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

On Sat, Feb 24, 2001 at 01:55:48AM -0600, Sam TH wrote:
> The point of the MPAA prosecution was to scare people into taking
> these programs down.  Why should we do what they want, without
> incentive?  

Because not everyone's so convinced that it doesn't apply to the Xine/OMS
plugins, because distributing it via non-US isn't a difficult thing
for us to do instead, and because once we've got it packaged in non-US,
we can easily move it into main proper if we feel it's appropriate.

In the meantime, there's no argument at all *not* to upload to non-US.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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