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Re: Advice on Drip (ITP #156287)

On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 12:21:22AM +0200, Sam Hocevar wrote:
> > $ ldd /usr/bin/drip | grep libdvdcss
> >         libdvdcss.so.2 => /usr/lib/libdvdcss.so.2 (0x4019a000)
>    Linking drip with libdvdcss is utterly useless since drip does not
> use any libdvdcss function.

Ok, I understand. I'll find it out when I get the other problems sorted
out (depending on the results, the linker issue might not be relevant)

> > My understanding is that Drip being linked against libdvdcss is illegal
> > in the USA, so a solution could be to put it in non-us.
>    Grmbl, please read carefully my first message in this thread. Drip
> has nothing to do with libdvdcss, only libdvdread uses libdvdcss.

Whatever. The fact is that when we put Drip, libdvdread and libdvdcss
together we obtain what what the DMCA calls a "circumvention device for
copyright protection technology". This may happen in non-us, but must not
happen in main.

Robert Millan

"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."

 -- J.R.R.T, Ainulindale (Silmarillion)

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