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Re: Java debs anyone?

On 14 Dec 2004 at 08h12, Eric Gaumer wrote:


> > Please stop digressing to irrelevant tangents.
> How is this irrelevant. Does deCSS not violate licensing issues? If it
> wasn't for guys putting this stuff out there, we would be screwed when
> it came to watching DVD's on Linux. So now who is wrong? I paid good
> money for a DVD and I can't watch it?

The case has been closed (and 'Dvd Jon'
won) exactly for the reason you mention - except it's stated
"reverse-engineering for interoperability is allowed". It may have been
different if the trial had taken place in the USA where they have
software patents and the DMCA.


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