[Mplayer-users] Felix, you're wrong!

Felix Bünemann atmosfear at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Jul 11 14:49:12 CEST 2001

Hello Daniel,

Wednesday, July 11, 2001, 12:43:22 PM, you wrote:

>>In germany you can't divx movies on cdrom, for some certain copyright
>>restrictions =)

DK> Why this ??
DK> first of all, you can!
DK> You can even copy your DVD's you borrowed from someone you know
DK> well. (Or from your local DVD-Video-rental)
DK> There have to be 2 things to be obeyed
DK> 1. You may not sell this copy to anyone
Nick talked about bying DivX Movies on CD-ROM.

DK> 2. You may not copy this copy for anyone except:
DK>    a) you are a close friend of this person and
DK>    b) you don't charge any money for this copy
yea but it was about bying which includes money IMHO :) not about

DK> The above things are true as long:
DK> you do not use company secrets (as could be said if you use
DK> libcss)
DK> The copy-protection which was/is used today on many
DK> VHS-cassettes (or on DVD)restricts your rights as shown above.
DK> Thus, you may use a decryption tool, as long as this tool
DK> doesn't contain code which was derived from illegal actions
DK> (Disassembling of legal DVD players)

DK> And after all: if you make your own movie...
DK> why should it be forbidden to put that on CD?
Yea, that's something else, but I don't think nick talked about that.
Best regards,
 Felix                            mailto:atmosfear at users.sourceforge.net

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