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Re: DVD Players & these DeCSS Rulings



Hi,

> > Can you redhat guys bug one of your lawyers and see if we can finally 
> > bundle a Dvd player with Linux.  These court rulings seem to allow it 
> > now since it's deemed a non trade secret now.
> 
> I suggest you look at the current rulings on DVD copying tools

From memory (and I think we're talking about that company selling DVD
copying software here), the deCSS technology is not illegal nor is it a
trade secret anymore (post DVD Jon). However, software which utilises
deCSS for the purposes of copying (which as soon as you bundle something
with deCSS in you have access to) is illegal.

It's almost as daft a situation as not being able to bundle an MP3
plugin for xmms anymore due to some rotter who has decided to patent a
formula.

Personally, I'd love xine to be bundled with FC2, but I think there is
more chance of the current president of the USA being found to have
anything other than bone between his ears!

TTFN

Paul

TTFN

Paul

-- 
"Logic, my dear Zoe, is merely the ability to be wrong, but with 
authority" - Dr Who.

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