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Re: compiling a Debian package

Darac Marjal writes:
> libdvdcss2 brute forces the decryption on the disk and, so, might be
> considered circumvention under the DMCA. This IS allowed in some
> cases...

It is legal to use it to access a DVD you own in the USA as long as you
make no infringing copies.  The problem is that the CCA contends that
the primary purpose of libdvdcss2 is circumvention and so, they contend,
distributing it is illegal.  If it can be established that its primary
purpose in not copyright infringement it will be legal.  That has not
yet been done so Debian cannot risk distributing it.
John Hasler

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