Re: Bug#156287: Advice on Drip (ITP #156287)
- To: email@example.com (Thomas Bushnell, BSG)
- Cc: Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Robert Millan <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Subject: Re: Bug#156287: Advice on Drip (ITP #156287)
- From: Jeremy Hankins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 13:05:02 -0400
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firstname.lastname@example.org (Thomas Bushnell, BSG) writes:
> Steve Langasek <email@example.com> writes:
>> This is an arbitrary distinction that has no clear basis in the
>> law. You are also circumventing CSS by playing the DVD in question
>> (viewing is also a form of "access"). Remember that CSS is a
>> standard developed by a consortium of DVD *player manufacturers*,
>> to maintain their hardware profits.
> I believe this is not correct.
I'm not absolutely clear what distinction Steve's referring to, but I
assumed it was the distinction between decoding+copying and
decoding+playing. My understanding is that it's the decoding (i.e.,
the circumvention) that's questionable, whether it's copied or played.
The whole preventing copying bit is just MPIAA spin; what css actually
does is prevent playing (i.e., interpretation of the data).
Am I misunderstanding? Adding decss to drip may intuitively *seem*
worse than adding decss to a player, but is there legal or factual
basis for that? A circumvention device is a circumvention device;
that's the whole point with this law.
Jeremy Hankins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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