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Re: Java debs anyone?

On Tue, 2004-12-14 at 17:51 +0100, Colin Leroy wrote:
> On 14 Dec 2004 at 08h12, Eric Gaumer wrote:
> Hi, 
> > > 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.

 Won in what sense? He is not going to jail won, or deCSS is legal won?
I guess what I'm asking is, can we legally use deCSS?

Eric Gaumer <gaumerel@ecs.fullerton.edu>

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