[MPlayer-users] Re: [MPlayer-users] ASF patenting ?

Clemens Wächter clemenswaechter at web.de
Sun Jul 14 01:54:02 CEST 2002

On Sat, 13 Jul 2002 23:38:08 +0200
Zdik Kudrle <zdik.kudrle at borg.cz> wrote:

> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Gee,
> guys, you look scared as hell. What's going on? I can understand, that some
> USA guy is scared of RIAA, DMCA and such bullshit. But m-Europeans? Can
> you imagine M$ guys walking to your flat in Budapest/Prague/Warsaw? I come
> from Brno/CZ and this imagination sound ridiculous to me. What can they do?

Well, actually the problem is not only M$ itself. Its more or less the whole
media industry including M$ but also the Music Industry and so on.

And yes, they might walk into your house as far as I know. At least they did
so with the first guy releasing the first DeCSS code. They don't do that
alone for themselves but they ask the responsible department of your police.
You see, I don't expect them to do that but anyway they can cause you alot
of trouble if they feel to.

> Are they police? No. Are they gods? No. They are just bunch of crack-heads with
> big amount of money in their asses. That's it.

Not really. They aren't the police, true, but sometimes they have good friends there
or at another useful department of your/our state/states. 
But you are right, they aren't gods. But it doesn't take a god to maybe destroy your
entire life. It just takes an as... err I mean the wrong person. 
I know a nice story of a asshole wanting to be the boss, but I think its redundant to
post it to the whole list. If you want me to post it or send it to you personally
drop me a line. 
> So I don't think they are big danger to standard Middle-European citizen.

Probably not. Probably yes. But I think no one of us here is really wanting
to find it out so its the question that drives us. Its the question that brings
us here. 

> --ZK

Clemens Wächter

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