[MPlayer-users] DeCSS legal status

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Sat Mar 29 23:59:22 CET 2003

On Sat, Mar 29, 2003 at 09:31:03PM +0100, Christof Buergi wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Am Donnerstag, 27. März 2003 04.28 schrieb Roberto De Leo:
> > [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read
> > DOCS/bugreports.html] Hi,
> > I wonder if you have any idea about the current DeCSS legal status in
> > the US and in Europe.
> In the US, and probably in some european countrys, DeCSS is possibly 
> considered to be a "copyright circumvention device", and thus illegal. 
> I say "possibly", since there is no completed case yet. Another issue 
> are the title keys stored in the DeCSS code. Those might infringe 
> copyright, but it's quite easy to get rid of them, and they are not 
> really needed.

I don't see any way it can be considered a copying device whatsoever
when it's mplayer-only (no mencoder) on a bootable cd just for
watching dvd's...


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