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RE: [dvd-discuss] The power of a click
- To: "'dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu'" <dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu>
- Subject: RE: [dvd-discuss] The power of a click
- From: Richard Hartman <hartman(at)onetouch.com>
- Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 08:52:37 -0800
- Reply-To: dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu
- Sender: owner-dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu
Moreover, although a single click is enough to _launch_
DeCSS, I doubt that the operator interaction ends there.
(Admittedly, I have never run DeCSS ... but I assume there
are parameters to tweak & at least a field for an output
filename to be filled out, plus another click on a "go"
-Richard M. Hartman
186,000 mi./sec ... not just a good idea, it's the LAW!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bryan Taylor [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2001 2:47 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] The power of a click
> --- mickey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > How does one measure the effort required to click a mouse?
> In the past,
> > it was a neat thing when machines could do work "at the push of a
> > button." Today, the click is seen as an effortless way to
> initiate a
> > series of instructrions in a list. But the thing I am
> having trouble
> > figuring out is this:
> > How can a click be an effortless and mindless action, as in
> starting a
> > circumvention program, while also being used to verify that one has
> > applied careful consideration to a(n) EULA?
> Oh, that is a very good point!!
> The idea that the amount of physical motion of an act is a
> consideration in
> deciding who is responsible for its results has no basis in
> law. However subtle
> the mostion, there is nothing subtle about the state of mind that it
> represents. DeCSS is not some kind of software booby trap
> that decrypts without
> an absolutely clear intent to engage in the conduct of
> decryption solely on the
> part of the user.
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