[MPlayer-users] NVidia will be bannished

Alan Wilter Sousa da Silva alan at biof.ufrj.br
Tue Jan 29 19:32:02 CET 2002

Well put René Bartsch.  Why to make things easier if we can make them more
complicates ;).

On Tue, 29 Jan 2002, René Bartsch wrote:

> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Hi,
> But let's be realistic. No one does anything for nothing. Opensource only works for a big group with similar interests, but we need
> the commercial way for the single, personal solutions. So we have to find a commercial-and-opensource-hand-in-hand solution.
> Sure, the DCMA and the similar copyright acts coming to Europe Union in december offend democracy and violate mankind, as it is a
> I'm dreaming of a world of freedom and democracy, too, where everyone can go and do what he wants, except he offends the same rights
> of others.
> basic need of human existence to communicate and exchange knowledge. That extreme and successful evolution of mankind is based on a
> extraordinary  well developed communication and the will to exchange knowlegde with others in order to work together for a common
> goal. And that huge mass of copyright trials in the US now coming to us with the new copyright acts might be the end of IT
> civilization, as evolution is stopped by the prohibition to communicate the copyright lobby forces us by law ( 'When do you develop
> next step? ... Don't know, yet. We have about 30 trials to do before ...).
> We have to find a way Opensource and industrials existing with each other. This can't be achieved with that overdrawn copyright
> laws, which violate the rights of freedom to provide some single persons or groups with almighty rights.
> I think the only solution is a policy, in which knowledge belonging to all is a common, basic right, but the authors and inventors
> also have to be honored for their work! (ever heard the word of fairplay?)
> Especially the multimedia lobbies have prevented to find such a way as they are to greedy to accept the market is changing.
> They didn't realize that it is not the money motivating the user to copy, but their longing for almighty control of the users (never
> heard of fairplay ...).
> And now they have pushed that awful copyright laws!
> And one of the reasons they made it is that the european people, especially the german, is like sheeps - A sheep that doesn't defend
> will be sheared ...
> They do not  realize it's the user (themself) with his buying habit who appoints the market ...
> If we solve that problems, the nVidia problems solves itself!
> I hope you MPlayer authors will be able to continue your great work after december, not spending your life in court houses because
> of copyright trials.
> But now back from offtopic to the project ...
> Rene

Alan Wilter S. da Silva
 Laboratório de Física Biológica
  Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho
   Universidade do Brasil/UFRJ
    Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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