[techtalk] Re: DVD-ROM on Linux?

Steve Kudlak chromexa at ovis.net
Sun Dec 19 02:31:00 EST 1999

Kelly Lynn Martin wrote:

> On Sun, 19 Dec 1999 04:31:59 -0500, coder <coderman at mindspring.com> said:
> >Well, i spose the crack itself is illegal to distribute (software to
> >circumvent copyright protection mechanism are illegal last time I
> >checked), however, if you are not distributing the decoded
> >audio/video or playing pirated videos then you *should* be fine.
> Well, some of us actually care about following the law, and agitate
> for its change through legal channel.  BTW, the DVD thing is patent,
> not copyright.
> Kelly
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Oh, I know this all sounds very lawyer like. But I think a patent would let
you do things like build or make things patented as long as one doesn't see
them. It all turns on touchy details. So if you have you DIY (Do It Yourself)
it would be legal and ethical. But it is very gray and I am sure people have
different ideas about this whole issue. But this is hard a techtalk thing. So
I will leave it at that.

Have Fun,
Sends Steve

P.S. I wonder if this will change as "linux" gets recognized as important. I
mean will there be an issue about this....But right now outside of major
university and techie areas, like here linux is still pretty much unknown.

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