[Ma-linux] (no subject)
przemek at gwyn.tux.org
Mon Dec 4 13:38:29 EST 2006
Ubuntu software installer prints this warning message:
Please NOTE that downloading and installing w32codecs, libdvdcss2
and other non-free codecs without paying a fee to the concerned
authorities constitutes a CRIME in the United State of
America. Hence if you are viewing this message from anywhere in
the United States of America, please HIT CANCEL immediately.
What _is_ the legality of w32codecs and CSS decoders?
1) illegal to use them on content which one doesn't have a legal right to
2) illegal to use them on any content
3) illegal to just have them
I think 1) is true, 2) may be true 'thanks' to DMCA; what about 3)?
I still have the T-shirt with deCSS on it, although it can't be
illegal because the text washed out :)
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