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Re: [dvd-discuss] Comparing DeCSS with legitimate code.
- To: dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu
- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Comparing DeCSS with legitimate code.
- From: "Michael A Rolenz" <Michael.A.Rolenz(at)aero.org>
- Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 09:04:57 -0700
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But the court didn't rule that the function was the thing....REmember the
courts tortured logic came back to the fact that the authority of the
copyright holder is granted to the purchaser of the DVD (note I did not
write owner) through a licensed player not at point of sale. Using
technology and the DMCA, they successfully argued that they can split the
traditional manner in which the authority of the copyright holder is
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05/23/2002 11:17 PM
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Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Comparing DeCSS with legitimate code.
On Thu, May 23, 2002 at 11:54:13PM +0100, Mark Roberts wrote:
> exists. Has it been pointed out to the court that every legitimate DVD
> player in the world has code which performs exactly the same function as
> DeCSS ?
that is not true. especially later versions of decss have a much more
sophisticated key handling than the commercial dvd players.
> Unless the court can say what DeCSS does that a legitimate player does
> not, there is surely no way that it can be ruled illegal.
- decss reads DVDs regardless of region coding
- decss allows skipping of the FBI warning
- decss reads DVDs regardless of key revocation (later versions)
- decss doesn't even need a key (later versions)
New GPG Key issued (old key expired):
pub 1024D/2D7A04F5 2002-05-16 Tom Vogt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Key fingerprint = C731 64D1 4BCF 4C20 48A4 29B2 BF01 9FA1 2D7A 04F5