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Re: css capable plugin for xine - what is the legal status?



On Fri, Feb 16, 2001 at 01:14:22AM +0100, Siggi Langauf wrote:
> The code is GPLed, so there are no licensing issues.
> The legal status of css decryption code is unclear.

It's probably risky to distribute or use it in the US (since it's a
circumvention device, which is prohibited under the DMCA, and that
interpretation's been confirmed by a judge; although that's presently
under appeal). AIUI, though, there's no legal issues with it in the
Netherlands, so there's no issues uploading it to non-US/main.

> Can I package the css capable xine DVD input plugin and where should it
> go (main/non-us/contrib/etc.)? 

non-US/main.

Cheers,
aj, who, looking at the Copyright Amendment - Digital Agenda [0] changes
    that'll come into effect in .au next month, wonders what he'll have to
    do to use it.

[0] http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/num_act/caaa2000n1102000321/longtitle.html

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  do not understand, cannot perceive, or don't care about, is too much.''
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