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Re: Node 541

by dws (Chancellor)
on Mar 08, 2001 at 06:30 UTC ( #62903=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Node 541

The aforementioned 7-line script doesn't contain the keys necessary to decrypt DVDs. That, MIT argues, makes it legal (or, rather, doesn't make it illegal).

Regardless, this is a good discussion to have, since this type of issue is bound to come up again in one form or another.

In this case, I approve of this form of preemptive censorship. It's not polite to wave a red blanket (a purported DVD cracker) at a bull (the RIAA) when a third party (vroom) is innocently standing behind the blanket. For the vast majority of people here, this is the wrong forum to pick a legal fight. It could be disasterously bad for the entire community. If vroom decides otherwise, let him make that call.

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