arrested and has inferred
>   guilt therefrom. Not only was Johansen never arrested for developing the
>   software, the Norwegian government awarded Jon a prestigious award for his
>   excellent grades in high school and his contribution to society for
>   creating DeCSS.  Although it did not come out in court today, the
>   Norwegian parliament has also issued the young teen a formal apology for
>   the treatment he has undergone as a result of publishing the code.
>    (From http://www.foolishconsistency.com/ - Jul 21 2000 Update)

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

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